25 October 2011
I went to my local craft store and found a 24" grapevine wreath for $7.99. After pairing it with my handy 40% off coupon, I walked out as the new owner of a wreath for just $4.79 + tax! I knew that the brown color wasn't going to give the effect I was looking for, so when I got home, I laid some newspaper down in the garage and gave the wreath a good coat of black gloss spray paint. It doesn't have to be perfect!
Once it was dry, I brought the wreath up to my Creative Studio to start adding the accents. I have a tendency to go a bit overboard with accents, so I tried my very best to keep it simple and classy. I added some black maribou feathers, purple craft feathers and black and purple roses to start. Then I popped in a couple purple glitter balls (read more on that here) and wrapped the wreath in a fun polka dot wired ribbon.
The sign was a great find at Michael's! It was clearance for $1.99 - so I picked up two (you can see how I used my other sign in my Outdoor Decor). It was originally hung vertically, so I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch two new holes to hang it horizontally (I LOVE my Crop-a-Dile! It will punch a hole through almost anything!). I used Sharpie Poster Paint Markers in white and purple to write our name and border the sign. Believe me - my handwriting is NOT that good! I printed out our name in a font I like on my computer, cut it out, traced it onto the sign with pencil, and then filled it in using the markers. It was not a quick process, but I really love the way it turned out! In one day, I brought my front door from drab to FAB!
Stop by tomorrow for some inexpensive indoor Halloween decorating ideas!