A couple of weeks ago my brother texted me photos of his new apartment, and pointed out that one particular wall could really use a bar cart – kind of like this one that I made for my sister last year. Unfortunately he lives in Colorado . . . and I live in Illinois . . . and there is no way I am shipping something like that all the way out there. (Head to IKEA, brother, and follow my tutorial for making your own.) So anyway, because I couldn’t send a bar cart as a housewarming gift, I made something much smaller and easier to ship – this cute little DIY Hello Wreath Sign.
It’s a cute little accent piece he and my sister-in-law can hang on their door or display on a shelf somewhere. And hey, I know it’s not as fun as a bar cart, but at least it’s something!
This little hello wreath sign is a simple DIY that makes a perfect housewarming gift. You could personalize it any way you like; from a monogram, to a last name, to any other word you like – customization is easy!
Supplies Needed for a DIY Hello Wreath Sign
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- Unfinished wooden plaque (I got mine at Target, but I’ve seen them at Michael’s, too)
- Chalky finish paint in this color and this color
- Foam brush
- Chip brush
- Mini grapevine wreath
- Felt in dark green, light green, and cream
- Hot glue gun and hot glue
- Small eye hook
- Gold acrylic paint
- Artist’s brush
- Thin wire
Instructions for Making a DIY Hello Wreath Sign
I began by painting the unfinished wood plaque. I started by painting the entire piece in this paint with a foam brush, and once it dried, I dry brushed on the darker color, using a chip brush. It was a little dark, in my opinion, so I went back over it with the lighter color again.
Next, I cut felt leaves and hot glued the bottoms of each one to fold them inwards and create a more dimensional shape. I also made a flower with the cream colored felt.
Once the paint dried on the wooden plaque, I wrote “hello” in the center using a pencil. Then I painted over it with the gold acrylic paint. Once the paint dried, I erased any remaining visible pencil.
Next, I hot glued the felt flower and leaves to the grapevine wreath. I screwed the eye hook onto the wooden plaque and wired the wreath onto it. I also added a little hot glue to the back part of the wreath that touched the plaque, just to fasten it a little more securely.
And then this little housewarming gift for my brother and sister-in-law was complete!
It’s friendly, cute, and most importantly when being shipped to Colorado, lightweight!
Matt and Keily – check your mailbox soon! I’m hoping to send it out this week. 😉
Feeling Groovy? Check Out This DIY Peace Sign Wreath, Too!