Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring Wreath ~ AKA, my front door is no longer naked!

I have to admit, my front door was naked!

You see, I took down our Christmas wreath and never put another one up.

Every time I looked at our poor naked door I thought to myself, "That door needs a new outfit, a brighter one"

So my spring wreath was created.

Now, I know that what I created was/is not earth shattering, or even a new idea, but I love it none the less, and perhaps you too will be inspired :)

Here's what I used:

A large grapevine wreath
Coordinating thread
and some Hot Glue

I took a long strip of fabric

(it was about 3 ½ inches wide and unfortunately, I forgot to measure the length, 
but the longer and wider the strip, the larger the flower)

Folded it in half and sewed a running stitch from the beginning to the end of the fabric strip.

Gathering the fabric as I went

Until I had sewn and gathered the entire strip

Next I manipulated the fabric strip into a flower shape,  
sewed a coordinating button on and moved on to the next flower.

All together I made 6 flowers, and using hot glue, I glued them onto my wreath and tied that baby onto my naked front door with some pretty blue ribbon.

Ahhh, I feel so much better, now that my door is dressed!

I also embraced my wishful thinking and added a new message to my front porch chalkboard

And I'll pay no attention to the fact that I woke up last Saturday morning to more snow on the ground and this week the temps are suppose to stay in the 40's.

Here's to Wishful Thinking!

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Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Ohh... it is so pretty Wendy! I love it. Simple and beautiful! :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

Very cute. Don't judge me, but I never put up a wreath! I don't know why, I guess because we never use or even see our front door. It gets neglected!

Our neighbors, however, still have christmas garland up on the front of their house. :(

Last Minute Mel said...

I love it, simple and elegant...I love the fabric you chose for the flowers...very pretty

the treat girl said...

You crafty girl you! Your new message is perfect too!

Lindsey Stipes said...

really cute flowers/wreath!! fabric is adorable!! folllowing you from the tip junkie!!