With the new year upon us, we here at Baby Chick thought it would be fun to add a little feature called DIY Of The Month! Every month we will share with you a new, easy project for your home, for you, or for your kiddos that you can put together when you feel the need to get your craft on. We hope you enjoy our new series!
For this first month, I would love to show you a quick post-holiday welcome wreath for your front door. If you’re anything like me, after Christmas is over I often feel a little confused about how to change up my decor. It’s still winter, but it’s no longer appropriate to sport all the merry and bright holiday decor. A good solution I have found is to use a lot of natural winter elements without all the “Christmas-y” touches. For me, that looks like natural wood, light and bright tones, and simple beauty. I have created a pretty little welcome wreath that I think incorporates all of those things pretty well. This would be the perfect wreath to hang on your door at the start of this new year!
This project is so easy to create; it literally took me 20 minutes tops! It is the perfect project if you’re feeling crafty and you have a few spare minutes during nap time. Here’s how I did it:
Gather Your Supplies:
- flat circle wreath form
- 2 bags of different sized wood slices
- welcome cut out (or your choice of word, like “Hello”)
- wide ribbon (I used a white burlap style ribbon)
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
1. First, set the largest of the wood slices on the wreath form and make sure you like the placement.
2. Start gluing the slices to the form.
3. Repeat with a second layer of smaller wood slices.
4. Test out the placement of your word cut-out. When you find a good spot, glue it down where you can.
5. Cut a long length of ribbon and wrap it around the top of the wreath.
5. Create a bow using a shorter length of ribbon. Cut the length and fold it together in thirds. Pinch it together in the middle and put a dot of glue in between the fold to hold it together.Then wrap a short length of ribbon around the pinched middle of the bow. Glue the ends to the back of the middle of the bow.
6. Place your bow on the ribbon wrapped at the top of the wreath and glue it down.
7. At this point you can tie the top of your ribbon together for easier hanging or your can do like I do and use flat thumbtacks to attach the ribbon to the very top of the door where you’ll hang the wreath. You’re done!
I love the simplicity of the wood and white ribbon. It’s a nice change from all the glitz and glamour of all the Christmas decor. It makes me think of a fresh start, kind of how I think of each New Year!
I hope you enjoyed our first DIY Of The Month! We would love to hear from you about any projects or ideas you’d like to see in future months. Happy crafting!