Seersucker Season

April 9, 2014
I'm a pretty huge seersucker fan.  Probably because I love spring and summer, and anything to do with sunny days and warm weather.  I recently saw this tablescape at Crate & Barrel, and decided that I could create the look myself with fabric (for a much cheaper price).  


Unfortunately, seersucker fabric is difficult to find in February/March, and also hard to find in large enough dimensions to fit my dining room table.  I even ordered it online and then found out that they were out of stock!  Pretty frustrating, but luckily I'm flexible and decided that I could use some smaller pieces of seersucker to create a new wreath for my front door.  Over the past few years I've made a fall wreath, a Christmas wreath, and a summer wreath, so it was nice that some motivation finally came to me for a spring wreath! 


For this project you'll need:
- foam wreath
- less than one yard of seersucker fabric (I chose pink and blue)
- 2 or 3 large fake flowers (hydrangeas are my favorite and pair well with the seersucker)
- scissors
- wire (I used hanging wire because I didn't want to buy floral wire)
- hot glue gun

I forgot to put the scissors and the hot glue gun in the picture.  Oops.  I really am not great at chronicling DIYs or recipes...
Directions:
- Cut about 26 strips of fabric to cover your wreath (depends on the size of your wreath and how much you overlap them).  They don't need to wrap entirely around the wreath, but you'll need enough fabric to hot glue on the back.  My strips were about 2.5 inches wide and 9 inches long. 

- Lay the wreath upside down on a table.  Place a strip of fabric underneath it, and hot glue the ends on the back of the wreath.

- Continue with all the other strips, overlapping to ensure the entire wreath is covered.  Make sure you work your way around in the same direction, otherwise the layering will get messed up.

Sorry my nails don't look so hot...the Army recently passed a rule saying that we can't wear nail polish.  It's TORTURE!!!


Just keep overlapping the strips and work your way all the way around.
- Once you finish adding all the fabric, feed the wire through the first flower, and wrap the wire around the wreath.

- Continue with the other two flowers, gathering them all together in a nice looking bunch.


- Finally, cut a long strip of the other color of seersucker and loop in around the wreath.  Then tie a knot or bow to attach the ends, and loop it around an upside down 3M hook.  Yes that's correct...attach the hook upside down!  It's the simplest way to hang a wreath, and I always use this little trick!


And voila!  You're done!  I love having a happy looking front door.  It always makes me smile when I come home from a long day of work.  This entire project (including all the cutting of the fabric which was the most tedious part) took about 45 minutes.  


I hope this inspired you to add a little seersucker to your home decor this season.  Happy spring y'all!

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8 comments:

  1. So cute! I love the look with the hydrangeas.

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  2. Love this idea so much! I can't get enough of seersucker...I bought some fabric a couple of summers ago and made a Kindle case out of it! Not the most protective but really cute. I'll have to try this wreath this year! Very clever :)

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  3. So cute! NO nail polish!? That sucks!

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  4. Your nails still look great. :) www.ellieannfulton.blogspot.com

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  5. I just love this! It would be so cute in a baby's room :-)

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  6. This is so cute! I love this- it looks like something out of a jcrew store- if they designed such things!

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  7. Pink flowers would make that pop as well. I wish I was crafty. You could see these.

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  8. You can wear nail polish soon enough!! I am a polished nail freak.....I do it myself (I go for pedicures though) because I like to change it often! And I always package up my nail polish and sneak it in my shipment, it is too expensive to replace....shhhhhh.....

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