I absolutely love front doors that are decorated with personalized signs so I decided to make one of my own! Its been a slow day and I felt the urge to go through my craft supplies.
I remembered that a very long time ago I bought supplies so make a personalized door sign with the first letter of our last name. I dug through my supplies and found everything I needed!
The idea came from this picture which I found on Pinterest.
Right now I have an Easter bunny hanging on our door and now that Easter is over, a new decoration is in order. I wanted to make something that could be hung for the seasons of spring and summer. I wanted to make it light and colorful. Something that makes me happy to look at! So I came up with this!
And here is how I did it!
First I spray painted my letter B.
Then I spray painted the corners of the picture frame I took a part. I only painted the corners as those are the only parts that will be showing. The frame was ivory to begin with so you don’t see much of a difference in this picture.
Next I cut strips of yellow fabric I had laying around.
This will be used to make these…
I love, love, LOVE these! Even though they are time consuming to make. And I always burn my fingers on the glue from the hot glue gun. But they are cute and easy to make!
First you start with your strip. Then you fold the material in half and hot glue the sides together. Not down the whole strip. Just at the beginning like so…
Then you fold the beginning of the strip the other way and hot glue that! Like so…
Keep in mind the measurements and the strips do not have to be perfect. I literally took my siccors and just hacked off the strips. I tried to keep them the same width but really didn’t worry to much. The length of the strips aren’t a big deal either because you can always add another strip to make a bigger flower if you want to. These cute little flowers are so forgiving! So don’t stress 😉
Next you begin rolling the material and hot gluing it along the way…
It only takes a dot of hot glue to hold the material in place. You role the strip, glue, role, glue, role, glue, until you have the desired flower. Keep in mind the fatter the strips the more bulky the flower.
The flower on the top left was done with fatter strips of material. After I did that flower I realized I wanted flatter flowers so I cut my strips in half (length wise) and thus created the other four. It all depends on what you are going for!
After the paint on my frame dried I wrapped the blue and white yarn around it. I had other choices like in the supplies picture above but decided on the blue and white.
If you think those material flowers take time, my gosh! Wrapping the yarn around the frame took a while. I suggest putting on your favorite movie or something to do this part, and the part of the flowers, because it really takes some time. Its easy, just time consuming.
I also hot glued the beginning and end pieces of the yarn to the frame.
After I finished the frame I played around with where I wanted to place my yellow flowers. Once that was decided, I hot glued them on as well.
Then I added my B. This part was tricky. I don’t want it spinning around so I had to be mindful of where I placed the yarn on my letter.
And then after that was attached! Whalla!
Notice I added two other pieces of yarn to the left and right of my letter. It wouldn’t stop spinning!
I am so proud of my very first DIY door decoration! I can hardly wait to make more! There are several other ideas on Pinterest that I want to DIY as well.
Before I do that I need to get my hanging flower pots in place and some other kind of welcome sign that sits next to the door. Even with this pretty little decoration my front door is still a bit boring.
Like I said… I love a decorated front door 😉