Craft fails. They happen around here more often than I’d like to admit. Occupational hazard, I guess. 😉
When I needed some door decor for this summer, my first thought was to make a sign for the front of our house that said our last name and had our monogram on it. Sounds easy enough, right? So I bought my supplies, worked out how I was going to put it together using stencils I made with my Silhouette machine, and started painting away.
Since it’s been a little hectic around here lately, I was multitasking while I was waiting for the paint to dry, and by the time I got back around to pulling up my stencil, it was too late and a bunch of the paint peeled up with it. It was a hot mess. Gah. A
nd of course I had waited until the last minute to do this project and was running short on time, so instead of going out and buying all new supplies, I just started grabbing things from around my craft room in an attempt to pull together some semblance of a project.
One of the first things I came across was last fall’s wreath in my closet. Perfect.
I originally decided to disassemble it just so I could use the wreath form, but when I took off the flowers, they were in perfect shape, so I set those aside too. Using two rolls of aqua ribbon that I was going to return to the craft store but hadn’t yet (yay procrastination!), I wrapped the plain wreath form to give it a bright and cheery color.
While searching my stash, I also found a few yards of lace fabric that we had left over from my sister’s wedding, so I cut some of it into 4″ wide strips and wrapped that around the wreath as well to give it a little more texture while still allowing the aqua color to peek through.
It was still looking kind of plain. I needed something to embellish it with. Fortunately, sitting on the bookshelves in my office was this little $1 frame that was already holding a sand dollar cutout from when I used it in last year’s summer shelf decor. Score!
To attach it to the wreath, I ripped off the little piece that propped it up in the back, and I was able to string some twine through the two little holes where the piece had been attached.
I was then able to wrap the twine around the wreath and tie it on. I added a few of the flowers from my fall wreath using hot glue, used some more twine to hang it up, and I was done!
I mean, it’s definitely not the most elaborate wreath I’ve done, but I’d say it’s not too shabby for just grabbing a bunch of stuff from my craft room and hot glueing it together. 😀
Tip: Sometimes when you have a wreath that has “stuff” on only one side, it wants to hang really lopsided and doesn’t look so cute on the door. I usually take a command strip or two and use them to attach the wreath to the door to hold it in place. Duck tape also works in a pinch. 🙂
It may not have been exactly what I had planned, but I now have myself a brand new summer wreath for a grand total of $0. Yippee! SEE DONNIE– sometimes my craft supply hoarding tendencies come in handy! Just sayin’. 😉