DIY Summer Wreath

Monday , 17, June 2013 Leave a comment

My bright yellow front door has been blank since I took down my fall burlap wreath.  Figuring out what to hang on my door has been on my to-do list since Easter.  Last week I finally got around to gathering the supplies for my new summer wreath.  As I perused pinterest I didn’t find anything that was exactly what I wanted.  Ideally my new summer door decoration would be colorful (but not too girly), inexpensive to make, quick (as in put together in less than an hour), and would incorporate our last name, or at least the first letter.  I decided to head to the craft store for more inspiration and this is what I came up with.

Pretty right?  Thanks!  Here are the steps I took to create this beauty!

Supplies:

1 Wreath form.  Size is up to you.

2.  Wooden letters of your last name.  Or whatever word you want to spell out.  I considered ‘Welcome’.  I also considered just using the first letter of our last name but couldn’t find one large enough in a font that I liked.

3.  1/2 yard of fabric.

4.  Paint (if you want to paint the letters)

5.  Glue gun

6.  Pinking shears

7.  1/2 yard of ribbon for hanging the wreath

 

Directions:

1.  Paint the wooden letters and set aside to dry

2.  Cut strips of fabric about 3 inches wide using the pinking shears.  Take a strip of fabric and secure the end to the wreath form with a bead of hot glue.  Wrap the fabric around the wreath form, overlapping so that none of the Styrofoam shows through.  Secure the end with another bead of hot glue.  Continue this process until the wreath is completely covered in fabric.

3.  When the letters are dry, secure them to the fabric wrapped wreath with hot glue.

4.  Tie the ribbon around your wreath leaving the loop big enough to hang on a hook.

5.  Hang your wreath and enjoy!

 

What do you have hanging on your front door?

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