Bedroom Bling: Fabric Scrap Door Wreath

I found this adorable fabric scrap wreath from One More Moore’s blog post she created back in November 2010. I thought this craft would be the perfect idea to add a little bling to my daughter’s bedroom door.

fabric-wreath-completeSo off I went to get my supplies! I purchased a metal wreath frame for $3, a bundle of fabric pre-cut scraps for $6 (I had a 50% off coupon) and white Scribble paint for $1 from JoAnn Fabrics. I also got a ceramic “E” for the center of the wreath for $1 from Hobby Lobby.

I decided to use pre-cut fabric since I don’t have a huge stock pile of scraps hanging around. Plus I really liked the multi color packet I picked out!

I still cut the strips into 1/4 pieces so each strip was about 6 inches long. I then tied each piece around the metal wreath.

Yes, it takes a long time to tie each piece of fabric around the wreath, but it will be worth it!

Finally finished!  Loving the look so far! Next is working on the centerpiece of the fabric wreath.

I took the ceramic letter and painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Louis Blue. I got this sample pot from Shades of Amber. Perfect for little projects and to try out shades before you buy an entire quart!

When the paint dried, I used the white Scribbles paint to add some cute polka dots. I hung the letter from the middle of the fabric wreath with some light blue ribbon. And it’s complete!

Pretty cute, huh? I love how all of the colors pop against the white door!

Yep, pretty stinkin’ cute! The Louis Blue chalk paint is almost the exact shade of her walls! Love when things work out perfectly :)


Lessons Learned: My Favorite Projects {August 26th}

Here again are a couple of my favorite projects I found while flipping through the DIY blog websites. These people have totally inspired me and want me to get out my paint brush (or sewing machine, oven mitt, and anything else crafty)!

It’s back to school time for most kids and I love all of the crafts and art projects that come with it! I found this adorable back to school wreath from Craft Junkie Too. Wouldn’t this be an awesome gift for your child’s teacher?

I love crafty people! Hani over at Craftionary found a great use for old paper towel and toilet paper rolls.

Next up are these yummy Thin Mint Truffles from Polka-Dotted Elephants. With only 3 ingredients, even I can master this one!

Check out this amazing stenciled wall from Brown Paper Packages. I can’t believe Evie penciled in this design and painted it all by hand! Definitely worth her time and patience!

Last but not least are these revamped dining room chairs from My House of Giggles. I love the bold pattern of the navy and white chair covers. And her eclectic style is right up my alley!

 That’s it for now! Sorry this past week has been such a snooze-fest. I’ve been working like crazy on some freelance graphic design work, and unfortunately crafting and blogging have to take a backseat sometimes! I’m hoping the weather cools off a bit over the weekend so I can get some hardcore painting completed! Stay tuned :)