Before I had a baby I took great pleasure in decorating my house according to the season. The apothecary jars on my fireplace mantle would display appropriate what-nots depending on the weather: pinecones and cinnamon sticks in the fall, glittery ornaments in the winter, green moss and flowers in the spring, and shells and sand in the summer. On my front door, I would always have a seasonal wreath as well. I loved decorating for the seasons!
Nowadays, well…I just don’t have time for that anymore. But I can’t just NOT decorate! So I decided my best option was to create something that I could hang on my door that would be cute and appropriate for all seasons (except Christmas…it just ain’t right not to hang a Christmas wreath!).
One day while rocking Munchkin for her nap I had an epiphany. Why not combine my love of monograms and burlap to make a simple wreath? And that’s exactly what I did!
I gathered my supplies at Hobby Lobby: a black letter “B,” an over-the-door wreath hanger, burlap ribbon and a few simple fabric rosettes.
I played around with the placement of the rosettes until I liked what I saw and then glued them down with hot glue.
Next I took a couple of lengths of the burlap ribbon and overlapped them slightly.
I folded the ribbon back onto itself in thirds.
Then I bunched the middle together to make a bow and used a twist tie to keep it in place.
Next I took a very short piece of the ribbon and folded it in thirds lengthwise.
I wrapped the piece around the middle of the bow and glued it down. Then I attached it to the top of the burlap ribbon on the “B” and hung it up!
Nice and simple, right? Appropriate for all seasons, right? I thought so.
And super easy to make! It took me all of 30 minutes…because that’s all the time I had before Munchkin woke up from her nap. Anyone else have a baby who won’t nap? Oy vey.
So, what super simple projects are you working on these days?