Saturday, July 14, 2012

"C" is for Craft (Door Wreath)

Last week Rachel@InNoSimpleLanguage linked up with Sherry@YoungHouseLove for a Pinterest Challenge.  Aren't we all guilty of pinning, pinning, pinning and not doing, doing, doing?!  Well, Rachel got on the ball and made a hydrangea alphabet wreath.

I absolutely love how it turned out, so I decided I needed a summer wreath on my front door too.  If you read my blog regularly, you know I am not a crafty person.  Most of my craft ideas involve thinking up something and having my husband or a contractor finish it.  Luckily this craft only took two trips to Hobby Lobby and maybe an hour of my time.   Here is how mine looks!

Shopping list:
  • Wreath
  • Fake flowers (apparently I bought the most expensive ones with the thickest stems known to mankind...ugh!)
  • Wooden letter
  • Acrylic paint
  • Foam paint brush
  • Glue gun
  • Wreath hanger
Also needed:
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters
    All in I spent about $40.  The first trip to Hobby Lobby I bought glue sticks for the glue gun.  I didn't end up needing much glue at all, except for gluing the letter to the wreath, which was a good thing because I bought the wrong size glue sticks anyway.  Two glue sticks came with the gun, and I only used one of those.  I knew I had a wreath hanger at home for my Christmas wreath, but I forgot it had bells on it.  Can't really use that in July :-\  So the second trip to Hobby Lobby was to return the unused glue sticks and buy a new wreath hanger.  I originally thought I would get a hanger that went over the top of the door, but I saw these cool magnetic ones on the same shelf.  I was pretty sure our front door was metal, so I went with the magnetic hanger.  Thank you to the inventor of the magnetic wreath hanger.  It's barely noticeable on the door.

    magnetic wreath hanger


    1. Super cute!! I might have to copy!! :)

    2. cute Ashley! Love your summer wreath!

    3. It looks really fantastic!! I have never heard of the magnetic wreath holder....and I regularly frequent several Hobby Lobby's in the area always thinking I am going to finish one of the zillions of projects I have going at any given time. I am going to have to pick one (or ten) of this up!


    4. You did a great job Ashley! It looks summery and fun!

    5. So cute! You did a great job!!! I need to spruce up a wreath!

    6. Oh my gosh, yours turned out so cute!! Wasn't it easy??

    7. It looks great! Amazing that you found time to do that... working full time, a little one running around, and a new baby on the way! Was great to spend time with you yesterday!


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