When I had Easter Eggs still hanging on my front door in July, I figured it was time to make a new wreath. I thought up this colorful, french-braid that would be simple and inexpensive to make (and wouldn’t only work in one season!) Didn’t it turn out cute? Not only do I love it on my front door, but I thought it would be the perfect housewarming gift for friends and family settling in to new homes. Nothing says “Welcome Home” like a cheerful wreath. I share the step-by-step tutorial and free printable gift tag today over at Design Mom. Check it out!
*funny story: After I finished this tutorial, I thought it would be so cool to take a bunch of photos of this wreath hanging on different doors. I couldn’t quite figure out how to do it, but one day I just packed it into the car, strapped the boys into their car seats, and headed into Old Town where the houses are cute…and really close together. I scouted out a door that had a wreath already hanging, so I knew there was a nail. Leaving the car running on the curb, A/C blasting and windows wide open to be able to hear the boys chatter, I knocked at the first house. Waited. No answer. I quickly took the wreath from the door, put mine on, ran back a few feet, snapped a photo, then replaced the original wreath and hopped back into the car. Whew! Next door, same scenario. I guess everyone living in Old Town works on weekday afternoons. After two non-answers, I stopped knocking and just whipped through the switcharoo, photo, and left everything as before. In about 20 minutes I had all the photos I wanted, still-happy kids, and a funny story to boot. Sometimes, you have to just make it work!