DIY Valentine’s Day Wreath

Oh Valentine’s Day.  V-Day.  Hallmark holiday.  Whatever you want to call it.  It’s not a holiday I normally acknowledge much.  I mean, I’d rather show love every other day than just one day a year.  And I’ve never been a fan of the colors pink and red.  But this year I felt like brightening up our front door from the snowflake wreath (that clearly has not brought us enough snow to snowshoe).  So I made the easiest, least expensive red and pink Valentine’s Day wreath and ironically, I love it. ❤️

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Simple 4th of July Door Decor DIY

I’m back!  I took last week off while we were up in the Northwoods vacationing in a cute little cabin.  But now I am back refreshed and relaxed.  Two days ago I had the brilliant idea to deck our front door out with some 4th of July decor.  This is crazy, because 1) we just came back from vacation and 2) we don’t have any craft stores in our town and there was no way I’d make the hour drive to one.  So I got creative with a simple 4th of July door decor and I had time to do it thanks to the prep I did before we left!

Simple 4th of July Door Decor

I wanted to make something that wasn’t a traditional round wreath.  I did stop at a couple stores in town on my way home from work but wasn’t impressed with the options they had.  They were all a little loud for me.  I like things simple so I went home empty handed and searched the house.  And what did I find?  Bamboo skewers!  Yes, the things you make shish kabobs with.  (Confession, I’ve never made shish kabobs in my life and I only have the skewers because I used them to make a diaper bouquet last year for my sister-in-law’s baby shower. P.S. Our niece turned 1 last week – Happy Birthday Alicia! ???)

What I did to make this 4th of July Door Decor:

To make the stars sturdier, I glued two skewers together and used five of the double skewers to make stars.  I made three stars so I could paint each one red, white, and blue.

Hot glued two skewers together
Hot glued two skewers together
Then glued the double skewers together into a star
Then glued the double skewers together into a star
Painting the stars - and making our yard patriotic too!
Painting the stars – and making our yard patriotic too!

Once the paint was dry, I used fishing line to connect them.  I put dabs of clear nail polish on the fishing lines because according to my husband the knots I made were not the “most secure.” ?  All that was left was to hang it on our door!

Simple 4th of July Door Decor

From a distance, it’s much more noticeably in person than what the camera captures.  I just love how simple it is.  And the windsock is from my parents.  ?

4th of July decor
Sorry for the gloom, it had just rained ☔️

Hope everyone has a great 4th of July!  ??



Kate Spade Inspired Wreath

Front door

Has anyone noticed the weekly weather trend this month?  It seems every week has started off gorgeous out and sunny on Monday, then gradually gets colder and rainier through the work week, but by the weekend it is once again beautiful and warm.  Mid-week showers bring weekend flowers? Ha maybe not quite but these weeks have really tested my footwear options.  Sandals and boots worn just days apart.  Such a shame!  To brighten my spirits (and our front door), I made a wreath for our front door.

Whenever I need a new desktop background, I always search for Kate Spade patterns.  Something about them just makes me happy and feeling energized.  Our front door was lacking some decor and I couldn’t resist showing it a little Kate Spade inspired love.  Plus, these pink peonies just warm my heart – and I am not really a fan of pink!

Kate Spade inspired wreath

I picked up most of my supplies from Joanns on sale.  I originally tried to use black and white ribbon but found it way too difficult to keep the stripes consistent in size (ribbon is slippery).  Then it dawned on me, yarn!  I alternated black and white yarn and oh my did that work a thousand times better.  Next, I popped the peonies and some of the leaves off the stems they came on and used wire threaded through the middle and then wrapped around the wreath, hidden under the yarn.

It’s been rainy and cloudy the last two days but seeing the wreath every time I come and go seems to brighten my day just a little bit.  I am seriously thinking of adding them to the decor inside our house.

front porch
We have some major plans for landscaping and making our porch a little more grand looking.

Aside from our front door, not much else is new this week.  We are still waiting to find out when/if Landon will get an MRI on his knee (he tore his meniscus a few weeks ago and has been in a lot of pain since).  I got a new curling iron and am in love with it!  I also have a haircut and color planned for tomorrow – I still haven’t decided what I want to do.  Maybe I’ll take a note from our door, and brighten things up for spring!