|Image from BotanikaStudio on Etsy.|
I was just about to order the wreath from the shop when I realized it was less than 12 inches wide, and would be shipped from Poland. I wanted something a bit bigger and right away, so I decided to try to recreate it myself. It's pretty simple, and I hate to call this a "tutorial" but here you go anyway.
I took a trip to Joann's with the inspiration image on my phone and some coupons. Out the door it cost me $33.91, but if I didn't have to buy a glue gun or spray paint it would have cost me $15 less. And, I ended up picking out a $12.99 wreath instead of the $3 one. Oh well.
Speaking of the wreath. I was deciding between a larger and thinner version of the wreath in the inspiration photo, but the more I looked at it the more I realized it would just look too overwhelming on the door to our apartment. So, I went with a fuller wreath that still kept the character of the inspiration.
When I got home the first thing I did was grab a large empty cardboard box (we tend to have a LOT of those around our place . . . thank you Amazon Prime?) I took the box, wreath, and some Rustoleum Satin spray paint out to my patio. Thanks to my friend Janette over at Style With Cents, I know how amazing Rustoleum is and it never occurred to me to try another brand (and after using it I agree, it's pretty awesome :).
This was my very first spray paint experience ever, so I read the instructions twice and let 'er rip! I did two coats on the front, and then waited over night and did two coats on the back and made sure I covered the sides.
A few hours later I brought the dry wreath inside and started laying out my ribbon and made a bow and laid out the Martha Stewart paper bats. (The bats and stars in the inspiration photo are wood, a much preferred material.) Then I used the glue gun to keep them in place.
Finally, I used a 3M Command hook to hang the wreath on the front door. At the last minute I spray painted the top black so it blended in better with the door and wreath. Our front door is so dark that I couldn't get a decent picture, so this shot gives a better idea of the finished project.
I'm happy with the final product. It was a very quick project, besides the drying time for the spray paint.
My supply list from Joann's: Rustoleum Painter's Touch 2X Ultra Canyon Black Satin spray paint, mini glue gun kit, Martha Stewart Bat Cave Silhouettes, 1 yard black and white polka dot wired ribbon, and wispy wreath.
Comment below if you have any thoughts or questions on this project.