Front Door Color Splash

Our front door needed a quick spring pick-me-up. As you can see here and here, I’ve been really into yellow lately. Time to get a little bit crafty.

Here’s how it all came together…


The wreath was pretty straight forward. Yarn-wreath-with-a-twist I’m calling it.

What you need is a Styrofoam wreath, yarn in the color of your choice, craft glue and a crotchet hook (curious Yorkie optional).

The first step is to start crocheting a single chain. Keep going. Go some more. And a little more. I said this was straight forward, not fast. Crochet a little bit more.

Add a dab of craft glue and wrap your crocheted “rope” around the wreath until it’s completely covered. Then glue it again.

Once you’ve made it all the way around, you get something like this.

Warm and cozy like a spring sweater. Perfect for a front door.

Not sure how to crochet? Here’s a good video to help you learn.

Welcome Mat

The door mat was even easier. If you follow me on Twitter then you might remember I was looking forĀ  a mat with some yellow in it. Well, no luck finding anything at the store. So I had to get a little creative.

I got super lucky and found this on clearance at Target for $6.

To add some color, I free handed a big “S” onto some freezer paper (draw on the shiny side). Cut it out and you’ve got yourself a stencil.

I used some indoor/outdoor acrylic paint from Hobby Lobby in “buttercup yellow.” Look for it in the same aisle as the rest of the craft paint.

Pull off your stencil and there you have it.

Are you adding any spring time color? Has anyone else been into yellow as much as I am lately?

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  • Paige Jewett

    how did you attach the wreath to the door??? i love it all!

  • Emily @ Live Renewed

    Love the wreath! I’ve been thinking about making a wreath, but most of them seem pretty intensive time and crafty ability-wise. At least you can crochet the chain while watching TV or something. I don’t know how to crochet though, just knit. :) Might have to learn just for this! Thanks for the inspiration!