I think most of my girl friends have now been sucked into the black hole that is Pinterest, and inevitably, we start socializing on each other’s boards. Lara pinned this picture of a wreath with door numbers. One of my other friends, Kristal, commented that this could be a good craft day project. The craft day never happened – does it ever? How does one get together with one’s girl friends, without kids or husbands, for several hours during the day, to do nothing but eat, drink and make stuff? Anywho, even though the craft day didn’t happen, the wreath turned into my House Number Door Wreath!
The original inspiration was made with silk flowers and painted wooden numbers, but I tried to “craft it up” a bit by making felt flowers instead. If you were my mom, you’d say something along the lines of “why make more work for yourself?! It’s so complicated!”, but it enabled me to:
1. try my hand at making some of the beautiful felt flowers on Pinterest,
2. learn that my fabric scissors gives me a heck of a blister on my thumb knuckle,
3. realize that cutting about 60+ of these felt flowers is great lap activity to do while watching Hunt for Red October during J’s nap!
We also used real metal door numbers from Home Depot, since Michaels was conveniently out of the number 2 and the number 0. Of course, right?
Here’s a short picture tutorial for the big floofy white and blue flowers.
I followed this tutorial for the yellow flower.
There’s really not a whole lot more I can say about this. I hot glued all the flower pieces onto the twig wreath, and the numbers were just inserted into the twig tangle using the screws that came with them. It didn’t take a lot of time (other than cutting out felt pieces and blowing through a handful of bandaids for my thumb), and was super simple to make. I think the flowers and the bright colors really make this a perfectly FUN and PRACTICAL spring project!
What do you think?
The colors are perfect and the flowers are adorable! The metal numbers are so unique! Love, love, love it!
I love it! Excellent foofy flowers and the metal numbers are the perfect touch of modern!
I LOVE IT CHIWEI you know that! I just didn’t want to post a picture before the ARTIST. Sorabh and Janice are in love with it too. We are so grateful and you have inspired us to paint the door asap so we can better showcase your work 😉
So pretty! LOVE IT!
I love this design. I saw your eggs on It’s Overflowing. I am taking part in the Easter Egg Hunt too, in eager anticipation of seeing my egg design appear. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog, so am following via GFC. Would love it if you wanted to visit sometime.
Fellow participant and visiting from the Easter Egg Hunt! I love how your eggs turned out and the colors! New follower, cute blog!
This wreath is so cute! I love the colors you chose! I blog over at http://www.2crafty4myskirt.blogspot.com Every Friday I Feature a fellow crafter. I would love to feature you and this project in on an upcoming Friday. If you are interested please email me at [email protected]
Stopping by as a fellow Egg Hunt contributor. Loved your egg tutorial and the foofy felt flower tutorial as well. YAY! Hope you’re having a lovely day!
What a great idea! I would have never thought to use my wreath as an house number display!
So cute! Love the flowers and it looks great with the numbers! Love it!!
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Pretty! Love the foofy flowers! I would love for you to stop by my Creative Inspirations party to link it up! I would love to have you there!
Stacey of Embracing Change
Super cute flowers:) I’m loving those numbers on the opposite side of the flowers;)
How cute! I love the numbers and the one yellow flower just adds the right tough. Cute!
Stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post 🙂 new follower!
Stopping by from Simply Klassic Sunday. I love this! What a great idea, and yours looks amazing. The metal numbers contrast really well with the felt and the branches. I kind of want to make this right now!
The blister on your thumb knuckle was definitely worth it because your wreath is beautiful! I think my favourite part is the metal house numbers. If they had been done with something else I don’t think it would have had the same overall effect.
All the best,
Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com
So pretty! Thanks for the tutorial. I love the colors and that you added the numbers too!
Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic!
Beautiful! I especially love that yellow flower – the button center is adorable and the color really makes it pop.
Love the flowers! Gorgeous!
I love the addition of the #’s!
Great job!!! This is so pretty! I am visiting from the Pinspired… http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/03/diy-trailing-dogwood-wreath-pottery-barn-knock-off.html
This is so beautiful! I love the colors you chose with the pop of yellow…and the combo with the metal numbers. Perfect!! This wouldn’t be necessarily easy for me, but if you have any super simple projects or tips you’d like to share I’m hosting a link party today with a few fellow bloggers. I’d be great to see you linked up. 🙂
I love it! Thanks for the flower tutorial too!
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I love the way your flowers turned out and I think yours is pretty than your inspiration! Great job! Stopping by from the wreath blog hop at Ginger Snap Crafts. http://xsurvivingmotherhoodx.blogspot.com/2012/03/finally-something-craftyakaspring.html
Fantastic wreath! I love the gray and yellow together!
Beautiful1 I featured your wreath today. Thanks for linking up to our Pinteresting Link Party! http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2012/03/pinteresting-link-party-week-33.html
Love the flowers!! So pretty.
Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Did you cut the pattern for the petals yourself ?
Hmm, I think I had a pattern that I printed out but I can’t remember for sure and where I got it from. So sorry!
Thanks for the awesome tutorial! I used it to make a flower for my wreath and it’s my favorite one 🙂 http://modern-mint.com/diy-halloween-yarn-wreath/
I’m so glad you could use it for your own crafting! Yay!!
I love this and would like to make it for a house warming gift. Do you have a pattern for the flower? I’m not real crafty.
I savour, cause I discovered just what I was looking for.
You have ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day.