Welcome Aboard Wreath

Hi again!  It’s Liz from Liz on Call.  Here today to share with you a fun addition to a front door!  A welcome aboard wreath.
Welcome Aboard Lifesaver Wreath perfect for #summer #wreath

When I decided to make a new wreath for my front door, I did not start out with this idea in my mind.  It was kind of born out of necessity.  You see, I received this free wreath form in a swag bag from a recent craft night I attended.  They even included some cute Riley Blake strips of fabric so I could make a cute new wreath.  Well my son got a hold of the wreath form and decided to use it as a Frisbee.  So now I had a broken wreath form.

Welcome Aboard Lifesaver Wreath perfect for #summer #wreath

I remembered I had some red duck tape in the house somewhere and went searching for it.  I found it, along with some rope, in the garage.  And the welcome aboard wreath came to be.

Welcome Aboard Lifesaver Wreath perfect for #summer #wreath

The first thing I did was wrap the broken end with duck tape to fix it.

Welcome Aboard Lifesaver Wreath perfect for #summer #wreath

Then I wrapped one single piece of duck tape at four different points on the wreath form.  Trying as best I could by eye balling them, to make them equal distance apart. (Just a little off.) 🙂

Welcome Aboard Lifesaver Wreath perfect for #summer #wreath

Using those original marks as my starting point, I wrapped more duck tape around the form to create a 4 inch section of red at each spot.  Making it look like a floating lifesaver you would find on a ship.

Welcome Aboard Lifesaver Wreath perfect for #summer #wreath

I laid my rope out around the wreath form so I would know how much I would need, and trimmed it to the right size.  Here is a tip.  Wrap your rope with tape, and then cut on the tape.  It will save you from getting those unraveled edges.

Welcome Aboard Lifesaver Wreath perfect for #summer #wreath

Then I just took my red duck tape and wrapped it around the rope and wreath form to secure the rope.  I wrapped it just like this at all 4 sections.

Welcome Aboard Lifesaver Wreath perfect for #summer #wreath

I wasn’t sure how it would look on my red front door, with the duck tape being red.  But I have to say, I like it!

Welcome Aboard Lifesaver Wreath perfect for #summer #wreath

I think this wreath just screams summer!  I know it makes me ready for some fun in the sun!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come on over to Liz on Call and say Hi!  I’d love to hear from you.

Happy Crafting!

Liz

Here are some other fun wreaths to inspire you.

Embroidered Spring Banner

Embroidered Spring Banner #wreath

Stars and Stripes Wreath

Stars and stripes wreath for the 4th of July #wreath #4thofJuly

I know this is not the right season, but this is another wreath that my son broke before I started to make it. 🙂

Spider Web Wreath

Web Wreath 1

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Liz is a career woman and college grad turned stay at home mom. She is a wife and momma to 3 busy kids. She loves crafting with her kids, whipping up deliciousness in the kitchen, and creating on the computer. She shares all of those things and more at Lizzie Jane Baby.

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  1. This is really adorable and very crafty!!