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!!
From my home to yours,
Carolyn Fisher says
I love the idea of using the frame for your wreath and just love the
Hydrangeas. I am going to try my own wreath!,!
Awesome! Good luck! It really was so easy. I just realized that I forgot a picture in the steps of the leaves all glued on without the flowers on yet. I’ll add that now in case it helps. 🙂
Thank you so much! Me too!
Sonja Bobo says
I think your year round wreath is so cute !!
Kate Hertlein says
Courtney DeBose says
Love! So easy, I think I may give this a try!!!
You definitely should!
This is so beautiful Mary. Thank you for taking the time to share step-by-step directions with us.
You’re welcome! And Thank you!
Sandra Kelly says
I love it! Great idea that turned out beautiful!
Super cute! Love the combo of elements.
Thank you so much!
Turned out pretty great!
Thanks for your brainstorming help! 🙂
What size is the frame?
11×14 I think …
SOO pinning this!! cute for inside or outside!!
Why the letter is J?
You can make it any letter you want, I chose J. 🙂
nancy carlson says
Definitely a nice and generic wreath. Love the weathered wood. Everything is so simple and uncluttered. Great job.
Here is a wreath base I like. I keep giving them away, so it’s time to make another one.
Thanks so much for stopping by to comment. And I checked out your wreath. It is awesome. Thanks for sharing!
nancy carlson says
And thank you for checking out my wreath! Glad you like it. 🙂