I found all of the materials for this in the Christmas clearance bins at Michael's for a whopping $3.50. Quite a steal if I do say so myself.
I used one of the laser cut wood frames in a fancy baroque style, a fabric covered wooden "LOVE" plaque, a mini red cardinal, and some gingham ribbon.
I painted the wooden frame with a mixture of cream and gray acrylic paint (comes in a natural yellowy-pine color that just didn't jive with the color scheme I wanted). Once it was dry I hot glued the word to the bottom of the frame and added the little bird as an accent.
It's the perfect size for the front door. I was originally planning on just hanging the frame from the wreath hanger like you would a normal wreath but decided it looked too plain. I turned to my trusty hot glue gun, glued a strip of ribbon to the back of the frame, decided it was the perfect finishing touch, and called it a day.
It's not the norm for a wreath, but I think it complements the holiday perfectly -- fancy (because of the scroll-y frame) but warm and cozy (because of the plaid).
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