Staple burlap to create a loop for hanging
My mother has taught me so much over the years: how to bathe a newborn, how to bake, the beauty of over-lighting a Christmas tree, and the importance of hanging a wreath for the season. Most people can get into the spirit of having a wreath for the 4 seasons of the year, but my mom has a different definition of season. “Valentine’s Day” is a season deserving its own wreath. The same goes for St. Patrick’s Day. I counted her wreaths during my last visit and I believe she can switch out wreaths every two weeks without duplication for the year. I am on my way. My latest new seasonal door hanger is for the 4th
Randomly bunched lace
I am less of traditionalist than my mother when it comes to door wreaths. I don’t feel the need to add silk flowers to all wreaths. I think it is okay for the grapevine wreath base to be exposed. And sometimes when I feel sassy, like this summer, I didn’t even use a round wreath but an old picture frame instead. Scandalous.
Dollar Tree decoration placed on the frame corner with hot glue
I reframed a horse picture in Rae’s room and as I looked at the old frame I realized that I could make something with that. I headed to the garage and sprayed the frame blue. (I am starting to gather quite the rainbow of spray paint colors). I used a blue base for my door hanger since my front door is red. Next, I ran to Dollar Tree to find a few patriotic decorations to glue on my frame. I purchased a ring with dangling jingle bells and a red glitter star.
Don’t forget to glue on the stars
My mother also taught me the importance of having craft supplies on hand for when the mood strikes you. I rummaged through my supplies and found lace ribbon and also red chevron burlap. I stapled the burlap to the back of the frame to make a loop for hanging the frame. I bunched up the lace and used the hot glue gun to affix the lace to the upper left hand corner. I placed the ring with bells over that same corner and glued away. I glued the red glitter stars in the opposite lower corner. I felt the white lace and jingle bells hanging down looked lonely and a little too “90’s style country” so I added long pieces of the red chevron burlap behind the lace for a more modern rustic feel. (FYI-I love burlap.)
My favorite part of my 4th of July door hanger is that it cost me just $2, plus that stinkin’ sales tax. With prices like this, I can afford to switch out a wreath every two weeks.
Truth be told, my favorite wreaths are the ones that my mom makes for me. Love you Mom.
God Bless America!