Well, here we are. Valentine's Day is over and Easter isn't until Sunday, April 12th. Now I know if you follow some of the fancier Lifestyle Blogs, especially those who do a lot of DIY stuff they're already doing crafts and upcycles for Easter, but y'all, I just can't go there yet! I just cannot! I'm also not a very big Saint Patty's Day person either, so what's a gal to do with her bare front door? Well, Let me show you!
this case I decided to do coordinating pieces, and I really love how they turned out. I went with a country/farmhouse feel for them because I'm just not ready to decorate for Easter. I need it to be at least March before I go there, and so I wanted to create something I could put up for now, and then take it down, but reuse at other times during the year. Since most of my home is a farmhouse style, creating a farmhouse style wreath or swag is the perfect fix for my problem!
I had a GRAPEVINE WREATH from a previous project laying out in the garage, but I only had one. I also had this fake RED BERRY GARLAND that you can purchase from Amazon HERE. I thought it would be so cute paired with some RAFFIA and some BURLAP RIBBON, which I had on hand. I wrapped my red berry garland around the grapevine Wreath and used some HOT GLUE to secure it with my HOT GLUE GUN. Once dried I looked at it and found the top and bottom I wanted, then I cut some of the raffia, tied some pieces together and cut to the length I wanted then hot glued it in place.
Next, I took my burlap ribbon and cut a few pieces to an appropriate length for my bow. I tied those together with TWINE STRING and I hot glued them into place over the raffia bow. After all that had dried, I used another piece of the twine string to tie a hanger at the top for hanging. I then set it aside and started on my swag piece for the second door.
I took my red berry garland and I cut four pieces of varying lengths. I arranged them together and when I had them looking how I wanted I took two thick pieces of the raffia and wrapped them around the top interlacing them between each of the four pieces strategically so that it would secure the pieces together well. Once I had them snug I tied a knot and I hot glued them for extra strength.
Because I used one piece that already had a hanger on it and placed that at the top, my hanger was already there and in the right place. I wanted to add some of the raffia and burlap ribbons and so I cut some of each and hot glued them to the top of the garland. I used the same type of bow I had used on the wreath only on this piece I put two streamers flowing down the length of the garland. To hide the twine holding the ribbon together and the excess glue, I hot glued two small decorative pine cones at the top in the center of the bow. It was the perfect touch.
Y'all this took me less than an hour and I'm so thrilled with how they turned out and how each compliments the other. Even if you don't have a double door like me, you can pick one of these to make for your front door, or you could make both and use them at different times. You could also substitute some LIGHTED GARLAND and another foilage in place of the red berry garland; just get creative and have fun!
What have you made lately for your front door? Will you try to make something like this? Tell me in the comments below, and please take the time to give this blog a like if you enjoyed it, or better yet share it with your friends by sharing it on Facebook or Twitter! I appreciate you all, and I thank you for taking a few minutes out of your day to spend it with me and to see what I'm up to! You just never know what I'm going to be doing y'all, so don't miss a day!
I'll talk to y'all again tomorrow, but until then, be blessed.
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