Then, I joined Pinterest. (You may have heard.) In any case, I started out throwing wreath ideas in my "For the Home" Board and quickly realized they needed their own board. Now I have so many ideas that I am sad to only have two doors. I wonder if would look crazy to start sticking wreaths on the basement doors.
Anyway, before the Pinterest obsession, I whipped up this little number for Spring and Summer. I started with this inspiration from The Lettered Cottage. I wanted something that would be inviting for Spring and Summer so I wouldn't have to change it after a few days. (For those unacquainted with Kentucky weather, Spring typically lasts 2.3 days.)
|Welcome Spring! and Summer, since it's August already.|
I started with a purchased foam wreath from the floral department of my local-ish craft store. Then I added the yarn by dabbing on a bit of craft glue and then wrapping into the craft glue - working about 1-2 inches at a time. I used plain craft yarn that I had left over from a Haloween costume, but you could use anything you've got around, and, in fact, the heavier - the better.
Afterward, I used some yellow baby yarn to wrap the branch and glued it to the wreath (covering the worst of the overlapping). A happy pink silk flower later and we were good to go. I wanted to add a birds' nest, but never found one that I liked. So I went with this. Rocket surgery it isn't. But I like it. This could be done with just about any colors you like. The total cost of the project was around $3 for the wreath form, since everything else I used was scrap. And the total time spent on the project was about 4 hours. (That yarn takes longer to wrap than you think it's going to - give yourself plenty of time.)
I'm already excited about fall and have about a million ideas for great fall wreaths. I can't wait! Tell me what hangs on your front door? Anything? The same thing year round? Or are you wreath obsessed too?