Monday, May 27, 2013

Summer Wreath Tutorial

For quite some time I have been looking for the perfect summer wreath.  Last summer I found one I was absolutely in love with at Tai Pan Trading, but it was $80.  I just couldn't justify spending that much money on something I was going to hang on my door so I passed it up. This weekend my mom was in town (that meant lots of girl time and shopping!) and I went on the hunt for a wreath again. I fell in love with this one from Hobby Lobby.  It had a price tag of $119.99 (perhaps I have expensive taste?) but was on sale for 50% off.  Even then I couldn't justify spending $60 for a wreath...even if I really, really liked it and still kind of want it.

 So finding a compromise, I picked out a grapevine wreath, chevron burlap, and a large "B"(all from Hobby Lobby and using their 40% off coupon that is available on mobile devices).

I knew I wanted to showcase the chevron burlap, so I decide to run it across the wreath.  I secured the burlap using a hot glue gun.

Next I found some old stems that I had used as decor, but currently didn't have a use for.

I pulled all of the leaves off of the stems and glued them to the wreath.

Next, I painted my B a bright green and left it looking a little shabby and worn.  Then my sweet husband drilled some holes through the top and bottom of the B so I could run wire through it to hook it to the wreath.

After a few attempts at wiring, it was finally done!

Total cost out of pocket was roughly $15.

Supplies bought:
grapevine wreath
chevron burlap
letter B

Supplies on hand:
glue/glue gun

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