Thursday, May 30, 2013

DIY: personalized wreath

This wreath is perfect for a beautiful spring day! It was a super simple, inexpensive DIY project that's easily personalized - you could use any colors or flowers. I'm sure you have already seen wreaths like this are all over Pinterest and Etsy!

Teach. Craft. Love. is where my inspiration came from. 

I love the spring-y look with the flowers and colors. I decided to create one that was a bit more personalized with our last name instead of our address.

I bought all of the materials at Hobby Lobby. I already had the flowers, hot glue gun, and twine on hand, so I just had to buy the wreath, ribbon, the letter, and some paint. (Be sure to use your 40% off coupon!)

Here's your list of items:
  • wreath
  • wooden letter or numbers
  • paint
  • hot glue gun
  • wire cutters 
  • twine
  • burlap ribbon
First, you'll want to paint your letter/numbers. I decided to go with a bright green to match the green color in the flowers. I used spray paint, but you could also use just regular craft paint. Make sure you let it dry for at least an hour. 

Next, using the wire cutter to cut the stems off of the flowers, leaving about 1/2 inch of stem to glue into the wreath.

Decide how you want the wreath to look so you can predetermine where the flowers and letter/numbers will go.

I decided to add a little bit of extra detail with the twine. After I decided where my letter would go, I wrapped about 24 inches of twine around the wreath, hot gluing the twine as I wrapped it. You just want to make sure you end up with the twine on the back.

Next, add some hot glue to the tip of the flower and around the stem and press it into the wreath. Repeat with the rest of the flowers.

Next, glue the wooden letter/numbers on. Carefully lay the letter where you want it to go. Squeeze a line of hot glue on the surface of the back of the letter, then press. If you are using numbers, you'll repeat this step for each one.

Finally, you'll need about 12-14 inches of burlap ribbon. Just tie it around the top into a nice big bow. 

Be sure to let your wreath dry for a few hours...and then it's ready to hang!

Super cute and super easy!

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