Father’s Day Wreath

16 Jun

I whipped up my first wreath for Father’s Day. It’s not perfect, but I was determined to use unconventional materials to make it so considering that, I’d say it’s pretty cool! First off, it’s square- not round. It also is 3D! Ready to take a look?

Father's Day Wreath

 

What you’ll need:

Pipe Insulation
Duct Tape
Felt
Ribbon
Hot Glue
Vinyl Stickers
Cardstock or other thick paper

 

I used pipe insulation as the base. I wanted this wreath to be unique and square so I ventured away from the foam circle.
After duct taping the insulation into the form, I covered the form with mustache duct tape that I got on clearance at Wal-Mart for $2. This particular wreath used the whole roll of duct tape! I couldn’t believe it. I could have even used a second roll but because I got it on clearance I didn’t want to risk finding a second.
I cut a mustache out of my black felt, and hot glued the edges leaving one side open. I stuffed the mustache with leftover felt shreds, then sealed the opening with hot glue. I fastened it to the bottom of the wreath with, you guessed it, hot glue! (I don’t anticipate this wreath lasting very long, it was just a spontaneous idea I ran with).
I created a diagonal banner with ribbon across the top.
At first, I made the banner with blue felt, but after consulting with my design student sister we decided it needed a brighter effect. So I used one of my favorite free materials ever- paint chip swatches!
paint swatch banner
Using my silhouette, I made the banner outline and letters in vinyl. The font I used is called Eccentric Std and the banner outline I created on my own. I love it, I think it kind of looks like a superman set up. I put the vinyl on paint chip swatches from the paint department at Wal-Mart.
To hang the wreath, I used a technique I saw on Pinterest from a blog called Lemonade. I put a command hook upside down on the inside of the door.
upside down command hook to hang wreath
So while on the inside you see this, on the outside it just hangs from a ribbon:

upside down command hook to hang wreath
And that pretty  much sums up how I made my first wreath ever- my Father’s Day Wreath! It’s a little cooky, but I love it.
Father's Day Wreath

 

{Square Father’s Day Wreath with 3D felt mustache, mustache duct tape, and paint chip swatch banner}
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3 Responses to “Father’s Day Wreath”

  1. Marisa Waid June 16, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    I love it!! Adorable.

    • Mandy June 16, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

      Aw, thanks! i know it’s not perfect but it’s cooky and quirky so it’s a keeper in my book o:)

  2. T'onna June 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    What a unique wreath! I love the mustache duct tape and the big mustache! Great job!

    Navy Wifey Peters

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