Our poor front door…such a pretty chocolate brown color, and nothing to decorate it. Along with my first “seasonal” mantle decoration, I whipped up this wreath in no time flat while working on my mantle blocks. It was so easy, inexpensive, and it looks pretty on our front door. Would you believe me if I told you that I’d never made a wreath before? That’s the truth….never made a wreath before, had not a clue what I was doing, and I don’t know why I waited so long!
*Silk leaves in fall colors (I found mine at the Dollar Tree in packs of 10. I bought 10 packs…way too many.)
*Hot glue gun/glue sticks
*Circle wreath frame (I found mine at Michael’s. Since I wasn’t sure what I was doing, I stayed away from foam. I bought a wood frame, instead.)
2.5 in wire ribbon (I found mine at Michael’s…but the Dollar Tree had some, too).
1. Take your letter out to a well ventilated area and spray paint it.
2. Begin by cutting some ribbon into two equal lengths at gluing them side by side at the top of your wreath. This will serve as the “hanger” for your wreath. (For mine, I had to tie it onto the wreath hanger to position it just right on account of the weight the letter added to my wreath. )
3. Next, begin hot gluing the leaves all around the wreath. I just started with a basic layer, lining them up right against each other until I had covered the wreath.
4. Decide where you want to position your letter. I wanted me offset on the side, so I went ahead and glued it on at this step.
5. Continue layering your leaves all around the wreath until it is as full as you want it to be. I think I used about 4 packs of leaves.
6. For a sparkly touch, I wrapped fall garland loosely around the wreath.
All in all, I’m happy with my wreath and it looks so nice on our front door. I considered making it so I could reuse the frame again, but instead I’ll just pack it away when we get out the Christmas decorations….and make a Christmas one! Yea!