Saturday, July 11, 2015

Hello, Summer...Wreath!

My go-to spring and summer wreath is one that I created with a friend shortly after we lost Emma. I felt the need to create, and the wreath is what came out of it. Actually now that I think about it, I think that making that wreath may have been the start of my craftiness. Creating things, no matter how well they turn out, has become a form of therapy for me. Here is a post from my old blog that shows you the wreath and gives you the tutorial on making it.

After two years, however, my wreath was looking a little worn, and I decided it was time for a new wreath DIY. Here is this summer's creation. Cute, right?!

This pretty little wreath at 24 Olive Street was my inspiration. I love the bright happy colors and touches of whimsy she used. I added the chipboard "hello" to mine for an extra touch of fun. 

If you want to create a similar look, here is my how-to:

Materials Needed
  • 18" grapevine wreath (I got mine at Michael's for $4.99-Don't forget you can use the Michael's app for a 40% off coupon!)
  • Assorted scrapbooking paper
  • Twine-I used yellow baker's twine
  • Mini clothespins
  • Mini pinwheel-I bought mine pre-made at Michaels. If you're super crafty you can DIY your own.
  • Wooden skewer for attaching pinwheel
  • "Hello" chipboard-I found this at Hobby Lobby
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Spray paint 
  • Use your spray paint to paint "hello" the color you have chosen
  • Decide on the size of triangles you want for your pennant banner (I used Pages on my computer to create a triangle, since I cannot draw a straight line), make a tracer, and trace your triangles onto the scrapbook paper.
  • Hot glue the paper triangles to your twine, glue into clothespins, and hot glue to the wreath
  • Hot glue "hello" and the pinwheel onto the wreath
  • Make your paper accordion flowers using this tutorial and attach to your wreath with hot glue-I used scrapbook paper circles that I cut out for my flower centers
If I can do it, you definitely can! Of course, looking at the picture of the finished product I see things I would change, but overall I'm pretty happy with this crafty creation! 

Happy summer, friends!

This post is not sponsored, I just like shopping at Hobby Lobby and Michaels. ;)

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