This is unusual for me. I am not normally a door-décor person. I have a wreath for fall and a wreath for Christmas, but I don’t normally have anything up at any other time of the year.
Some people put ice skates on their door at Christmas time—so I though, “Why not rain boots for Spring?”
I went on the hunt for some child’s rain boots, and I came up with these at a thrift store:
I liked the $4 price tag, but I didn’t think purple was the look I wanted with my orange front door! Someone else may be able to pull it off. Not me!
So I taped off the sole of the boots……
…and sprayed on Rustoleum "Summer Squash.”
Note: I foolishly did not prime the boots first—and I should have. The paint dried, but remained VERY sticky. Like gum-on-your-shoe sticky. Or jam-on-a-toddler’s-hands sticky. Ugh. Thankfully a couple of coats of Rustoleum clear coat (leftover from the faux enameled stencils) greatly reduced the sticky factor. Now they’re only Post-It Note sticky. Hopefully not Venus Fly-Trap sticky, since they’re hanging outside!
I spent $15 on some silk flowers at Michael’s, and $1 for a cool paper ribbon at Ben Franklin.
How did I attach the ribbon, you ask?? Staples!
Staples and duct tape. Where would we be without them??
And that’s my version of a spring “wreath” for about $20.
I think the yellow was a much better choice than the purple, don’t you?
This project has been featured at From My Front Porch to Yours.
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