Like most areas in the US (how crazy is that?!) we’re done with this snow and cold weather. We’re aching for a bit of spring and summer color, and since mother nature is not providing anything but neutrals lately, we decided to fight back with a little door decor.
In the past we’ve been updating our one twig wreath with removable decor based on the season, but ever since our Christmas wreath came down, we’ve just been rocking the MSU twig art. So many twigs. This time, we walked around the house looking for inspiration, and found it here:
Don’t they just scream, potential! They didn’t to us either. But we decided to turn these two scrap pieces of wood that had been beat up, painted, and cracked into a little welcome sign. To attach the two together, we flipped them right-side-down and went to town with a small staple gun and two wood shims.
Disclaimer: this was the second version of this project. The first did not turn out so hot… Not wanting to completely hide the stain that we had prepped for version #1, we painted over the hot mess with Behr’s Wipeout leaving the ends untouched, and let that dry.
After that, we took a small craft brush and leftover white Behr paint and freehanded the word “welcome” across both planks, then whipped up a few fabric flowers while that dried.
To make them, we took a strip of scrap fabric about 3″ wide by 18″ long, twirled it (kitten sniffing the camera and photo-bombing pictures is optional) and hot glued it to a bottle cap that had been spray painted gold by simply wrapping it around the edge. (the bottle caps were for yet a different project that didn’t turn out. I wonder what the blogger ratio of projects that turn out vs projects that don’t is!).
The flowers were hot glued to the sign, and a ribbon for hanging the sign was stapled to the back.
Now our little sign is hanging on our front door : )
We love how the patriotic colors (which was not planned but worked out!) bring some color without screaming a certain season. For now we will say we did it on purpose to support the US in the Olympics ; )
The best part- we used scrap wood, leftover paints, scrap fabric/ribbon and bottle caps to complete this project, making it 100% free!
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BLOOPERS: Warning, you may need sunglasses. We’re so ready for spring our first attempt looked like neon threw up on some wood and it formed a… we’re not even sure what to call it. We blame the extreme cold and the fact that it was 1am while painting it.
Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods says
I love your Welcome sign! Yes, the second version is so much better than this first. I love that you shared the neon sign with us. It’s so good to know I’m not the only one who makes some weird looking stuff at 1 AM in the morning! 😉
Thanks Ashley! Things tend to get squirrely after 12AM around here ha! Glad we’re not the only ones as well : )