To say it has been hot in our neck of the woods is an understatement! It has been so hot that one of my outdoor wreaths has been losing its glued on accent pieces…<sigh>. A couple of weeks ago, I had redecorated the Little Red Wagon (<link to video tutorial showing you how I created that decor) that sits on the front porch. In addition, I had made a new Burlap & Birdhouse (<~~ link to video tutorial) front door wreath. Red, cream, and khaki were some of the colors that I incorporated into the decorations. I just happened to have a grapevine wreath already made and decided to go ahead and hang it on the front light post…welllllllll…That has ended up to ***NOT*** be one of my brighter ideas as the temperatures have soared and so has the humidity with it…that poor wreath that was held together by hot glue started to lose its accent pieces, they were literally melting off. I knew I needed to make a new heartier wreath to hang out there asap.
So, I decided to make a Deco Mesh wreath to replace my poor, pitiful, mess of a grapevine wreath. 😉 Here are the supplies that I gathered so that I could create a new, tougher, wreath that would be able to handle the heat, humidity, and occasional thunder storm.
- 16″ Work Wreath
- 1 Roll Large Deco Mesh (burlap color)
- 1 Roll of Medium Deco Mesh (red and burlap color)
- 2 Rolls of Burlap & Polka Dot ribbon
- Red and Khaki colored daisies with clips on the back
- 1 Wooden Birdhouse
- Pipe Cleaners
After watching my grapevine wreath literally melt in the heat, I did not want to use any glue on this wreath, so those flowers have clips on the back and my hubby drilled holes in the back of the birdhouse and fed tie wraps though them so that I could then loop pipe cleaners through them and tie the birdhouse onto the wreath. I show you all of that in the video, so here is a video tutorial showing you how I created my new sturdier front light post wreath:
Here is a close-up of the finished wreath:
In the end, I’m much happier with how this wreath looks out there on that light post, and now I know I’m not going to come home and find different accent pieces strewn about in my flower bed. 😉 lol All in all, it was a very productive day!
Ohhhh hang on a sec…I promised in the video that I would provide a link that explains about those lights in our windows (and all about our outdoor accent lighting). Here is a link to my Special Outdoor Lighting Blog post, and here are a couple of pictures of our house at night:
Until next time, y’all take good care!!
**In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations**
ONE more little thing…haha…I make a sculptured bow in this video, here is a link to my “How to Make a Bow” tutorial.