Tuesday, February 25, 2014

DIY: Door Wreath

Happy Monday!  I'm feeling much better today!  I still didn't get a full nights sleep last night, but I don't feel near as crappy as I did yesterday, yay!  

As promised, I have a fun DIY project to show you today!  In one of my posts last week I mentioned something called "Pinterest Day" aka a day where a bunch of us girls get together at someone's house to craft, drink wine, chat and eat junk food.  So much fun!

There are two rules we follow on Pinterest Day and they are: 
  1. Bring supplies needed to create a project you've pinned on Pinterest (each person does their own project, we aren't all doing the same one).
  2. Bring a snack to share using a recipe you've found on Pinterest!  
Pretty simple and it's always a good time!

Here is the inspiration for my project. I'd been eyeing this wreath on Etsy for sometime now, but couldn't bring myself to pay $55.  So instead I pinned it and decided to make it myself!


Using a 40% coupon from Hobby Lobby, I bought everything you see here to make the wreath for only $17!  Much more justifiable in my opinion!  

Here are the supplies I needed:
  • Wreath made from sticks
  • Wooden letter
  • White acrylic paint
  • 5, individual, fake, burlap, hydrangea flowers
  • Wired burlap ribbon (I used white chevron print)
  • Craft twine
  • Scissors
  • Cheap paint brush

I started by painting the wooden letter the day before the party to allow it adequate time to dry.


The next day I packed up my supplies and headed to the party to finish the rest!

The stems on the hydrangea leaves were a bit long, so I snipped the ends and stuck each flower in-between the sticks on the left side of the wreath. They were perfectly secure without even using glue...easy peesy!

Next came the bow.  Thankfully, I had my cousin there who was a pro at tying bows.  I wrapped the ribbon around the wreath before tying the bow, but to make it a bit easier you could cut and tie the ribbon first and then hot glue it to the wreath.  Just an idea!


I then took my twine {without cutting it}and wrapped it around the right side of the wreath. I attempted to do so in a way that looked more rustic by leaving a few gaps in-between sections of the twine. 

Once I had the twine wrapped halfway down the right side of the wreath {don't cut the twine yet}, I then placed the wooden letter on top of the twine and started wrapping a few times around the letter.  After it was secure I then cut the twine and tied a knot.  


Done! I couldn't wait to get home and hang it on my front door! 


It turned out great and was beyond simple to make!  I think I might make a second one for summer with more vibrant colors!  Can't wait!

Speaking of "can't waits", I am SOOOOO unbelievably excited for THIS...


Ryan and I have been waiting four, long, torturous months to see the last eight episodes of this show and they FINALLY released it on Netflix last night!  Ahhhh! BEST.SHOW.EVER!

See ya!