Wednesday, August 8, 2012

DIY Wreath

Yes!  Football season!  I know everyone has their own team they support.  In our house, and in any sensible home, it is all about The Ohio State Buckeyes!  I decided to make this wreath to show our support.

For supplies, I used a grapevine wreath (a goodwill find!), wooden letters, wooden football, ribbon with wire, paint, pencil, 2 pipe cleaners, and a hot glue gun.

I started off by painting the background of the wooden letters grey.  I gave them a couple of good coats and then left them to dry.

After the grey had dried, I added the polka dots using a scarlet color.  Not red, but scarlet.  Because I am not artistically inclined enough to make even polka dots free hand, this is where I used the pencil.  I used the eraser end and dipped it in the scarlet paint and then added the dots. 

Once the dots had dried, I used the hot glue gun to secure the letters and the football onto the wreath form.

While that was drying, I made the bow.  If you don't know how to make a bow with wire ribbon, this video is easy to follow.  This is where I also used one of the pipe cleaners.

I used the other half of the pipe cleaner to secure the bow to the wreath, then I trimmed the ribbon.

Go Bucks!!

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  1. Really cute!! The polka dot idea was a good one!! Your Mom and Dad will want one for the lake house!

  2. I love this wreath! So cute. You amaze me with your projects. Good job!

  3. Super cute! Yeah for football! Go Ducks {Oregon}~


    1. Thank you! My heart is with the Buckeyes, but I think the Ducks are good too!

  4. PS. Your newest follower!


  5. This is great! Polka dots and football. Two of my favorite things! Would love if you'd share with our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week!

  6. You are ready for football season!