Whenever I put my Christmas stuff away in January, I always feel a little bit sad about how empty the front porch feels. I do crave simplicity in January, but it just felt like it needed something, so I decided to make a simple wreath for the front door.
This project took me about 30 minutes.
Here are the supplies I used:
18-inch wire wreath
(You can find one similar here.)
Pack of dried sticks and flowers
(I couldn't find the exact ones online that I bought at the store, but you can use whatever you want. You could even just look around outside to find something similar.)
Off-white burlap ribbon
(You can find the exact one that I used here.)
Hot glue gun, and
Measuring tape (optional)
First, I hot-glued the end of the ribbon to the back side of the wire wreath. Then, I started wrapping the ribbon tightly around the wreath (about an inch between each wrap, measured from the center of the ribbon). This ended up being too tight and close and I ran out of ribbon before I covered the whole wreath, so I had to take it off and start over.
The second time, I wrapped the ribbon around with about 2 inches between each wrap (measured from the center). This ended up giving me enough ribbon. Honestly, though, I liked the look of the ribbon being tighter and closer together better, but I would have had to get another package of ribbon, and I didn't want to do that. So, imperfection is the name of the game on this project as well! :)
The problem with the ribbon being further between each wrap is that it bunched up more, so I ended up having to tuck in the extra fabric in the back as I went along. It wasn't a big deal, though. I think it still turned out ok.
Next, I lightly placed a few of the dried sticks and flowers to get an idea of how I wanted to design it.
Then, I hot-glued them into place. Once I got going, I decided to simplify the flowers and only use three of them. I like the minimal, modern look of it.
Then, I went around and polished it up a bit by tightening and tucking in the ribbon a bit more.
And that's it!
It makes me feel the January vibes all over!