Around our house, Dad's the word, and not just because Father's Day is coming up. My girls LOVE their daddy (as do I)... so I thought I'd dress my door with a little something for the man of the house. Better yet? You can make one too! Here's how:
You Will Need:
Styrofoam Wreath Form
White Button-Down Men's Shirt (I thrifted this one at Goodwill for $1.oo)
D, A, D letters (mine are foam but you can use wood, chipboard, whatever!)
Paint and Mod Podge
Fabric for a bowtie (or the real thing, if you have one) I used the Bow Tie Tutorial from A Lemon Squeezy Home to make mine.
Ready? Here we go!
1. The first step is a little tedious, but so worth it. Wrap your wreath form in the jute twine, securing with hot glue as you go. (I spent an hour doing this, while watching Deadliest Catch. Good times.)
When you're done, it will look like this:
2. Take your wreath form and lay it on top of your men's shirt, with the top of the wreath form at the top of the collar. Cut off the bottom of the shirt about two inches below where the bottom of the wreath lies.
3. Now, carefully cut along the button placket towards the collar, following the seam as closely as you can.
4. When you reach the seam where the collar is joined to the front of the shirt, continue cutting along seamline around collar. (Be sure to cut on the bottom collar seam - you want it to be able to fold over later.)
7. While you're waiting for those to dry, now's the time to make your bow tie (if you're making one). I had this polka dot Amy Butler fabric left over from my March Bag - it was screaming to be made into a bow tie! Christie's tutorial was easy peasy (as promised) and I whipped mine up in about 15 minutes. (I improvised a little, using hot glue to secure rather than stitching and velcro, seeing as this wasn't going to be a functional bow tie.)
9. Secure back and front sides of the collar to the wreath with hot glue.
9. Pull your button placket straight down and center on the bottom portion of the wreath, wrapping around the circumference of the wreath. Secure with hot glue.
10. You should now have an almost finished wreath!
11. Now it's time to add the letters. Place them on your wreath to your liking and hot glue those bad boys down.
12. And you're done! Easy, right? Now go hang this on your door to say Happy Father's Day to all who enter!
*** I added a ric rac boutonierre later (tutorial to soon follow) ***