Here's a Before/After Comparison Shot:
The plain white door is oh so fabulous, don't you think? My husband loooves the white front door and refuses to paint it (part of me thinks he says he likes it so he won't have to paint it), so I'm going to try to sneak in some vinyl house numbers one of these days.
- Flat wreath form (I used a card board box and traced some circles)
- Box cutter (to cut your wreath form out)
- White Spray Paint
- Hot Glue Gun
- Two boxes of Crayons (I used Dollar Tree crayons since I didn't have time to do Crayola, which are so much prettier!)
- Fabric for Rosettes
- Coordinating Ribbon
1. My first step was to quickly spray paint the "wreath form" white (one side was already white...I made sure to pick a good one at Costco!) and let it dry. Then I took my ribbon and looped it around the form, making sure it was long enough to hang on my door before securing it to the form with hot glue.
2. The next step was to hot glue the crayons to the wreath form. I didn't use any patterns for the colors. Just tried to use a nice mix.
3. Once the crayons were each adhered, it was time for rosettes! I don't have a tutorial for these, and I tend to wing it, but Jen from Tatertots and Jello has a great fabric rosette tutorial. I hot glued them right on top of the wreath!
A few final shots?
My girls thought it was one of the coolest things they'd ever seen, although they were slightly disappointed that they didn't get the new crayons. Their little friend Brayden came over to visit and said he liked it because "it's very artistic."
All I know is...I'm a sucker for Back to School supplies. Seeing the crayons and the rosettes in primary colors makes me giddy. Staples was right---"it's the most wonderful time of the year." (click over for the video)
Linking to Nesting Place, Thrifty Decor Chick, Home Stories A to Z, Positively Splendid