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« on: March 10, 2019 03:54:24 PM »

Since putting away the Christmas decorations, I haven't had a wreath on my front door. I usually always have something up there, and the lack of decor has made the front of the house seem sad and unwelcoming.  It has been too rainy and grey outside for my usual floral spring time wreath, and the lack of anything cheerful up there made the poor weather feel all the sadder.  So, time to make something happy!



The twig wreath base was already in my stash.  I bought it on clearance at Joann's back in December, for about $3.  It was labeled as an autumn piece, but the simple champagne gold color seemed good for a number of seasons, so I grabbed it.  Then last week I bumped into the laser cut wooden shamrock, also at Joanns (on sale for $4), and decided I'd make a St. Patrick's Day wreath to fill the empty door!  I painted the whole shamrock an emerald green metallic, then used a pencil to draw in where I wanted the knotwork strands to go over and under one another.  The over passes got a touch of metallic peridot for highlight, and the areas where the strands passed under got a bit of forrest green shadow.  Then the whole thing got a few coats of clear sealant.  I used some deep green jewelry wire to attach the shamrock to the wreath, and hung it with some ribbon from my stash.  Since all the paint, wire, and ribbon was in my stash, the whole project came to $7.

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019 07:28:30 AM »

AAAAAAAAAAACK! I love this so, so much! All the thought and time you put into creating the detailed paint effects really paid off! That bright pop of green and gold with the black/white/brick really is cheery and welcoming.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019 07:41:24 AM »

Thank you MistressT! 
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019 07:44:26 AM »

 Kiss I just noticed how your pots could be the kind found at the end of the rainbow, filled with gold!
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I just noticed how your pots could be the kind found at the end of the rainbow, filled with gold!


Damn, you're brilliant!  I thought after posting the wreath that the pots are still sad and empty.  In summer I have something growing there, and I have arrangements of faux flowers for Halloween & Christmas.  But this is that sad, in-between time, where I haven't got anything to fill them.  Pots of gold would be awesome.  Gonna have to think on how to make that happen....
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019 02:54:28 PM »

Your porch looks so cheerful and welcoming! Great choice, very nice wreath.
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019 11:48:05 PM »

I want your house! I don't care what the rest of it looks like. Just give me the entry. I can imagine so many wonderful ways to decorate it. Now you need to post photos of it during other seasons. Can't wait to see them.
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I want your house! I don't care what the rest of it looks like. Just give me the entry. I can imagine so many wonderful ways to decorate it. Now you need to post photos of it during other seasons. Can't wait to see them.

Admittedly, the entry is one of the things that I fell in love with, when we looked at this house.  I love how much light pours through the door and the widows beside it. Smiley  Come visit anytime K!
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2019 08:37:22 AM »

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I just noticed how your pots could be the kind found at the end of the rainbow, filled with gold!


Damn, you're brilliant!  I thought after posting the wreath that the pots are still sad and empty.  In summer I have something growing there, and I have arrangements of faux flowers for Halloween & Christmas.  But this is that sad, in-between time, where I haven't got anything to fill them.  Pots of gold would be awesome.  Gonna have to think on how to make that happen....

OoooooooOOOoooo! That could be soooooo fun! Dollar store coins? Cut dowels, painted gold?
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