We all want a gorgeous front porch that welcomes us home each and every day. Right?
I know I do!
One of my pet peeves in life is the glass front storm door. I get they are handy, but man do they put a damper on seasonal wreaths. You have to have just the right depth of a wreath otherwise your beautiful wreath becomes the inside of a glass storm door and wooden front door sandwich. It's not cute. So that usually leaves me to making my own wreaths or door hanger so I can make sure it fits and not spend money on a pre-made one (why are wreaths so expensive?) that won't work for my door.
Today, I'm sharing how my sister and I customized some gold macramé rings into gorgeous asymmetrical fall wreaths!
Step 1: Gather your supplies. I spray painted this 19” macramé ring gold. (I reccommend Micheal’s for supplies for this. I think their faux flower selection looks more life like than HL.) Don’t be afraid to mix in some other elements like leaves, small pumpkins, a tassel, etc!
Step 2: Find a piece of cardboard. Look around your house… I know you have an Amazon box or something laying around. Cut out a curved piece about 1-2 inches on each side of the ring. Now glue glue glue glue that piece to the ring. Lots of glue.
Step 3: Pull all your flowers off their stems. Don’t be afraid to cut the leaves into smaller chunks and arrange them as the base. Then start layering all your flowers and pumpkins or pine cones whatever your heart desires. The key here is lots of hot glue and keep in mind the space between your door and your glass door if you have one. You don’t want to build the wreath with too much depth and then it get squished when you close the door.
Step 4 : Attach your ribbon of choice to hang your wreath at the right height for your door. You are going to want to hot glue or super glue your ribbon at the correct part of the macramé ring so your wreath is asymmetrical and doesn't have the flowers just fall to the bottom. You could also add a command strip to the back of the cardboard and your door to hold it in place!
I hope you enjoyed this quick little tutorial! I’m obsessed with how it turned out! I might even make one for Christmas with little bottle brush trees or ornaments! Stay tuned!