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A Little Front Door Pretty

Soooo, this post was due a way long time ago. I got sidetracked. It happens when you’re nesting.

After Christmas, I got inspired to do something – anything – to brighten our front door during the springtime. I didn’t actually make it reality until March, but WHATEVER.

It all started with this wreath I spied on Whipperberry. She might make you feel inadequate as a creative housewife, but I just find her inspiring. I love seeing pretty and she totally delivers. I loved that wreath so much, I made this one, too. At this point, I think you can call it an addiction. Me + muslin + canvas = love.

All the spring wreaths I found on St. Pinterest were just a little too eggy for me. Plus, I wanted one that did triple duty: Lent, St. Patrick’s AND Easter. Because I need simplification in my life. I completely copied Heather’s tutorial for her candy corn wreath and just used different colors. Maybe you like different ones. Go for it.

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If you want the full tutorial, please visit Heather’s blog as she does a much better job explaining than I could. I will say, however, that she recommends 1/2 yard of the canvas, but I think you need more like 3/4 yard to really fill it in nicely. Above, I’ve used 1/2 yard, but if I had to do it over again, I’d use more.

In addition, I waited until Hancock Fabrics put their canvas on sale and that made it even more affordable. I purchased the green foam (not the white) wreath from Michael’s and everything else (fabric, pins and ribbon) from Hancock. Happy spring!

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 A link to my candy corn wreath

3 Comments

  1. Verdina on April 22, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Have I said this before?? YOU ARE AMAZING!

    God bless you!
    V

  2. Karen on April 22, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Love the multi-application thinking. How do you store it? Are there special “wreath boxes”?

    • Kathryn on April 22, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      I use the wreath boxes from Target that they sell right after Christmas. They’re square and perfect!

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