Saturday, January 5, 2013

Football Wreath

So, the Redskins are in the playoffs! Hail to the redskins, hail victory... etc. Anyway, I undecorated for Christmas and was left with a void on my front door. Thus, the idea of the Redskins wreath was born.

The Finished Product:


What You Will Need:

  •  Spray paint, spray primer, spray sealer
  • Wood paint for the letters
  • Wooden letters
  • Wooden shapes
  • Felt
  • Not pictured: glue gun, scissors, and bowls of various sizes to trace

 Let's Get Started:

1. Spray prime, spray paint, and seal your wreath in whatever base color you chose. I hope by now you know how to spray paint, so no picture.
2. Spray prime your wooden letters and let dry for about ten minutes.
3. I used a sponge brush to paint the letters burgundy, but if you want a more even coverage, go with spray paint.
4. Making the felt flowers was all my mama's handiwork. First she traced a large circle onto the felt.
5. Then she drew a spiral onto the circle.
6. She cut out the circle in the spiral
7. Then she rolled the spiral starting from the OUTSIDE to the INSIDE.
It winds up like this:
8. Then we arranged our letters, flowers, and shapes and hot glued them to the wreath.
9. Then we added a ribbon from our stash to hang it with.
10. And voila! We are DONE. The whole project cost approximately $14 and took an hour and a half.

As always, thanks to my mama for her loving patience and execution. I'm really a planner, she's a doer.