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I like to keep something festive on my door, but there are times when I’m not looking to celebrate something specific and just want something pretty. I am in love with hydrangeas at the moment and was itching to incorporate them into a wreath somehow, so I came up with a wreath design that would fit on my door anytime throughout the year. And I love it.
It was really easy to put together. I did it all in about 30 combined minutes, though I broke the tasks up to allow for drying paint. I did start with painting first, since I knew I’d have to wait for it to dry. I am in love with metallic acrylic paints right now.
I suggest using thumb tacks on the back side to lift the letter up off the table. As you can see I forgot to do that at first, so I turned the letter over wet paint and all and then turned it back over and touched up the paint. I find it useful for getting around the bottom edge.
If you want to be picky, you can make all of your brush strokes go in the same direction. Give it a bit to dry. It doesn’t take too long.
Next I worked on the frame part of the wreath. I bought this aged wood frame from Hobby Lobby, but you could really use any frame you had lying around.
These are the hydrangeas I scored for 50% off.
I used scissors to cut the fake flowers apart. Separating the leaves and the bouquet of flowers.
I glued the leaves onto the frame to form a nest for the flowers. I used a glue gun for this.
Here is what the nest looked like without the flowers:
Next I glued the hydrangea bouquets onto the leaf-nest. I used a lot of glue at the base of the bouquet.
This part of the wreath came together very quickly.
After the letter J dried, the wreath was ready to put together. I used a pencil to mark where I wanted holes in the frame and letter.
I asked my assistant to help me drill holes in the frame and letter. He was kind enough to oblige.
I tied together the letter and added a string to hang the wreath with hemp rope. Small, but durable.
I added rubber stickers to the back so that the wreath/frame doesn’t scratch my front door.
The back is pretty ugly, but no one is going to see the back, so who cares?!
I probably need to stop saying this about my own projects, but I LOVE how it turned out. It fits my home and my style and I love it.
I love the way the J pops out in thickness and color.
Do you have a different wreath for each season? What kind of wreaths are your favorite? There are so many varieties these days!!