Saturday, February 19, 2011

Front Door Decor

I love the look of a wreath on a front door, or wreaths as in our case, I just think they are so inviting. I however am very cheap (I prefer frugal but most people call me cheap) and hate the cost attached to most wreaths so what's a girl to do but create her own. Can you guess what these are made of?


Well if you guessed brown paper lunch sacks and a couple of pieces of scrapbook paper and a Styrofoam wreath form, you would be correct.  In total, each of these wreaths probably cost me about $1.25, I got the wreath form from the Dollar tree for $1.00 and I had the scrapbook paper in my stash. Off the subject but, have you ever been in the dollar store and heard someone ask how much something is? It makes me laugh every time.
The base of the wreath is made by cutting out circles from brown paper lunch sacks that are scrunched up around a pencil and glued around a wreath form. I found the tutorial on another blog called MaryJanes & Galoshes. I only covered the front half of my wreath since the back would be against the door and no one would see.  For the flowers, I again used me favorite crafting tool that my cute hubby bought me awhile back and one I will mention a lot here because it is so great, it is called the Silhouette Craft Cutter (and no, I am not getting paid for mentioning this product, I just love, love, love, it.) Basically my Silhouette cut out the individual layers of flowers and then I glued, smooshed and rolled the layers until I liked how they looked. Not to bad looking for paper huh?

I added the little welcome greeting to the door also but I feel like my other door looks naked now. So my question to you is what should I do, leave it plan or add something to the other door. My daughter thinks I should add something like, "to our home" I just am not sure, what do you think? Use your Em-agination and come up with another saying to help me out.

11 comments:

  1. Very nice! You could put "The (your last name)" Like for me I would put "The Schutt's" Or something like that. Looks great though!

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  2. Looks great! I like the last name idea. You could put the year your family was established. Our neighbor did that with vinyl. Cute blog. I am now a follower!!

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  3. Thank you both for the comments and welcome Karen, thank you for following this blog!

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  4. That is beautiful - You are so talented!

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  5. You both are very sweet to comment, I really appreciate it!

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  6. Love the wreaths! I would put Friends with the same flourish on the other door. Looks beautiful though!

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  7. These are beautiful! I love how the red flower makes such a bold statement on the wreath! Great job!

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  8. Emily this is a FANTASTIC project. Great idea! I would be delighted if you would link this to my VIP party today! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-6.html

    Cheers!
    Sommer

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  9. Love this wreath. It looks so fresh and springy!

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  10. The wreath looks good on your red door due to its antiqued and summery look. You know, there is nothing wrong with being called frugal, if the things you create out of cheap items will look lovely just like those wreaths.

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