Summer is almost here and I can't wait ~ I'm so excited! To welcome the season, I wanted to dress my front door in something whimsical, light, airy and full of the glorious color I dreamt about during those cold, grey days of winter. Last year, I added letters to a wreath and while I love the idea of decorating with words, this year, I was craving a simpler, more rustic look to greet my guests. I decided on this sticker sign wreath and I couldn't be happier with the result. It was super easy to whip up, it seriously took me ten minutes, and it's a foolproof way to get perfect lettering regardless of your penmanship skills.
I'm also really excited to introduce you to my new friends today and welcome you to our Dose of DIY Blog Hop. We've decided to get together once a month and share some pretties with you, so stick around (see what I did there?) after my wreath tutorial for more even more ways to decorate your front door or porch for summer.
Warm, sunny, lazy, hazy, dream-filled summer....
I started with a pre-made twig wreath that I purchased last fall at the craft store for over 60% off. It was basic, but for about five bucks it was too good to pass up. I knew I could do something unique with it eventually and take it from boring to beautiful.
I wasn't wrong.
And yes, it is hanging on my kitchen cabinet. I like to work on wreaths when they are vertical. It's much easier to see how they will look on the door that way. Perspective is important.
I didn't know exactly how I wanted to dress it up, so I opened up my craft box to see what I had on hand. Lucky me, I had a wall sticker with inspiring words in the same color as the wreath flowers and an old wooden sign that my daughter's friend gave me last year.
"Here Kim, the string came off, but I know you can do something creative with it!"
I love that kid.
Of course, if you are looking to recreate this type of wreath and you don't have a sign on hand, any small piece of wood will do. You could even use a shim. Just paint it in your desired color and you're ready for the sticker.
I snipped the word DREAM ~ something I love to do on the beach all summer long ~ and stuck it to the wood.
If I wanted to affix it permanently to the tiny sign, I could've sealed it with decoupage gel. I didn't. I want to be able to remove the sticker in the future. Come Christmas, for example, I may want to reuse that little sign and slap a NOEL or PEACE sticker on it. I'm a fickle decorator, so permanent is not usually a good choice for me.
It's the same reason I used two pieces of frayed twine, threaded through the existing holes, to hang the sign on the wreath. I can just untie it when I am ready to repurpose. If your wood doesn't have holes, you can just hot glue it on.
Lastly, I gathered a few more pieces of twine together, in varying lengths, to make a very primitive bow and tied it to one of the branches.
That's it, that's all it took to bring "summer" my house.
Now, I'm just waiting for the calendar to catch up!
Looking for more ways to get your entryway prepped and ready for its summer debut? Well then, today's your lucky day!
Check out these pretty ideas from my very talented friends as we kick off our first Dose of DIY Blog Hop. Visit Kristi from Chatfield Court, Sarah from Creative Ramblings, Tammy from One More Time Events, Jill from Sew A Fine Seam and Michele from Shelstring.
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Aren't they all super charming? If you enjoyed these fabulous projects, then mark your calendar to join us again next month when we will reveal DIY pillow projects and in August when we tackle lighting.
Don't you just love a good dose of DIY?
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