Ribbon Wreath and other front door decor

I'm not gonna lie, I haven't completely gotten over my grumpiness from Sunday. Luckily, I have Ande around who is pretty good at making me laugh. Just a minute ago, while lining up his cars (surprise, surprise), he said "Are you kidding me, Mommy?" I guess it's not that funny, until you remember that he is only 2. Oh, and there's also the fact that he has a hickey on his upper lip from drinking out of a water bottle this morning. These are the kind of things that make me chuckle.


Want a super easy wreath idea? I mean, this is ridiculously easy! 

I am actually not the best wreath maker. Since becoming a home owner a little over a year ago, I have tried to make several and I am never satisfied with the outcome. They never turn out as amazing as the wreath's I stalk on other blogs or in catalogues. But, I happened to make one the other day that I am semi-pleased with. 

I had a wire wreath frame that I had intended to use for a Christmas wreath, and never used it.
I then took about 2 - 2 1/2 inch strips of ribbons in different colors and simply tied them in knots around the wreath. That's it. 

It only took me about 30 minutes and didn't require any sewing or hot gluing. That is the kind of project I like! 
I do wish that I had made it a little fuller, maybe with longer ribbons, or by tying each ribbon in a bow perhaps. However, I'm still happy with the finished product. I also think it would look great with strips of fabric...burlap, or a really full fabric.

I used pink and white because that is the kind of ribbon that I had, but I just realized I should have used some sort of blue and brown or something. It looks like I'm celebrating having a baby girl instead of a baby boy. Oh well. I like the pink and white!

And here is a little sign that I made a long time ago and never posted about:

Curtis and I tend to buy a lot of stuff from Amazon. We are a little obsessed. He has a "prime" membership and so we get free 2 day shipping. I guess this little fact alone has pulled us into the world of online shopping. We buy diapers there, gadgets that we need (or don't need) for the house, etc. etc. 
Why am I telling you this? 
Well, the UPS guy always comes during nap time, and always rings the door bell.
If you know me at all, you already know that I am pretty crazy about babies and sleep.
I don't like when people wake them up from their naps!
So, I made this little sign, mostly for the UPS guy, to put by our door bell.

I bought the little chalk board at Michael's and painted the edge (not very well) white.
I ruffled up a long strip of fabric and hot glued it to the back.
I also hot glued a chain of yarn to with some buttons to hang it by.
Another easy little project. 

I am liking how the wreath and the sign kind of match.
They have "prettied" up our tiny front porch a touch.
Our next front door/yard project is to do some landscaping in the area that we finally weeded.
I'll have to tell you about that later. 


  1. I love the little sign! It's much better than a post-it! :) We also have amazon prime! It's amazing. We seriously never have to go shopping for household stuff (like toilet paper and the like) because we have it set up on subscribe and save. If you haven't taken advantage of that feature yet, I would highly recommend it! Especially with things you use a lot (like diapers, wipes, etc.)!

  2. Way impressed! Such a cute sign! I hope it works! I had to do the same thing at my apartment in OR b/c the UPS (who also delivered my stuff from amazon) would do the same. I just did it on a 3x5 card. He just stopped knocking all together and puts the packages under the mat.

  3. It's totally cute! I love the sign especially, I hope it works and you get some nap time quite time, esp with the new little guy! Congrats again, he's precious! Thanks for linking up, I'm actually featuring this on Topsy Turvy Tuesday's this week