Written by on Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Spring is the perfect time to not only spruce up the inside of your home, but also the front porch.    This front porch had a plain white rocker & a wrought iron “initial” plaque on the brick fascia.  Not only did I add a delicate white blooming plant in the clay pot on the table, but I also added a square-shaped, plain greenery wreath around the wrought iron wall plaque.  I purchased a yard of springy fabric, in a pink stripe, from the dollar/yard table at Wal mart and stitched together a new cover for an old, outdated pillow.  Then, I hot glued a pink daisy right in the center of the pillow to announce the season with a touch of whimsy.  Finally, I wired a few loops of sheer pink, floral ribbon together to create a bow & added it to the square greenery wreath to bring my pink accent color up.  It is such a light & welcoming touch to an otherwise plain front porch setting.

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Can’t find a square wreath of greenery?  You could easily make it yourself, by adding artificial greenery picks (available at craft stores) to a square Styrofoam wreath.  Or, for an even less expensive idea ~ cut your square wreath shape out of a pizza box bottom & top, glue them together for strength.  Hot glue moss to the front, side & insides of the cardboard frame, cut the back stems of the greenery picks very short, add a touch of hot glue to the end of them  &  push them into the cardboard.  [I found my square wreath at QVC.com].  And here’s another internet source, I recently found,  for a pretty square wreath:  www.plowhearth.com (search English Lavendar Square).

Enjoy the Creativity!



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