Monday, May 19, 2014

5 Projects in a Week, Project 1, Starburst Wreath

If you saw my post Friday, you might have noticed I decided to bring back a little challenge or event that I have done in year's past: creating 5 new projects in one week.  
5 projects in a week starburst summer wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-1-starburst.html


Why am I doing this? First, I hope to inspire YOU.  Each project will feature a tutorial to help jolt your creative bug and hopefully encourage you to try one of the projects. Secondly, I want to challenge and inspire myself to try something new, to get some projects created.  And lastly, it is fun--fun to share, fun to read your comments, there will be giveaway and link party at the end!

The first project is a summer inspired wreath for the front porch.  
5 projects in a week starburst summer wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-1-starburst.html
My daughter and I started cleaning up and redecorating the porch over the weekend, and while it is not quite ready for the complete reveal, I did get the front dooe decor finished.  We are using our new doormat from Target for color/style inspiration.
5 projects in a week starburst summer wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-1-starburst.html
I started by cutting some reclaimed 1x2's various lengths.  I just took 3 boards and cut them different sizes.  I didn't know how many I meede but when I laid them out, I had the perfect number I needed.  That is when you know a project is meant to be!
5 projects in a week starburst summer wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-1-starburst.html
I painted them and I painted a rusty paint can lid for a middle.  You could also use a wood plaque from the craft store or a wood plate.
5 projects in a week starburst summer wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-1-starburst.html
Next came a few fails which I should have photographed, but didn't.  I turned the boards over, placed the lid on the back and started screwing in 1 1/4" screws.  I secured the four main pieces first, the ones that make the + sign.  
5 projects in a week starburst summer wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-1-starburst.html
The drilling/screwing process made the other pieces shift out of place.  So, I tried to temporarily hot glue the boards in place and then flip the starburst over to screw the boards to the lid.  Fail--the glue did not hold.  I ended up holding the pieces in place one by one, flipping the lid over and screwing.  
5 projects in a week starburst summer wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-1-starburst.html

This way I was able to keep the loose circle the boards made in the middle of the starburst.
5 projects in a week starburst summer wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-1-starburst.html
A D ring secured to one of the boards is the perfect way to hang the wreath on the magnet wreath holder on the door.
5 projects in a week starburst summer wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-1-starburst.html
This wreath screams sunshine and summer to me--now if the weather will do the same :)!
5 projects in a week starburst summer wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-1-starburst.html
Tune in tomorrow for another project and tutorial!
Linking up at Between Naps on the Porch and at Cherished Bliss and




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9 comments:

  1. Love the starburst! Great colors and it looks great on your door. Can't wait to see all the projects!

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  2. Real cute, but my mind is still on that luggage rack w' crate project. I so want to find a wooden luggage rack & make one just like yours.

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  3. I love this! Great color choices, too! I'd love for you to share at our link party going on now! http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2014/05/link-it-or-lump-it-party-number-38.html

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  4. This is so cute! I'm hoping to make one for my garden this summer.

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  5. Just pinned. I HAVE to make me one. Thank you, as always, for your awesome idea!

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  6. Oh my gosh - this is over the top beautiful - have to pin - and have to make !!!
    Can't tell you how much I love this!
    Thanks so much for sharing
    xxx

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  7. What a super FUN wreath...I LOVE it!!! Great idea using that paint can lid.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. This is such a great idea and again, I LOVE the colors you used! Thanks so much for sharing at The Makers!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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