Summer Rainbow Wreath

Summer Rainbow Wreath | A super easy to make rainbow wreath that will brighten up your door!
 Summer Rainbow Wreath | A super easy to make rainbow wreath that will brighten up your door!


There are three things I’m kind of obsessing over lately.  I’m actually a little ashamed to admit it.  The first is rainbows.  Do I need to even explain myself?  I mean, what’s not to love?  Pinterest, per usual, has not helped at all with curbing this obsession.  It’s really only encouraged it.  I mean . . . . Pinterest basically begged me to plan a rainbow birthday party for Quinn.

What’s a girl to do?

Obsession two: pinwheels.  I’m not sure anything screams summer more than pinwheels.  And, I mostly blame my dear friend Erin for this obsession after making 120 pinwheels for the party to celebrate her wedding.  (More on that later.)

Obsession three: wreaths.  In the last six months I have made three wreaths (ruffle, egg, now this . . . ).  Oh how I wish I had someone or something to blame this on . . .

These three obsessions came together in a glorious collision when I saw this from Neverland Nook.

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Again, what’s a girl to do?

May I suggest . . . . this!

It’s so terrifyingly crafty, but I love it.  It has brought new life to my doorway.
I won’t go into the nitty gritty details because Neverland Nook does a fantastic job of that.  I will say this . . . when you are making the holes with the pin, for the love of all things holy, use a wine cork!  (I have just one or maybe two of those laying around . . . )  I made a fair number of holes in my thumb before figuring that out.  I also covered my foam wreath in ribbon because I have a glass door and didn’t want to see styrofoam every time I walked past it.  A nice 3 yard spool worked perfectly around the 12 inch wreath, and I just pinned it into place. {Edited to add . . . I recently saw on another blog a reference to this post and the sad result when she tried to follow my instructions . . . 3 yards was not enough!  Ha!  Oops.  Sorry, all.  Looks like it’s closer to 6 yards . . . Hmmmm . . . if only I had saved the spool I had used.}  I used 6 x 6 squares because that is a fourth of scrapbook paper.  And if you are going to double side your paper, the thinner the paper the better. 

But look!!  So pretty!!


{Cupcakes:  I know, I know . . . .  if I stop using the occasional (or more than occasional) curse word and give up on cocktails, please hold an intervention. Thank you.}

Comments

  1. says

    This is beautiful! I love rainbows too. Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday last week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great week.
    Michelle

  2. says

    Oh my goodness it’s me! I have come to realize and embrace my new-found obsession with rainbows and I look for pretty much any excuse to make a wreath (I’m apparently gunning for a wreath for every occasion….now where to store them?). Thanks so much for the great idea.

    • says

      I made them :) I bought a whole pack of paper that was rainbow colors and patterns. However, be careful the paper you buy. The thicker it is, the harder it is to make into pinwheels :)

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