Now that it’s August, I decided to finally take down our Spring-ish looking wreaths from our front doors (we have double front doors). Admittedly, I thought the ones I had hanging up would be alright all summer mainly because they were bright pretty flowers. That is until Brian one day asked when I was going to take down the spring wreaths and do something different on the doors. Now this my friends, does not happen very often. This is coming from the man that is not only color blind but also could give two craps (excuse my language) about decorating in general. Shocked from his statement, I just looked at him and said, “Um, because it costs money???”. This statement normally shuts him up really quick since by now everyone knows my dear husband is quite the cheap skate. I say this as endearingly as I possibly can. Love you babe
So after I swallowed my pride a bit & laughed off the fact that even my own “doesn’t care about decorating, crafting or anything that has to do with scissors, bows & doilies” husband was calling me out on lack of creativity of our front doors– Reality hit. Oh boy. I MUST BE SLACKING.
Thus the search began.
I needed to find decently priced and creative summer wreaths. You may be thinking, “Yeah right”. And yes, I would agree. The wreaths that are in the stores are usually either cheaply made and overpriced or horribly cheesy with no creativity. Every once in a while I will find a really nice wreath and then turn the price tag over to find $60 or more. PSSSHH. No way will I pay that much for a wreath! Not to mention we have to buy two since we have double front doors. So here I go again. It’s time to make my own!
Materials I used:
- 2 wood wreaths
- Artificial Moss
- Artificial Flowers
- Wood Block Letter
- glue gun & glue
- Nails & hammer
This project was pretty simple & took me about an hour to make both wreaths. Most of the time was spent wrapping the block letter “H”.
I’m not going to show you how I glue the flowers onto the wreath. I think for the most part, that’s pretty self-explantory. If you’re not sure, leave a comment & I’ll give you a step-by-step run down of it. I will tell you that I glued my moss down first and tried to lay it sporadically throughout the wreaths. I then went back and inserted the flowers where I thought they would look nice. If I liked the look, I glued the flowers in place.
Once I was finished with this step, I moved on to the block letter. I initially thought I would just leave it the simple natural wood look. After seeing it up on the door, I didn’t like the look. I decided to grab my yarn (my go-to product for anything…. that and spray paint). I wrapped the yarn around the letter until it was mostly covered. I wrapped it tightly and then tied it off in the back so you couldn’t see the knot.
Once finished with the wrapping I decided in order to keep the letter in place on the wreath I needed something to anchor it. I used a couple of nails to achieve this and nailed them into the bottom of my letter “H”.
I then proceeded to insert the nails of the letter into the wreath. It was tricky at first and I thought I would end of having to use my glue gun but I was able to position it to where it was secure and wouldn’t move or fall when the door was opened.
Drum roll please……………………..
okay, okay… that’s enough.
Ta-da! The finished product!
So how much did I spend to make two wreaths? I bought my wreaths for $6, the moss I bought for $3.95, all the flowers were $9 total, the wood block letter was a thift store find for 25 cents, I already had my yarn, glue gun & glue, nails & hammer. Grand total I spent: $19.20 + whatever tax was. We’ll just say about $20 for 2 custom wreaths. Not too shabby
It’s difficult to see since we have double glass doors too but here is a picture with the two wreaths hanging.
There you have it. A simple way to make a wreath for the remainder of the summer. Until of course it’s time for the fall wreath. Yet another DIY project I’m sure