Friends! I know I'm supposed to be talking about summer door decor, so I'll make this quick, but I just had to say a big, humongous THANK YOU for the outpouring of support yesterday for the launch of my very first eBook! I was seriously so overwhelmed by your encouragement all day long, and I could not have asked for a better 30th birthday! You guys rock!! The book is geared toward bloggers, soon-to-be bloggers, and blog enthusiasts, so if that's you and you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, I would be oh-so-honored if you would pop over to the landing page and take a look! You will find alllll the details about the book's content, testimonials from bloggers who have read it, and even a sample chapter! Woot!
Okay, okay... now back to your regularly scheduled programming! 😉
It's Summer Celebration week here in blogland, which means that I've joined together with some of my most favorite blogging buddies to bring you a wide array of beautiful summer projects! I tackled my door decor for this event, and if you're a regular reader of this blog, you're probably saying to yourself, "Hey, doesn't that door decor look kinda familiar...?" And you would be right. See, a few months ago, I revealed my spring door decor, and it looked a little something like this:
Recognize anything? 😉 Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE to change out my door decor with each season, but I had grown attached to this pretty little frame, and I just wasn't ready to let it go yet. So instead of ditching it altogether, I gave it a little bit of a makeover! The switch was so simple, and I loved that I was able to use something I already had and give it a whole new look!
Here's what I used to change it up:
- Frame (mine was originally from Michael's)
- Paint (I used Behr's Swan Sea.) + Paint Brust
- Hot Glue Gun
I started by painting the frame. While it was drying, I made my felt flower. I kind of have a thing for felt flowers. I even made a whole wreath out of them at Christmas time, and if I didn't get bored with my door decor so easily, I would definitely have that one out all year. But since I like a change every now and then, I'll just do a different wreath and sneak felt flowers in wherever I can, mmmmmk? 😀
ANYWAY... I started by cutting a big circle out of my felt (1). Then I cut it into a spiral shape (2). I started at the middle of the flower and began wrapping the felt around itself, securing it with a dot of hot glue (3). I continued to wrap and wrap, putting a dot of hot glue every few rotations (4). When I got to the end of my felt, I put one final dab of hot glue under the end piece to keep it together (5), and I had my beautiful flower (6)! So easy!
Then all that was left to do was glue everything together. I glued down my feathers first and glued the felt flower on top of them.
After that I added a ribbon, hung it on the door, and I was done!
Should we check out the spring-to-summer transformation?
I love it when a piece can do double duty! Maybe I'll use the same frame for fall and winter, and just do a year-long series. Or maybe I'll be bored with it by then! 😉 Thanks so much for checking out my summer door decor! If you love summer projects, you will not want to miss what some of my favorite blog friends have been up to as part of the Summer Celebration blog hop!
Here are even more ideas to kick off your summer in style:
AND if you have some summer projects you'd like to show off, join us tomorrow, Thursday, July 12th at 7 am EST for the Summer Celebration Link Party!! We want to see all of your most beautiful creations, so stop by, link up, and hop around! See you then!
I link up at these fun parties!