Our front door was both boring plain during this past holiday season- I made no effort to put up a Christmas wreath. I don't even have a door mat. When we first moved into our home a few months ago, I had all these ideas of decor grandeur! But then came necessary home improvements, then the holidays...and birthdays. soon I totally forgot about making our house a home. But with the new year I have decided to fluff my DIY feathers and start some much needed home decor projects! What better place to start than the front door? The inspiration for this wreath comes from the Family Chic blog and Camilla's Snowflake Catcher Wreath. Her blog has the 'tutorial' for the wreath, though by just looking at the photos- I think you can get a pretty good idea of what I did...
Using yarn from my stash in coordinating colors of green and blue, I wrapped a 24'' Grapevine wreath, crisscrossing and clustering the yarn in places till I achieved the desired look. Be sure to use two yarns of varying texture to add a little something special, and cheapo yarn is perfect! Don't bother spending too much on this project- DIY is suppose to save you money after all ;) Here is a list of the yarns I used, to give you an idea of what your looking for in your local craft store (as the yarn options can get overwhelming!)
* turquoise yarn: Worsted Red Heart Super Saver TURQUA
* mustard green yarn: Vanna's Choice Pea Green
* olive green yarn: Lion Brand Yarn Homespun in Olive
* teal yarn: Red Heart Boutique Fur Sure in Teal
After wrapping the wreath, I attached the large doily (which I found in a craft store for $9) to the back of the wreath. I just stuck the back branches into the eyelet holes of the edging, and hot glued them into place. Flipping it over, I added another layer of interest by hot gluing green dried bur evenly around the wreath. You can find these in the floral section of your local craft store as well.
One dream catcher inspired door wreath! Feel free to leave a few strands of yarn hanging low and attached feathers to them for a real dream catcher effect. I personally didn't want to go too Boho, but i'm sure others would love that look. And this wreath would look great against a door of color, as you see the doily kind of blends into my white door- but now I want to paint my front door a neat olive green! I'll save that for another post ;)
Well I hope i've inspired a few of you to make your own door wreath for the new year!