Here's the front door of my house.
I love all the details in the molding, but thought the door could use a little dressing up.
We live out in the country, which means having a super long address... County Road North South East West; it all gets a little confusing to people trying to find our house. So I thought a pretty floral wreath with our house number on it would be the perfect addition to our door!
This one from Dana at Teach Craft Love served as my inspiration. It's beautiful! I love that you can still see some of the wreath form; it gives it a more natural look.
Here's the list of supplies you'll need:
I started by painting my wooden numbers in Desert Turquoise with a foam brush. Two coats did the job. Don't worry about painting the back, but be sure to get the sides.
I picked up my wreath form for $4.99, but as you probably know Hobby Lobby puts just about everything on sale eventually. Just check their sales ad to find the right week. Or if you're impatient and want to craft NOW, print out their handy dandy 40% off one item coupon and pick it up today!
There are some gorgeous flower stems available at craft stores, but I often find them too expensive for how I want to use them. I can usually find a flower bush that is similar and has a lot more flowers for a better price.
and bend the wire back and forth until it snaps. This saves time, effort, and your scissors by not trying to cut through the wire.
I left about 2-3 inches on my stems.
Now poke your flower stems through the branches of the wreath.
Flip the wreath over and bend the stems slighltly to secure them between the branches. Add drops of hot glue to ensure your flowers will stay in place.
Use as many or as little flowers as you'd like. I ended up using 8 for mine.
Now onto the numbers. At first I followed Dana's instructions and hot glued the crap out of the numbers to attach them to the wreath. In the picture below you can see that because the shape of the wreath, the number doesn't sit flat and is barely attached to the wreath at all. This method would probably work with smaller numbers, but mine are pretty large. Back to the drawing board.
Then I dug some twist ties out of my drawer and attached several to the back of the numbers with hot glue.
I weaved the twist ties through the branches and wrapped them tightly around a branch in the back. This takes some maneuvering to get the numbers to sit straight, but it holds the numbers perfectly in place!
I picked up a Command hook to avoid damaging the door and hung my new wreath!
Now my door looks so pretty!
And hopefully people will find our house a little easier too!