Front Door Wreath Complete!

Our little babe came early, thus leaving me with no time in the last couple months to post the completed wreath.  Here is the completed number and I was able to pick and choose from some of the designs below as well as incorporate a few of my own ideas.

ImageWe have the most wonderful hill/mountain behind our home and it was here where I cut down the branches to build my wreath.  With some zip ties and muscle I twisted and weaved the branches together to create the shape and size I wanted.  I pulled a ton of moss from our lawn, made some fabric flowers and stuck the letter into the creation.  It took me one full filled afternoon and if I had found my hot glue gun earlier I wouldn’t have had to sew the flowers and moss onto the wreath!

Once I got started I wanted to add a little more umph to our front entrance.  Again everything was things I could find around our home, whether it was growing outside or a little trinket sitting around our home.  I used a bunch of branches from our birch tree, moss from our lawn, a lantern from our table and a cute little egg grouping left over from another project.  Please excuse the dust on the top of the lantern, I obviously have had some other things on my mind!

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How cute are these little eggs!

ImageI then wanted a little something inside and had leftover moss and twigs.  I have a bell vase that I like to decorate with the season so this is the house for a little burst of spring.  I blew out the inside of some eggs and then painted them a hue of tiffany’s blue (one of my most beloved colours!).  I placed the entire creation to top of a little dish I have and voila – all done!

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So go forth and create, it feels so good to finally have some little projects finished!

 

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Front Door Wreath

Seeing as Spring is just around the corner, I can’t help but long for some freshening of our home.  We have a new baby only weeks away and this imminent change makes me want to update our space prior to baby’s arrival.  If I am going to be spending more time at home than usual, I want to LOVE the space I am in and this home could use some colour and freshness infusion!

I have been starting with purging out everything from books and scarves to decor and toys.  Our little man is only 2 years old and has already accumulated so many toys!  They come from generous friends and family, but living in a 1,150 square foot home doesn’t allow for much extras!  With this out of the way, I am ready to begin the infusion of colour and re-purposing my old decor!

So I will begin with my front door!  Most of my exterior arrangements are made out of plants and used decor, so at the end of the season or simply when I am bored with appearance I can add the remains to my compost, recycling bin and decor box.  I love a bit of personalization thrown in at the entrance so I will probably incorporate a monogram somewhere in there, but here are a few inspiration photos, as well as some I love, but don’t fit into the style of our home.

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I really like the use of balance and the variation of plans and twigs!  Here is the great we site where this wreath image came from.

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I love the simplicity and beauty of this wreath.  Find link here.

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I like this one as well, but not enough colour for what I am looking for.  Link here.

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This is super cute!  Link here.

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Eeek – this is so cute!!  Also, if you have a chance, have a look around the website – great ideas!

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I LOVE this one, although its different from what I was originally thinking, it’s fantastic.

Well, for the most part they all seem really different and since I am going to try to make mine out of what I already own, it may turn out nothing like my initial thought – I’ll hunt through my goods tomorrow.

I want to do a beach inspired wreath, but I think I am going to save it for summer and I’ll incorporate shells, beach wood and burlap.  All of this reminds me that I really need to invest in a good hot glue gun – or maybe I should borrow one, so I am not acquiring more!