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10 ways to DIY a store bought wreath for HGTV

Living in Brooklyn, my front door goes to a dimly lit hallway. This is not a great environment for a beautiful, all natural, greenery wreath to thrive. I tried having a real, live evergreen wreath once. Every time the door opened it shed a bunch of sad needles all over the ground. It was dying a slow death being in a dark hallway all day long.

Enter my new obsession: Adding decor to faux wreaths. Easily purchased for super cheap at a local craft store (or Amazon prime, because, who are we kidding, I order everything on Amazon), choose from a natural looking evergreen or a grapevine and get glueing.

HGTV asked me to create 10 easy ways to jazz up a store bought wreath. Too bad I don’t have ten doors available for decorating, because each one of these is the modern, cool wreath of my dreams.

See them all up in gallery form on HGTV.

mylar_balloon_mini_wreathSilver_bow_wreat Greenery_Christmas_wreath airplant_wreath_holidayHoneycomb_holiday_wreath Neon_christmas_wreath modern_white_christmas_wreath

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Instagram Giveaway!

givewaway1Everyone likes cash. It’s true. In celebration of my online shop opening, I’m hosting a giveaway over on Instagram for $200 in cash. The cold, hard kind.

So if you are interested in my super simple giveaway (no reposting or loops, promise), head over to my instagram account and find the post with the same image as above.

This is how you are going to spend the next 60 seconds of your life:

  1. head on over to my instagram profile, @MEdgemontDesign
  2. like this post
  3. tag two of your best friends who love party decor in the comments

That’s it! Now sit pretty until Thusday at 12pm EST when I announce the winner. Good luck!

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The Michelle Edgemont Shop

Michelle_Edgemont_shop_openThere is was. The magical barn along the narrow country rode overflowing with vintage treasures. It was 2009, I was in the middle of planning and decorating my own wedding, and I was desperately looking for something, ANYTHING, to bring my DIY, unconventional wedding to life. I wasn’t in the position to drop $75 per table linen to rent and definitely needed something else besides the standard white linens offered by our caterer.

The cardboard box was calling my name. I dug through the dusty linens and found a few treasures to decorate the tables at the reception. Brightly colored fabrics in unique, cheerful patterns that were sewn into linens.

Everyone doesn’t have a barn full of magic, the time to dig through boxes, or the ability to decorate their own wedding from vintage linens. I created this shop for you. For the couple who’s creativity is out of this world, who wants to go against the status quo, who wants a wedding that reflects their unconventional and colorful design aesthetics.

Using my six years of experience as a textile design in the fashion industry and the last four as an event designer, I designed three individual products (in signature, modern patterns) that can easily transform a wedding or event.

I’m excited to introduce you to the Michelle Edgemont Shop:

Michelle_edgemont_shop placematpads

The placemat pads are my joy. Many of my wedding design clients want to bring a unique, cool aesthetics to their tables without the big price tag for specialty linens and upgraded dinnerware rentals. My solution are these paper placemats. Saturated color printed on beautiful, smooth paper – these placemats can transform the basic, white linen and plates to a never-before-seen, bold tablescape.

They come in four designs:

  • Dash. The most perfect black lines on bright white paper. The most adaptable of the patterns, this placemat can fit with any centerpiece.
  • Criss Cross. A fashion-forward cobalt blue with white and gray lines that intersect over the placemat.
  • Joyful Geo. My signature pattern and the most colorful – the quintessential geometric pattern in bright, cheerful colors.
  • Ombre. My personal favorite of the bunch, pretty and modern at the same time, this ombre pattern brings the perfect amount of color.

Paper_placemat_blue Paper_Placemat_black_and_white Paper_placemat_geometric paper_placemat_ombre

The cocktail napkins. I wanted the foil printed cocktail napkins to do a few things: A) be in colors that are gender neutral and will fit into any decor scheme, B) be charismatic without being tacky, and C) use foil colors that are on trend. So, here you go! Four foil printed cocktail napkins:

How cool would these look in stacks on your bar?

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Finally, the backdrops. For my clients, I have the toughest time finding interesting, modern, cool backdrops. I usually end up designing them myself. These backdrops are my babies. I hope you are excited about them as I am! They come in two patterns: the signature Joyful Geo and Ombre. They have rod pockets on the top AND the bottom – so you can choose which end you want on the top.

Say your vows in front of them, use it as your photobooth backdrop, or display your cake in front of one. After your wedding, you’ll have it as a keepsake. I made a baby quilt for Dean out of the fabrics I found in that dusty barn.

MichelleEdgemontShop_backdropMichelleEdgemontShop_backdrop_geoThat’s everything! The Michelle Edgemont Shop is officially open for business.

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