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Saturday, October 6, 2018

BIG Two Foot Wide Wreath from a Hula Hoop

For her birthday, my grand daughter asked for a BIG wreath for her front door. She asked that it be big enough to go around the window and also have an impact from the street. 
This is her first house and she's excited to decorate for the seasons.

I could have bought a 24" diameter wreath form and spent a bit of money just for that, 
but I went with my tried and true wreath form supplier, Dollar Tree.

I've used hula hoops for wreaths before and they are perfect for an oversize project.
I bought a hoop, a foam noodle and loads of colorful silk decor in autumn colors and 
spent less than $15 for everything.

I split the noodle lengthwise and hot glued it to the hoop so the wreath would be 
flattish on the back side and plumpish on the front. Those are technical terms, right?

Then I wrapped the foam and hoop in burlap type fabric. 
By the way, the Dollar Store also has the best deal on 20 sticks of hot glue for a buck.

Let the fun begin! I ended up cutting the leaf clusters off the garlands and gluing them in place among the flowers on the front. This eliminated any bulk on the flattish back side.

Just a side note...still LOVING the penny counter we put on my kitchen island this summer.

What a fun way to spend an hour or so...attaching pretty colorful flowers
 to a giant wreath for a birthday gift!

Oooh aaah!
It's the perfect size to go around the window in her door 
and it's exactly what she wanted.

Bonus close up shots just because.

I told you she loved it.
Happy Birthday Baby Mama!

Love you.

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