Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Collegiate Wreaths

(We actually posted this last year, but these wreaths are so neat, we are posting them again!  If you have seen a house divided one like this or want to share something you've made that's collegiate or gameday related, email us, we'd love to share it!)

Hey Ya'll! My name is Kelly Smith and my blog LowcountrySpoiled started after years of collecting memories, ideas and southern culture of my hometown of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. I grew up with a Mom who can cook better than Paula Dean, a Dad that works harder in the yard than he does in the office, a older Sister who can make trash gorgeous in minutes and a husband who lives on our boat. I've loved sharing everything that surrounds my life making me very Lowcountry Spoiled! To me Lowcountry Spoiled is college football oyster roasts, walks on the beach with our dog any day of the week, endless marsh views on the way to work and everything in between.

Since we are just a week away from college football season my guest post will be on how you can create your own easy and affordable wreath. It's sure to be that little something unexpected to welcome your guests this football season!

Since college football season is quickly approaching I had to start on my Gamecock decorations. My outdoor decorations are in some ways more important than the indoor ones {my neighbors are a mix of Ohio, Georgia and Clemson fans...yikes}. While flags are great I wanted to have a huge wreath for our front door.  I already had a 24 inch vine wreath so the only supplies I needed where ribbon and my letters for "GO USC". I purchased wooden letters from Michael's {$1.49 each}, along with Tacky Glue and Martha Stewart's Garnet Glitter {on sale for $1.29 a jar, normally $3.99}.

If you are going to wrap the ribbon around the wreath be sure to use an odd number of colors and wrap each one in a different direction than the one before.

I used my fingers to spread the glue on each letter covering every side. The best part is Martha's glitter truly is amazing and it's doesn't take much to cover all five letters. Once they dry completely you can add them to the wreath. {Most wooden letters have a small staple in the back. I left this staple in and then ran some red thread through it so that I could tie the letters to the wreath.}

Including the glue, ribbon, glitter and letters I spent $23.70!  With just a week til kickoff, I hope you have a chance to make a wreath of your own! If you do be sure to post a photo of your College wreath and decorations on the Lowcountry Spoiled Facebook Page.

1 comment:

Gameday Style said...

Such a cute wreath...thanks for the how-tos!

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