Our front door needed a little something to spruce it up for the spring, so naturally, I headed to one place for inspiration: Pinterest.
There, I found a beautiful wreath from Shanty-2-Chic:
She claimed that it took her only $10 and 30 minutes. Naturally, I was intrigued…so I hit up my local Hobby Lobby to see if her claims were true!
I was able to easily locate similar materials. I used two 40% off coupons (my husband made a transaction for me so I could do it) and I paid $13.24…not bad! I already had the glue gun and glue sticks on hand as well…so that helped.
Then I got my materials ready…
Then it came time for the fun part, assembling this bad boy!
To start off, the moss was a hot mess. The tutorial showed a seamless sheet of moss like this:
But when I opened mine…it was little chunks of moss! It was SO messy and fell apart in my hands…super frustrating! I tried to glue the largest chunks that I could and ended up burning myself on the hot glue (I’m such a crafting klutz!) Needless to say, I got the letter covered, although after it’s been hanging on my door for a couple weeks now, parts of moss are starting to come loose. I think I will head to Michaels to see if they have more of a sheet of moss and then try to take off the existing moss and replace it.
Anyways, the tutorial was a bit confusing, at least for me because I am a visual person and needed to see pictures of how the ribbon was folded under on both sides and glued down and how the bow was made…luckily, my engineer husband came to the rescue!
The other challenge came when it was time to affix the letter and ribbon to the wreath. Lucky for me, that part was left out of the tutorial so I tried coming up with a few ways that failed horribly. So to save you some time and anguish, what I ended up doing was stringing the ribbon through the letter (making sure to fold in both sides of the ribbon and glue it down so there wasn’t a seam) and then I looped the ribbon around the wreath so the letter would hang down. Then, I hot glued the bow I made onto the ribbon loop. To actually hang the wreath from the door, I just added a Command Strip and hooked the wreath on.
Here is the finished product!
Although it took me longer than 30 minutes to figure everything out and actually create the wreath, I was really happy with how it turned out! It definitely adds some charm to our front door. Not bad for under $15!
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Aww! It’s super cute! Did you let the person who wrote the tutorial know that you thought a few tips were missing?
Erin @ Loop Looks says
Based on the original photo is almost looks like she just glued the letter to the wreath and tied the bow completely separately! Kind of an important step to leave out. Also, I am a HORRIBLE bow-maker so I would need lots of help with that part. In fact, I’d probably just give up and wait until the next time I saw my mom. She’s the expert bow person in my life :-)
Regardless, your wreath turned out lovely!
Love it. Such a great idea. I have one for Easter.
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Love this! Might have to try it out over summer break!
Cute wreath! I wonder how they were able to get their letter to stay on the wreath like that!?! The technique you used looks great, and that chevron ribbon is so pretty!
Thanks Stephanie! Yeah, it seems like they glued their letter directly to the wreath, which is tough since it doesn’t really touch all that well!
The wreath looks so cute! I have had the same wreath on my front door for WAY too long. I need to make a new one. Thanks for the inspiration!