Thursday, April 5, 2012

DIY: Spring Wreath

It's been such a busy past few weeks! We had my sister's first baby shower, followed by my mother-in-law's birthday party, then the second baby shower. I've spent a lot of time over at my sister's house helping her sort through all the baby goodies and get them organized and put away. So much to do before a baby gets here! I really had no idea! I will get more posts up about all those fun happenings soon.

I actually had a bit of time to do a project around my house, which was a nice break from all the running around.

Confession - I had my Valentine's Day wreath up until about mid-March and realized that I should put up my St. Patrick's Day wreath. The only reason it got taken down is because we had a huge wind storm and the bells on the wreath were driving me crazy banging against the door. I decided this time instead of making an Easter wreath that may end up getting left up until Fourth of July, I would make a nice spring wreath.

It's super simple to make. I got an embroidery hoop and painted the outside ring white with regular acrylic paint. Then added a coat of  Krylon Matte Finish. The chipboard bird is from Michael's and spray painted in Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze and then finished with the Krylon sealer. The wood sign is also from Michael's and is spray painted in Krylon Raspberry and also finished with the Krylon sealer.

When the sign was dry, I added lettering with my Silhouette. I used Expressions Outdoor Vinyl in Lime Tree Green. The "Welcome" is in the LD Oz font and and the "Spring" is from the Silhouette store.

My sister made the crocheted flowers for me since I am totally incapable of crocheting. The cute flower fabric is from Joann's.

To assemble:
I started by putting the fabric in the hoop. Place a square of fabric centered over the small hoop and then slide the large part of the embroidery hoop over it. Tighten the screw on top of large hoop and stretch the fabric to fit inside. Then trim the excess fabric off of the back.

I arranged the flowers and wood sign where I liked them and then hot glued them in place. Then I used green ric-rac to tie the bird to the hoop and added a dab of hot glue to the back of the bird to keep it in place. To finish, I tied a wide pink polka dot ribbon to the top to hang it on the door.

Hopefully spring will last awhile so I can leave this up without looking like the tacky neighbor!

I'm linking up at my favorite parties.

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  1. Hi Andi! This is so adorable! I LOVE it in every way :) Now following! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Thanks for following at The Latest Find! Now following you, I love that Spring sign. Very cute! Hope you're having a good week! =)

  3. I love it!!! It's so fun and colorful! Definitely want to make one for myself!! (but no crochet flowers for me... I just don't get how to do it???)

  4. Very cute! I like your twist on the embroidery hoop art! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark - hope to see you again! Happy Easter!
    Jenn :)

  5. This is super cute!! Love it! Thanks for sharing at {Homemade By You}

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