Saturday, June 9, 2012

Aloha, E komo mai!

It's officially summertime and yet I still had the same wreath on our door since January.... Whoops. I had considered making one of those cute patriotic rag wreathes (shown here) but thought something a bit more colorful would be just what the porch needed.

I absolutely love how it turned out. I hadn't planned to add the sunglasses or flip-flops but it looked like it was lacking something and I think they were the perfect touch. Doesn't it just scream SUMMER?! Well, maybe it actually says something along the lines of "Aloha, E komo mai!" or welcome to our home. I feel like I need a Hawaiian vacation now...

I started with a plain 18" willow wreath form from Dollar Tree and painted it Caribbean Blue with acrylic paint. You could skip this step, but I think the raffia and blue have a nice contrast. I cut the lei apart and layered the flowers and umbrellas around the base then used tacky glue to attach them. My wreath is behind a glass door and under a porch so it's safe from the elements. If yours wasn't, I would recommend hot glue. Afterwards, I attached a raffia bow. At first, this was where I ended. Then I ran out to Target and in the dollar section found the sandals and sunglasses which were exactly what it needed. I attached those with hot glue and voila! A bright, Hawaaian summer wreath!

Whaddya think?
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  1. wow this is fantastic new follower

    Natasha @

    1. Thank you! I appreciate it very much! Your blog is beautiful and there are already some things I'm adding to my "To be done" list.


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