Spring arrives and with it the burst of energy to refresh our spaces starting with the front door. Which usually means a new wreath – or does it? As much as I love making a new wreath each year for Spring, there has been times when I broke the mold and created something new and fresh for my front door instead. For example, the year where I created a fun display using a straw hat.
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For several years, the surgeon my husband worked for would throw himself a themed birthday party in January.
Every year without fail he would set the theme and encourage his friends, and employees, to attend in whatever costume creation he dictated that year. And it was a lot of fun.
One year in the middle of a snow storm, we traveled to his house in Hawaiian tops, shorts and flips flops, and even straw hats and sunscreen, just to enjoy the night.
Afterwards, I ended up with these items just thrown in a closet without a need or a purpose.
And that is where this project was born from with trying to find a way to reuse the items we purchased at Party City in January for a Hawaiian themed party. With these items I decided to make a Straw Hat Spring Wreath.
Straw Hat Spring Wreath
I needed a new wreath for Spring anyway so why not use what I already have available without another trip to the store for supplies.
Or you can find similar items on Amazon as well.
- Gardening themed straw hat wreath complete with gardening gloves, seed packets, and miniature tools.
- Farming themed straw hat wreath with miniature toy cows and pigs, miniature bales of hay and burlap ribbons.
- Rustic Farmhouse style straw hat wreath with cotton stems, a small themed sign, and ticking striped ribbon.
- A Beach themed straw hat wreath with flip flops, sunglasses, and a bottle of sunscreen.
- A Travel themed straw hat wreath complete with photos from a trip, a small camera, and tickets from events of the trip in a sunny location where you would need to wear a straw hat. Think Hawaiian of course for this wreath.
I know in this post I didn’t share the step by step DIY process but this idea is so simple to replicate just by the pictures that I figured most crafters could use the idea for inspiration more than the DIY. Something as simple as an inexpensive straw hat from a party store can lead to several new variations for a way to decorate your front door this spring.
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