I’m not really a big wreath person. I don’t have anything against them, it’s just never been my “thing”. I do like door decor, however, and I love to see how people come up with unexpected ways to decorate their front doors: frames, umbrellas, balloons, etc. Here is my contribution to the world of wreath alternative door decor: a spring-inspired, mossy heart!
Supplies Needed to Make Your Own Mossy Heart Door Decor:
- 8 Inch Wood Pennant
- Galvanized Craft Chicken Wire Netting
- Mossy Twig Vine Garland
- Wired Sisal Vine
- Green Paint
- Glue Gun
Step 1: Paint the 8 in. wood pennant green. Trace the pennant on card stock, and draw two circles on top to make a heart shape. This is the template I used to make my heart shape.
Step 2: Tie the twine to the pennant as pictured.
Step 3: Place the heart template under the wood pennant to use as a guide. Cut the moss wire into strips and use a hot glue gun to make the heart shape.
Keep adding more moss wire until the heart shape is full. It should look something like this:
Step 4: Cut the chicken wire so it is larger than the heart template. Place it on the front of the moss heart, and carefully fold the edges back to “wrap” the heart shape.
Step 5: Twist any overlapping ends of the wire together to secure it around the back of your pennant. You can also try hot gluing the wire to the back of your pennant if it won’t stay in place.
Step 6: Hot glue the butterfly onto the front of your wire, or anywhere you please.
The end result is a very country chic piece of door decor. It would also be cute on a wall or even on a mantle, maybe next to some pretty flowers. Have fun crafting and creating!