I hunted the internet over for a "back to school" wreath. I wanted something that wasn't specifically "fall"- because I do that all through November. I didn't want pumpkins-that's October. All I could find were dozens of crayon wreaths and ruler wreaths. The crayon ones would melt-my front door gets a ton of direct sunlight- and the ruler ones weren't really my thing. So, that left me to come up with something on my own!
My mom bought me a neat garden flag while I was visiting her last month that had our last initial on it. That got me thinking about trying something different. If you remember, the most recent baby shower I did I yarn wrapped the last initial of the family as part of the decorations. I decided to try something similar for my door.
Here is (roughly) what I used. I changed my mind on the colors- I decided to use gray and yellow instead of the red and white. Also, I decided against using the gold ribbon, and chose black. But you get the idea. You'll need:
-A wooden letter. I got mine at Hobby Lobby for about $4. I recommend buying one that is essentially flat, it will hang better and require less ribbon.
-Ribbon. I used 2 entire rolls of 5/8 by 12 ft ribbon. Again, from Hobby Lobby $3 for both.
- Felt in the colors you want for your flowers.
-Paint and brush, if you want to paint the edges. I realized later that I should have just used a Sharpie!
-Glue dots or a hot glue gun. I thought the glue dots would be neater, but I ended up needing to use my glue gun to get into the tight spots.
It is hard to tell from this photo, but you will want to paint the thin edges of your letter. The ribbon won't cover these areas, so make sure you choose a color that coordinates. I realized later that using a black Sharpie instead of white paint would have worked just as well-probably better! Let it dry if you painted it, before you move to the next step.
And that's it! I tied it with black grosgrain so I could hang it. I think once I take it off my door, it would look great hanging on the wall, too.