Thursday, February 6, 2020

DIY driftwood welcome wreath

Welcome to a fun blog hop that is all about DIY wreaths!

Today I am going to show you how to make a driftwood wreath with a twist! 

This is perfect for any beach home, or any home with coastal decor.

Before we get started, here is what it looks like finished. I always like to show a pretty picture first.



The first thing you will need is the base for your wreath. I used this wood circle in a 15" size. 

You will also need driftwood pieces and paint.

I had driftwood that I collected on a camping trip over the summer, but if you don't have any, of course Amazon does right here. 


Pick a color to paint the front of your wood circle. One coat is fine, it doesn't have to be perfect. I used a mushroom color called suede.



While that is drying, create your wording on a word document and print out. It doesn't have to say welcome, it can be anything you'd like. 


Cut around the lettering, flip the paper over, and scribble pencil lead all over the backside of the wording.


Once that is done, and once your paint is dry, tape to the center of your wood piece.


Use a pen to trace around the lettering. It will transfer over to the wood piece when you remove the paper. 

Using a contrasting color, fill in the letters with paint and a fine paint brush. Again, this doesn't have to be perfect because of the next step.


When everything is dry, lightly sand the whole piece to distress it.




Next comes the easy part!

Grab your hot glue gun and driftwood pieces and start glueing them in any fashion you'd like around the edge of your sign to form a wreath shape. 

To ensure my spacing was even, I placed a bowl in the center of the wood. 



That is it! You can add a hook to the back or a wire hanger.









Here are a bunch more fun wreath ideas for spring, all with the directions on how to make them!

Magnolia Wreath - The Happy Housie // DIY Orange Wreath - The Handmade Home // Magnolia Farmhouse Wreath - Tatertots & Jello // Driftwood Welcome Wreath - My Sweet Savannah  Front Door Decorating Ideas - Sanctuary Home Decor // Book Page Wreath - The DIY Mommy // Moss Ball Floral Wreath - Lolly Jane // Floral Winter Wreath - A Blue Nest // Spring Floral Wreath - Jennifer Maune Heart Emoji Wreath - Cassie Bustamante // How To Make A Spring Wreath - My 100 Year Old Home // Strawflower Heart Wreath - Finding Lovely // Felt Flowers Wreath - Happy Happy Nester Simple Spring Wreath - Art of Everyday Living // Coffee Filter Wreath - She Gave It A Go // Minimalistic Spring Wreath - Taryn Whiteaker Designs // How To Make A Spring Wreath - Hallstrom Home // Eucalyptus Wreath - Twelve on Main  



xoxo, Melaine 

1 comment:

Julie B. said...

Just lovely! I love a coastal decor DIY that has a farmhouse twist! Pinned, and I'm definitely going to do one with my own twist! Thanks for sharing!

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