My front door
During the past few weeks, pumpkin patches have been popping up in my neighborhood. That, coupled with the cooler weather, inspired me to get a head-start on the holidays with a festive Autumn display. However, after decorating the front of my house I noticed that “something” was missing. A wreath to tie everything together would be perfect, right? Well, I looked around and discovered that wreaths are NOT cheap. The least inexpensive one I found was $65.00! I have double-front doors so I needed two. That works out to be $130.00! ”No bueno,” said bank account so I decided to make my own. Here’s how I did it:
I started by gathering a few supplies: Foam tubing, felt, duct tape, yarn, glue, foam brush and pins
Raise your hand if you know what type of foam tubes these are…
They are the pool noodles my kids used all last summer! I told ya’ I was a resourceful girl.
I wrapped the foam in a circle and secured the ends with duct tape.
I wrapped the yarn around the foam applying a layer of glue as I went along.
I actually wrapped the yarn around the wreath twice. I wanted to hide all of the blue foam and have a very full looking wreath.
Here’s what it looked like
Because I was going for an Argyle pattern, I traced a diamond pattern on all three colors of felt.
Then cut them out
I decided on a color pattern and placement
This is the wreath with all diamonds pinned down
I wrapped purple yarn in a criss-cross pattern
Added a matching purple bow and hung it on the front door
It turned out better than I had expected; but you will never believe how much it cost to do both wreaths.