Sunday, August 18, 2013

Front Door Eye Candy

I have needed a new wreath for my front door for a while now, I was still sporting my spring one. 

I have seen several of these cute burlap bubble wreaths popping up all over blog land recently and thought maybe they would be perfect for these last few weeks of summer and right into fall.

I followed directions I found here 

Except that I am even cheaper a better shopper then Allison and I bought my burlap at Walmart for $3.00 bucks a yard. 

1 yard of burlap $2.97 at Walmart
Pins $2.97 
Wreath $2.39 on sale
Craft paint $.33 on sale
Wooden Cross $1.00
Flowers $4.19 on sale
Cat Tails $4.19 on sale
Total $18.00 bucks!

I cut a ton of squares that were about 4x4 .. I did not measure.  I used all 72 squares that I cut.

Pinch 2 ends together

Then bring in the other two ends

Then pin it to the wreath.  You want to make sure you buy pins with a large head or the burlap just slips out!

I bought tiny pins .. I ended up twisting the pin in the burlap to help them stay!

It took about 2 hours to pin them all on. 

Then I took the cat tails and pinned 3 sets with grass on.  After I liked the placement I just smothered the stems in hot glue.

I ran my finger nails down a new pieces of grass to make them curly.

Then I tore apart the stem of flowers and just glued some here and there and added some of the leaves.

After it was finished I simply glued in this pretty wooden cross I found for just a buck!  Its painted robins egg  blue.  I loved the sweet pop of color .. AND .. I am thinking of painting my front door blue!  I live in a ... take a guess .. BRICK house and think a pretty blue/teal/aqua ish door would be awesome!

Then I simply hung it on a nail already on my door!  I love that there are strings and seams in the burlap showing too .. sort of rustic .. looks used and not brand new. 


My girlfriend and I did our wreaths together .. I wanted to share hers too!

Whats hanging on your front door??


  1. Great tutorial! Cute blog! New follower here, hoping you'll stop by my blog and say hello and follow back :)

  2. Cute wreath! I like the flowers and cat tails!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  3. Gorgeous wreath! This looks pretty easy to do and I'd love to try making one for fall.

  4. oo i love wreaths!! Thanks for linking up to Tell me Tuesday! i will have to try something like this!

  5. Your wreath is gorgeous! Love how simple it is to make as well. Found your lovely blog from No Minimalist link party and I enjoyed looking around your lovely blog. I am a new follower. Have a great day. Love for you to stop by


  6. The wreath looks great! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

  7. You both did such a great job! I love these! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week!

    1. Thank you so much for the feature! It means a lot to me!

  8. Thanks so much for linking up to the Life of the Party! Just a quick note to say Im going to feature this tomorrow in a fall inspired roundup!

    1. Thank you so much for the feature! Its an honor!

  9. So THIS is how those gorgeous bubble wreaths are made!!! It's so full and beautiful- I lOVE!

    Kylie @ Absolutely Arkansas

  10. That was a very cute stuff! Great savings too!

    Locksmith in Smyrna


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