Hey friends! Summer decor is in full swing around here so that means my glue gun is out and I’m getting some craftin’ done! I made this fun Summer Wreath with a little nautical and whimsical flare to it for my front door..
I had an idea to incorporate flip flops on my wreath this year, but I really had no clue how I’d do that!
So I did what I usually do when in this situation, I went to Michaels! They had this fab pair of blue flip flops for just $1.59 (score)! While at the store I walked through the aisles looking for more inspiration.
7ft of rope
1 wood wreath form
2 wood ‘anchor’ appliques
the letter ‘H”
I decided to bring it all home and figure out how to put it together there!
I found a brand new pack of wood shims that I’d forgotten I had in my garage. and decided to make a wood ‘plank’ backdrop and add the rest to it.
Here’s how it came together:
13 shims were glued together with hot glue
The piece was turned over and 3 shims were placed perpendicularly and glued with Gorilla glue to make sure they stay put.
The plank piece was painted in blue using Decoart Outdoor paint.
Then the wood wreath form was glued on to the center.
Once the rope was wrapped onto the wreath form and glued in place, the rest of the pieces followed!
Lastly, I added a sawtooth hook to the back. Because the wood shims are so thin, I didn’t want to nail anything into them, so you guessed it, I glued instead!
The anchors were painted in white, and the letter in bright orange (mixed red and yellow acrylic paint), and after some thought I decided to leave the ribbon off. I love that the ‘H’ pops!
Woot! I don’t know about you but I’m ready to hit the beach!
What have you crafted up to get ready for summer?
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