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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12 comments:

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

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

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

    Thyme

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

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  4. PS. Your newest follower!

    Thyme

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  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!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_08_13_archive.html

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  6. You are ready for football season!

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