How to Spell "Home" On Your Wall With a Wreath
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: SUPER SIMPLE
Hey Modern Farmhouse Girl!
This year, the word "home" has become extra special to me. Mostly because I'm so thankful for mine—every. single. day. So, I thought that literally spelling out "home" on my living room wall would be a sweet way to celebrate that and it's totally in the modern farmhouse style of Joanna. (I know she would approve).
I think the final results turned out ADORABLY! Now, since I've done all the hard work (and if you can paint and use a hammer it won't be hard for you at all) feel free to follow my lead.
Here's what you'll need:
- A wreath you LOVE (I also considered spelling "LOVE" with my wreath—you could too, or obviously anything with an "O" in it..."HOPE," "JOY," "GROW" ... or someone's name...)
- Letters you like the shape of (You can repaint them if you don't like the color)
- Paint (if painting your letters) + paintbrush
- Tape mesure
- Newspaper (This is key!)
- Scotch tape
Now here's how to put all those crafty essentials to use:
Prep your letters (or skip to Step 2 if you like the color).
I didn't love the color of the letters I found, but I loved the shape. So, I just painted mine first with two coats of black chalk paint. (Why chalk paint? I had some leftover from a feature wall I did in my kitchen—more on that in another post—plus I also thought it could be fun to draw snowflakes on them in winter, hearts on them for Valentine's Day, etc. Right?!)
Hang your wreath—I centered mine in the middle of the wall—and trace your letters on newspaper. Cut out the tracings and tape them to the wall at your chosen distance from the wreath.
OK, if you were thinking of skipping the newspaper tracings step, I'm back again to say reconsider! It only takes a few minutes extra and it makes a huge difference. I'd actually never done it before, but always read 'the newspaper trick' was a good idea for projects like hanging a gallery wall (future plan)! It turned out to be a very smart move, since I originally wanted the letters 10 inches apart, but they looked way too spread out. I settled on 5 inch spacing in the end.
Once you find the right spacing for your letters with the newspaper, go ahead and get that hammer out and install your nails! Also, be sure to use a level when hanging your letters—this is another key step that takes no time at all and makes a big difference.
Now post your before and after shots on Instagram like a champ! (I was clearly documenting the whole thing on my Instagram story.) It's time to sit back and enjoy your new wall feature.
If you try this at home, please send me a photo! I would LOVE to see how yours came out!