Tuesday, May 7, 2013

{The Wreath That's Technically Not a Wreath}

Hey, y'all!  Last week I got tired of having a snowflake wreath on my front door.  I mean, it's springtime now...even thought it hasn't felt like it the past few days.  So, anyway, I saw {THIS} door hanging at Second Chance to Dream, and I knew that I just had to make my own version of it.
I started with a frame from Michaels and a wooden letter that I ended up using as a template.
I painted the wreath with Martha Stewart's Pink Flamingo.
That color just sounds perfect for warmer weather, doesn't it?  Then I used my wooden letter as a template to make a cardboard letter.
I know from experience that if you use a heavy embellishment on a wreath on one side and don't balance it with something, your wreath will hang crooked.  I thought a cardboard letter might remedy this problem.
After I traced the letter, I cut it out.  Then I painted it with metallic gold paint.
And since everything is better with glitter, I mixed some extra fine glitter and Mod Podge.  I brushed a few coats of the mixture on the letter.
I brushed gold paint on three tiny clothespins because I wanted them to hold my pennant banner, which I made next.
I cut pennant shapes out of coordinating fabric and ribbon.  I hot glued a piece of trim on the top of the pennants to create my banner.  I added some rhinestones and ric-rac to my letter and hot glued all the embellishments on the wreath.
I used a Command Adhesive hook to attach the wreath to the door.
I love all the fun colors on the wreath, and, of course, I love the glitter and sparkle.
If my bright green door didn't show enough of my personality, now I have this wreath.  How do you show your personality on the outside of your house?
You can see a red and aqua version of this wreath {HERE}.


  1. This is awesome! I have 2 smaller wooden frames like that from Michaels hanging at my place, and I've actually got a third one already waiting in the wings. What a creative idea!

  2. So cute Bethany! I love your door color, too. Updating my front door and shutters is on my summer to-do list.
    (And yes, everything IS better with glitter.) ;)

  3. Now *this* is more like me. I'm not really a wreath person. But this has those nice clean lines, and it's super cute! Love it!!

  4. I've never made a wreath before but this one I am loving! I also love that green door. Beautiful job.

  5. Gorgeous. Anything flamingo coloured gets my vote! Great job....:)

  6. Hi, Bethany
    This turned out beautiful. I love the happy colors. I have two of these frames I picked up lasted yr and used them for pic but I love the wreath idea. Have a great day.

  7. I really like this - something completely different. Very cute colors too!
    Great job!


    (New follower & I found you at Southern Lovely)

  8. Really cute. I think I just might have to whip one of these out. Thanks for sharing. Saw you at FPTFY.

  9. Whoa! Your bright green door is amazing and now add an adorable wreath? Oops, not a wreath. Super cute!

  10. Love how this turned out! THe color is amazing and really pops on your beautiful green door!

  11. Absolutely adorable!! I love it Bethany! Ive been wanting to buy one of those laser cut frames.. now I must have one :)

  12. I love it! It's so cute! I also love that your door is green. I want a green door now. :)

  13. This is so dang cute! I love the pink color! I would love to have you join me for my Centerpiece
    Wednesday linky party and share this post with us. Come on over http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/04/centerpiece-wednesday-cool-blues-with.html



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