Are you ready for the most wonderful time of the year? Is Thanksgiving really next week? Then onto Christmas!
This months DIY Workshop at the Home Depot will get your front porch all spiffed up for the holidays. In the workshop on Saturday, November 21 at 10 am at your Home Depot (register here), you’ll learn how to make a festive Christmas Wreath Trio. Isn’t it so cute!
- The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels.
- There are three types of Workshops offered – Do-It Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH) and Kids.
- Customers can learn how to build décor projects, how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions.
- Visit Home Depot to register and learn more.
The great thing about DIY projects is that you can customize your projects for you! Here’s my spin on the Christmas Wreath Trio.
I thought it would be fun to use some non-traditional Christmas colors to create a Merry and Bright Christmas Wreath Trio. I went to the Home Depot and picked up 3 – 24″ Christmas wreaths, some spray paint, crafting wire, 1/2″ plywood project panel, ribbon, ornaments and lights.
First, I laid out the wreaths and used the crafting wire to tie the wreath frames together at about 5 1/2″ apart, I also made a wire loop at the top to hang the wreaths.
You can’t have a bright wreath without lights! Home Depot carries a variety of light options, some plug in and some are battery operated. The battery operated are very convenient, but I really liked the bright colors in the Martha Stewart soft light effects pack. I weaved 2 packages of lights between the 3 wreaths, making sure that the lights plug in near the bottom.
To create the word art for Merry and Bright, I printed the following patterns merry1, merry2, and, Bright 1, Bright 2 and traced the patterns onto the 1/2″ plywood. Then used a band saw, scroll saw or jig saw to cut out the words. I lightly sanded the words and spray painted Merry in magenta, & in metallic gold, and Bright in lagoon. After the paint dried I added a little glitter spray paint to increase the shine!
The word art is attached to the wreath with a little craft wire wrapped around the letters and secured to the wreath.
Now to decorate the wreath. I removed the large pine cones from the wreath and sprayed them magenta, followed by pink glitter spray paint.
I removed the smaller pine cones and sprigs and sprayed them gold or gold glitter. Once dried I reattached them to the wreath. Then added fun turquoise and white ornaments from the Martha Stewart pack.
If you choose to use plug in lights, string your extension cord to the hinge side of your door and leave some slack for the door to open. Now isn’t that cheery!
Now the question of the day is – bow?
or no bow?
Either way, your door will be very Merry & Bright!
Be sure to check out these awesome blogger’s spin on the Christmas Wreath Trio:
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- Live Pretty on a Penny
- Décor Adventures
- Don’t Disturb This Groove
- Balancing Home
- A Pumpkin & A Princess
- Tried & True
- White House Black Shutters
- Décor and the Dog
- Boxy Colonial
- Wills Casa
- The House of Wood
- Shades of Blue Interiors
- Build Basic
- Making Home Base
- That’s My Letter
- Remodelando la Casa
- The Friendly Home
- Fix This Build That
- My Altered State
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Home Depot, as always, all words and opinions are 100% my own.
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Ooo, I love the color combo! Very festive!
Ahhh… great minds! I was so going to cut out some words out of plywood, then I found my craft letters in my craft bin so went with those instead. I love the color palette you chose, Amy! Your wreaths look great!
Pauline Henderson says
This is beautiful, Amy! I love the “Merry & Bright”. Awesome job.
Cindy Eikenberg says
Amy, this looks so festive and fabulous! Popping over from Flamingo Toes and pinning – have a happy week!
Amber @ Wills Casa says
I love the bright colors! It’s awesome you cut those words out!! Incredible!
The words just take this to the next (awesome) level. I love the colors you chose!
love it! and i LOVE your front door!