Summer Sticker Sign Wreath

June 15, 2015





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 promise. 

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.


I also love the sign. It's very pretty and I do live by the beach. I didn't want to destroy it, as I do plan to use the nautical sentiment in the future. So for now, I just flipped it over to the blank backside and since it was already finished, I didn't even have to paint.

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. 

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58 comments:

  1. How refreshing! I love how easy this project is. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Kim! It was a fun way to make...and super quick!!

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  2. Very cute love how it looks on your bench with the pillows. Very Nice!

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    1. Thank you, Tammy. I am so ready for summer!

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  3. I love your sign you made for your wreath Kim! Thanks for linking up to our Cooking & Crafting with J & J Link Up!

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    1. Thanks Julie. This project was very easy...just the way I like them. :)

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  4. How pretty, Kim! It's going to be a great summer, I can just feel it.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. I hope so, Amalia! It was a brutal winter and I could use a “great” season!!

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  5. This is so pretty, love that you got it for a steal. I find working vertical with a wreath is much easier too, mine hangs from a chair in my office :)

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    1. The perspective is so much better that way, isn't it, Sarah? Otherwise, I find myself picking the wreath up twenty times to check out how it looks!

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  6. Easy project Kim and it looks great. Have a great week.
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris! Less time crafting means more time on the beach! ;-)

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    1. Thanks Brenda!! I love getting pinned! ;-) I bet the young kids won’t get my joke. Ha!

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  8. Kim, your summer "do" for the porch looks welcoming and a sure bet place to relax and watch the world go by. I'm not much of a DIY anymore, but I enjoy reading about these fun projects. Your signs are a cute idea! "Beachy Keen" ~ a take on "peachy keen" which I used to use frequently. Ha! I hadn't thought of that one in a long while though.
    Have a great week ahead!

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    1. Hello Sarah! Thanks for the visit! I enjoy a little DIY, but generally it has to be super easy or I pass. Hence, my sticker sign. It’s funny you mentioned the “peachy keen” reference, the kids had no idea what it meant! I had to explain. :-)

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  9. so pretty. I love the colors. We can't do wreaths on outside doors because the ocean breeze would just sweep it right away. I always love to see them on other people's doors.

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    1. I totally get that…I have a glass storm door and try to place the wreath in between the glass. It means I have to have a pretty flat wreath. It’s not always the best!

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  10. What a fresh and inspiring wreath! Love the simplicity of it.

    Judy

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    1. Thank you, Judy! I am in a simple mood lately!

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  11. That's really cute!!! I need a new wreath for my front door

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    1. Then I say grab a sticker, Alicia! It really is THAT easy!

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  12. This is so cute...I really love the pretty colors. And I'll remember your tip on doing wreaths vertically. I never thought of that but so true!!

    Jane x

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    1. It works, Jane! Sometimes I have to balance my stuff before I glue it down, which can be comical to watch, but beats hanging it up and having to unglue, because my view was askew! ;-)

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  13. So pretty Kim! You know I'm all about quick and easy too. I love that you can change it for another season/holiday.

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    1. Thanks Kristi! I already have an idea for fall. I just love the color of this wreath! :)

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  14. Hi,
    This is a great project. I love the color choice.
    Enjoy the Summer, just a few days away :-))
    Carla

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    1. Thanks Carla! We are counting down…it was a really long winter! ;)

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  15. Hello from Oz lovely Kim! It's great to see you again after my very long blogging break! I see you are still keeping busy and making your home look as beautiful as ever. This is a gorgeous wreath and looks like something I could manage to make as well!

    Well, I'm finally back and ready to get into blogging again. If you feel like joining another linky party I'm starting a new one! It's called Sundays Down Under and it will begin Saturday evening your time. I would be so thrilled if you could join in!

    Take care and best wishes for a wonderful week.
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Lovely to have you back, Natasha and I would love to stop by your party and say hello...er...G'day! 💕

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  16. Your wreath is really pretty! I love the pillows on the bench too.

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    1. Thank you, Stacey! It all just kind of fell into place. I wish I could say it was a plan!

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  17. Great upcycle of an existing wreath, love it!

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    1. Thanks Christine. I am much happier when I don't have to start from scratch!

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  18. Dear Kim ... Quite charming and so welcoming. Thank you for sharing. ♥ Teri

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    1. Thank you for the visit, Teri! It's always nice to "chat"! ❤️

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  19. Just love your colour choice ... summer is here, almost, I hope !

    Have a good week

    All the best Jan

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    1. I hope so too, Jan! I have been waiting for a very long time...

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  20. I love it because it's light and ethereal looking ! :) And the color...beautiful job!

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    1. It is not the jewel toned pop that I normally go for, but I do love the lightness...thanks Deb!

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  21. Hi Kim, Love your gorgeous wreath. It's fresh and so summery pretty. The addition of Dream makes it special.
    Thanks for sharing. xo

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    1. I like that word for summer, it makes me feel like I am little again, toes in the sand, wondering if there are mermaids under the sea. It’s much better than thinking about what I’m feeding everyone for dinner! ;)

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  22. Pretty wreath . . .
    I like the bench too . . .

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    1. Thanks Lynne! It's a perfect place to sit for a bit in the sunshine!

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  23. The wreath turned out beautifully...and I love the sticker idea!

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! The sticker idea is a great way to cheat and get a perfect sign, every time! ;-)

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  24. Kim, I love the color of the wreath and the sign you fixed to go with it! The best part is that it has a rustic look, perfect for beachy decor and perfect for fall and Christmas! And how wonderful that all you have to do is change the sign to make it work for the season! Pretty nifty, chick! I've pinned it to my DIY board! I will have to keep an eye out for a similar wreath -- just love that style!

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    1. I am so glad you like it, Benita! Those sticker signs are one of my signature cheats, they are so easy to make. It’s funny, I wasn’t thrilled with the color when I picked it up, it was a little too pastel for me, but now that the season is here, warm and sunny, it’s just perfect! Thanks for the pin! ❤️

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  25. Sooo pretty! I love this project. xxx Maria

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  26. Oh my gosh...I totally love how this turned out! It's so adorable!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thanks Jessica! Super easy, too!

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  27. I am loving all the decor projects you have going on lately, very inspirational! What a great find this wreath was for only $5 and your addition of the dream sign really punched it up and is sure to make your visitors smile, love it!

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    1. Thanks Gigi. This wreath really was a bargain! :-)

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  28. I think that's a wreath even I could do! Am I going to? Probably not, because I'm lazy, but it's cute ;)

    xo

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    1. I get lazy when it comes to DIY also...hence the pre-made wreath and sticker! I cheat it!

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  29. I am really lovin' your wreath...love the flowers on it.
    Here from Tweak it....

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    1. Thank you, BJ! The flowers are very dainty, perfect for summer! Thanks for the visit, glad you popped by! :

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