Thursday, July 25, 2013

DIY Colorful Summer Wreath


DIY Colorful Summer Wreath
We don't have many holiday or seasonal decorations for our house yet. We've only been here one year so far and stuff like that just costs so much money! I guess it's the type of thing you have to gather over the years before you have a lot of it. 

Our front door needed something colorful on it for the summer. Of course, summer is almost over now but I haven't had a chance to get to making this project until now. I love how it turned out and the bright colors. I even saw a floor mat at Lowe's the other day that would match perfectly...I think we should buy it and put it out on our front entry to go with this colorful wreath!

Here is what I used to make my wreath:
  • Black picture frame
  • 2 colors of ribbon
  • 4 felt flowers
  • "Smile" wooden cutout
  • Hot glue gun
  • 2 picture hangers w/nails
  • Hammer
  • Ribbon to hang it
  • Paint for the wooden cutout
  • Paintbrush
DIY Colorful Summer WreathI wanted to put a different word instead of "smile" but I looked at two different stores and couldn't find anything else to work. Even the individual letters that would fit, didn't have all the right letters available. It always seems to work out that way! 

The felt flowers were pre-made and in the clearance aisle. If I hadn't found these I would have used normal silk flowers but I really like how these felt ones turned out! The back of the frame looked a little messy after I glued the ribbons on, so I covered it up by gluing a strip of the green ribbon around the entire back side, since my front door is glass and you would be able to see the back of it from the inside. 

I wasn't sure how I was going to hang it, it is rather heavy and I didn't want it to fall down. I finally decided to nail two picture hangers to the back, one on each corner and use those to tie the ribbon hanger to. So far it's been holding up nicely on our front door! 



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9 comments :

  1. That's so cute!
    -Heather
    www.stringtownhome.net

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  2. Really cute! Nice colors. I love green.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  3. What a cute, fun, and colourful wreath! Great work!

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  4. Very cute, and creative! :) I cant even seem to get around to creating a christmas wreath little own a summer wreath, lol, but this I love!

    Kayla
    http://doublethalove.blogspot.com

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    1. That's the next thing I should work on...a Christmas wreath lol.

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  5. New follower:) I love your blog design!!

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  6. This is SUPER cute Stephanie, This goes straight to my to do list! Pining!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with me at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back tomorrow with more awesome shares! Hope you are having a great week!!!

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

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    1. Thanks for the pin! I hope you are having a great week as well :)

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