Happy Friday! Today, I have another wonderful guest poster here on View From The Fridge … Erin from The Blue Eyed Dove. I’m so thrilled to have her here to share a fun and festive DIY Summer Wreath. If you haven’t stopped over to Erin’s site yet … read this post first, the GO CHECK IT OUT!! Her blog is such a blast! From her DIY parties to her colorful home to her fun crafts, you’ll get lost in all her fun projects!
So … without further ado … here’s Erin …
Hello, View From the Fridge Readers!
I’m Erin, from The Blue Eyed Dove and I’m thrilled to be guest-posting for Katie while she enjoys this special time with her new baby boy!
Today I thought I would share one of my latest DIY Summer projects with you…my DIY Summer Wreath.
It’s no secret I live and breathe color…don’t believe me? Check out my Home Tour
Since I am in full Summer mode I thought I’d add a little more color to my boring tanish-brown colored front door. And what says “Summer” more than a beach theme? And this is about as beachy as I can get because I live in Indiana…no oceans around here! But let’s pretend I live near an ocean, shall we?
I found a pack of bright-colored starfish at Marshall’s that I fell in love with! Bright colored starfish can be expensive if purchased individually. If you are looking for some I’d advise you to head to Marshall’s…like now I finally found the perfect driftwood wreath at Hobby Lobby. Then I bought some white seashell’s, a green fishing net, seaweed (aka greenery and moss) and a wooden cut-out anchor at Michael’s. I had some extra fabric lying around, so I used that to dress up the anchor and sealed the fabric with Mod Podge Outdoor Exterior.
And here’s how I put the wreath together…
1. I started with the green fishing net, and draped it across the front of the wreath at an angle. Then secured it with hot glue in a few places. No need to glue the whole thing…just make sure it sticks!
2. Then I added the greenery and hot glued a few pieces of that to make sure it was secure too.
3. Next, I added a few shells, followed by the anchor. I wanted the anchor to stick out a little bit, so I added a shell to the wreath and glued the anchor to the shell.
4. I added green moss to the other side of the wreath. Again, hot gluing a few areas to make sure it was secure.
5. Then I hot glued the starfish to the wreath.
6. Lastly, I added the white shells around the starfish, and glued a few more pieces of green moss where needed.
And it’s finished!
If you saw this DIY Summer Wreath on my front door would you feel like you were near the ocean?
Maybe…until you look to the left and see a corn field! I tried
You can also check out some of my latest colorful projects here:
Thanks for having me guest-post, Katie!
Have a nice weekend everyone!
Katie here again … thanks again to Erin! I’m so grateful for her help here on the blog while I’m enjoying some time with baby Ben (and my other two boys). Like I mentioned earlier … go check out the Blue Eyed Dove. Her Shabby Chic Bridal Shower, her Kentucky Derby Party, her Patio Chair Makeover, and her Purple Palace (Home Tour) will have you hooked!
Have a wonderful weekend, and be sure to stop back tomorrow night for DIY Sunday Showcase (5pm CST).