For around 2 -3 months I have searched far and wide for a spring / summer wreath. A few weeks ago, I spent way too much time in Hobby Lobby. Our local crafts and art supply store is HL or Michael's.
All floral stems were 40% off. So, I thought why not and started to pick my selection. Now, a week before I had seen a wreath at Tuesday Morning. A faux grapevine wreath with some very realistic looking stems. But there was something holding me back from purchasing the door adornment.
I would like to think the look is carried outside into the interior of your home. So, with that in mind, I kept looking. That is until the floral stem sale. Now, I gathered a pretty realistic looking bunch of fleurs but when it came down to it, I deceided to keep looking. Which brings me to a week ago when I finally came to terms with a solution. Inspired by a green colored wreath style, I took a stroll up and down the aisles until I stumbled upon some styrofoam, Super 77, and some very different & distinctive moss.
I deceided to keep the circular shape for the wreath. As spring is upon us and summer follows it seemed only right that the circular pattern continued on the front door. The circle, no beginning, no middle, and definately no end ( espescially around these parts ). A continuous circle that keeps going and only changes with the different seasons. Seasons of life, time, and of course climate.
So, the end result is now hanging on the front door........
My new French front door. Faux finished by Moi, and ready for some adornment. A pretty standard 6 lite seeded glass front door, a bit of scruff and crust but solid and sturdy.
I used an 8" styrofoam wreath form. The bag of moss was a wonderful acid, perdoit green. For my door a smaller wreath was what I wanted, you can adjust the size accordingly. One bag of moss was enough to cover the wreath form.
After a little super 77 spray adhesive, moss added in clumps, the form begins to take shape. I covered the entire form in moss. Take smaller pieces at a time and flatten out, then add and press into place.
After the form is covered and you have made the shape circular, I added ribbon to the top of the wreath. I used some chocolate and coffee colored Offray ribbon in a transparent shade of each color, one wider than the other.
Measure your length of the ribbon hanging from the door and then tie at the top of your length. I used the chocolate for the base color with the coffee color on top for a layered look. French ends to the ribbon completes the look.
A closer look at the new adorned door................
Sit, Share, & Stay a while..........
Leslie Rowlands Designs LLC