DIY: Hello Wreath

I decided to create a new Wreath for my for my front door. I haven’t had a Wreath on my front door for a couple of years due to house finches making a nest and having little babies. A couple of times a Mama finch got inside our house and we had to figure out how to get the her out. A web search helped us figure out what to do. We made the whole house dark by closing curtains and blinds. Then we put on a light where we wanted her to go. She finally got out, but not without a lot of fluttering about and panic by us! It wasn’t fun and it’s not something I recommend, ha ha!

I’m hoping that no birds will nest now that it’s mid Summer. Fingers crossed! It’s time for a new Wreath on my front door! I wanted a Wreath that was welcoming, so I picked up a carved wooden “Hello” piece at The Flower and Home Marketplace in East Earl, PA. I love that place! Tons of home products, florals, crafts, you name it, they have a ton of stuff. Here’s the Hello sign:

I decided to paint it a silver metallic color, using Folk Art Sterling Silver acrylic paint, by Plaid.

Then I aged the metallic paint by using Apple Barrel black acrylic paint by Plaid. I mixed it with a little water, painted it on and wiped the black off to make it look like aged metal:

Next, I used an 18 inch wide round grapevine Wreath as the base of my Wreath. I then chose faux lamb’s ear from Walmart’s floral section. I also used various faux succulents that I bought from Walmart, The Dollar Tree, and The Flower and Home Marketplace. I arranged everything first, then secured it all with a hot glue gun.

I then secured the wooden Hello sign with invisible fishing line. And here’s a picture of the finished product:

And here’s a how to video on my YouTube Channel, DIY Happy Home:
DIY: Hello Wreath

Join me in this DIY: Hello Wreath with a grapevine wreath featuring lamb’s ear and beautiful faux succulents, including faux sedum and faux string of pearls succulents.

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My name is Carla, I am excited to write about all the things I love that make me happy at home! 😊I love crafting, home projects, decorating for the holidays, cooking, baking, shopping, finding bargains, and sharing products that I love, and I will include some product reviews as well. I hope you will join me here at DIY Happy Home!

First, let me tell you a little about me. I am married, with 3 children; an 11 year old daughter, and 8 year old twin boys that like to keep me busy.

After the birth of my twins in 2014, I decided it wasn’t financially feasible for us to put 3 kids in daycare, nor did I want to. So, after 17 years working as a web content administrator, I decided (along with my husband) to give the company I worked at my two weeks notice to be a stay at home Mom. I will never forget the feeling I had when I was walking to my car on my last day at work after working there for 17 years. It was a feeling of happiness, excitement, nervousness, and some fear too, all rolled into one!

While I do not miss working at an office, I do miss socializing with adults and adult conversation. I have started to look for ways to use my creativity in a therapeutic way. It calms me and it works for me. I am hoping you will tune into my next post where I will be sharing my next kitchen or craft project. See you then!

About me

My name is Carla and I live in the suburbs, close to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I live with my husband and three children, an 11 year old daughter, and 8 year old twin boys, and I’m also a proud cat mom!

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