So ready for football season

Friday, August 5, 2011
It is hard to believe that fall, and football season, are just around the corner. We are sooo ready for some cooler weather....but it is a little hard to start getting in the mood for pumpkins, cornucopias, and fallen leaves.

Back in the spring, Emily and I were out yardsale-ing and we saw the cutest Auburn wreath on some random family's front door. We decided then that we would try to make ourselves one for this fall.

It turned out to be easier than I imagined. Here is the finished product:

Supplies needed:
Vine Wreath (medium sized)
Light weight unfinished wooden letters
Wooden footballs
Florist wire
Paint and paint brushes
Hot glue gun

I got all the supplies at Hobby Lobby (gotta love that store), but it took a couple of trips to get all the letters I needed. In the future I will try to plan ahead better and just have them order them for me.

How to make it:
1. Paint the wooden letters a solid color, for my wreath I painted "WAR EAGLE" orange.
2. Paint dots on the letters, I used white, but it could be any color. Note - I found that sponge "dobber" paint brushes work really well for this.
3. While the paint is drying, make your bow. I used three types of ribbon in three different widths. Ribbon with a wire edge works best (especially for the biggest ribbon width). The bow should be pretty big. Attach bow to wreath with either florist wire or hot glue.
4. Attach your letters and footballs to wreath with hot glue.
5. Wrap some additional ribbon around the wreath and secure with hot glue.

So simple. But so cute.

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