Monday, February 25, 2013

Springing up the Front Door

I know it's not technically spring yet, but I'm pretending, ok? I ditched our Christmas/winter wreath and the door has been naked ever since, screaming for a new wreath. After searching Pinterest for inspiration, I mashed a couple ideas together to come up with my wreath. I gotta say, I pretty much love how my new wreath turned out and keep opening the door to look at it. That's not weird at all, right? ;)
Please excuse all the weird angles. I had to crouch and shoot from the side to avoid being in the reflection of the glass. I promise my doors are straight. Haha!
I wanted something with some color, but had a really hard time finding something that matched our coral colored door. I tried to bring in some blue with blue felt flowers, but the shade of blue felt I had bought just didn't jive well with the coral door. My inspiration was this gorgeous wreath with coral, peach, and ivory felt flowers that I found through Pinterest, but I could not find any coral or peach colored felt anywhere local. On a whim, I stopped at an upholstery fabric outlet close to my home to see if they carried felt. No luck in the felt department, but I found a large bin of fabric samples for $.50-$1.50! I found 4 fabrics that had various shades of coral and ivory in them and snatched them up for $4 total. Score for cheap! I picked up some ivory felt and a grapevine wreath at the craft store and was ready to go.
I started by making a few ivory felt flowers. I used Paper & Stitch's tutorial to make felt looped flowers and wavy rosettes. Then, I used Bower Power's tutorial to make flowers out of my fabric samples. Because my fabric was thick upholstery fabric, it was a little trickier to get it to stay together. I used dabs of hot glue every couple of twists to keep it all together and to finish off my flowers. I added a pearl to the center of each fabric flower, just for fun. :)
To finish up, I just hot glued my flowers onto my wreath and hung it up! Really, this project was very easy, inexpensive, and not too terribly time consuming. Here's the cost break down:

2 sheets ivory felt--$.75
Fabric samples--$4
Grapevine wreath--$3 (I used a 40% off coupon)
Pearls--free since I had them on hand already

Total Cost: $7.75

I'm planning to make a similar wreath for the back door with the rest of the fabric scraps. I'm going to use a different wreath style, though, to change it up a bit. I'll update when I get it done! Are you ready for spring? What things are you doing to add color to your home these days?

Linking up to the Pinterest Challenge hosted by Young House Love, Bower PowerThe Remodeled Life, and Decor and the Dog as well as Thrifty Decor Chick and Simply Designing's link party!


  1. What a beautiful wreath! I have been searching Pinterest for inspiration for an "after Christmas" wreath, but haven't found much. This one is perfect. I know what I'm making this weekend :)

  2. Very cute! Complements the color of your door nicely too. :)

  3. Thanks for sharing! Great post! Your skill is uncanny!

    Fsahion for Beauty

  4. Visiting from YHL! I love the colours you used!! The wreath is gorgeous. I have a blank grapevine wreath just waiting to be jazzed up. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Love this wreath! I've been wanting to do one of these for a while and this is just the motivation I needed!


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