Thursday, May 5, 2011

Interchangeable wreath with Chalkboard!

Today I have a fun wreath that is perfect all year round.  I live in a small rental with not a lot of storage so I really need decorations that can be used for more then one month out of the year.  However, I often get bored looking at the same things everyday so I really love projects that can be easily change each Holiday or season.  So I created this wreath.  The base is neutral but has a splash of color with the flowers that can easily be switched out, and as a special bonus a mini chalkboard to write all of those seasonal messages.

Here's my Spring version
Just Imagine your cute writing instead of my not-so-cute handwriting.

Here's How I made my wreath

I started off with a wood wreath form.  I wrapped it with some batting to make it a little fuller (If you have a foam wreath you can skip this step)

Next cut out long 2 inch strips of a neutral fabric (think whites, browns, linen, burlap, etc.)  You need enough to wrap around your entire wreath.  Add a little hot glue to one end of your fabric and start wrapping.  Continue until your entire wreath is covered.  You may want to add some hot glue as you go to secure it in place.

For the chalkboard I used a wood plaque from the craft section at walmart.  (It was around $1).

  I painted the edges green and then used chalkboard paint on the front.  Follow the directions on your paint.

Once its dry its time to secure it to your wreath.  Use Craft wire and just start wrapping.  You'll want to go from one side to the other to secure the board to the wreath.  It makes a fun edge on your board.
Here's the back of mine, pretty huh.  Its not going anywhere.

Glue on a magnet where you want your flowers to be and attach a ribbon.  For the flowers make your favorite type and glue them together on a piece of felt (like you would if you were making a headband or bib necklace).  Hot glue a magnet to the back of your flowers. 
Combine your flowers (or anything you want) with your chalkboard message and you will have an adorable wreath you can use all year long. 
Everyday Welcome Wreath
I currently have a wreath I kind of love on my door so I decided to move it to my girl's bedroom door.  Its pinned to the top of the door with a thumb tack.  It makes me happy every time I walk down the hall.

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  1. I'm visiting from Tatertots and Jello!

    I love this! I would have never thought to use a magnet, ever. Such a smart idea!

  2. What a cute idea, i love how you used the wire to wrap and tie it up! :)

    Tnx for linking up at Who Made What? Weekends!