My mom and sister-in-law were here this weekend, which means one of two things. We'll go shopping or we'll do projects. This weekend it was all about the projects! My sister in law and I both decided we needed new wreaths for our front door. I still have my Easter wreath hanging, and I knew I wanted to change it before MC's party next weekend. So, Saturday afternoon, we went to our favorite store. Any guesses on what that might be?
If you guessed, Hobby Lobby, you were right! I'll give you a thousand imaginary dollars- Congrats!
Neither of us were sure what we wanted our wreath to look like, so I pulled up Pinterest on my phone, because I had pinned and remembered seeing lots of cute wreaths!
We found a grapevine wreath that had cream flowers, a silver bow, and the house numbers down the side, and we both agreed that we would make our wreaths the same. After all, we live 4 hours apart, so no one would know the difference (until now.)
I decided not to do our house numbers because we are actually moving at the end of the month. (I know, we're moving again- but that's another post.) So, I went with a "W" for our last name.
Hobby Lobby carries wooden letters for around $3-5.00. I picked up some silver paint and painted it. I started with the sides first, and then painted the front. I skipped the back because no one would see it.
We also purchased a grapevine wreath ($5.00), and some silver deco-trim ($6.00). I already had the wire at home.
I started by wiring the deco mesh to one side of the wreath.
We also purchased one flower bouquet that had 6 large flowers on it. She and I divided the flowers. ($10.00) I pulled off the flower heads, and hot glued them in place between the gatherings of the deco mesh.
When the letter was dry, I used wood glue on the back to secure it in place. I tried using hot glue, but it just wouldn't hold, so i'm glad I found wood glue in the garage (thanks DJ!) I also wired it in place in three different areas, and then I painted over the wired areas with the silver paint.
And, ta-da! I hung the wreath on my front door.
I love the yellow/grey combination! Although, I just noticed that my wreath hanger is gold- oh well.
The wreath cost about $15.00 to make, but we also didn't get anything on sale, which was our fault, because I'm sure it'll all be on sale this week. However, we needed a new wreath yesterday, so we didn't wait. We did however, pull up a 40% off coupon on our smart phone.
Anyway, I love it- hope you do too!