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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Army Football Wreath

If there’s one thing my husband and I agree on, it’s college football season, but not for the same reasons.  We do have a room in our house dedicated to manly activities such as yelling at the TV, drinking beer, and letting crumbs fall on the couch.  (I am a big believer in the “man-cave” for all of these reasons!)

But I love college football season because we usually have a fire going in the fireplace, I can snuggle up with a good book uninterrupted, we have an excuse to have friends over to share snacks and dip, and it is just part of fall in the south.

In the Snowden House we support the SEC – the Georgia Bulldogs and Mississippi Bulldogs to be exact – but because my husband is a graduate of Westpoint and an officer in the US Army, we also chant GO ARMY BEAT NAVY on a pretty regular basis!

To show my support and have an opportunity to flex my tiny crafty muscle, I decided this year to create a GO ARMY Football wreath to decorate our home. I got the idea from my friend Brett who is constantly posting her creative ideas on her blog Charmed Life (check her out – she is quite inspiriational!). It was so simple and it looks so cute in our home that I have not taken it down even though College Football season is behind us. Here is the finished product:

Here is what I used (all purchased from Hobby Lobby):
  • Stick Wreath
  • Wooden Letters
  • Ready-made Footballs
  • Black Spray Paint
  • Gold Acrylic Paint
  • Sponge
  • Hot Glue
  • Gold Ribbon

Here is how I did it:

I spray painted the letters black, two times to ensure a full covering (allowing them to dry thoroughly between coats).  When they were dry, I sponge painted the gold acrylic paint over the black.

When the paint was dry I hot glued the letters and the two ready-made footballs to the wreath. Lastly I made bow for the top and then hung the wreath on a wreath hanger in our home! The wreath has moved several times but most recently it has found a home on our pantry door in the kitchen. I am pleased with how it turned out and of course, my Honey loves it as well. GO ARMY!!

Linking to "Who's Crafty" on IBlog4Me and "Hooking Up" with House of Hepworths

1 comment:

  1. Girlfriend, I love this!! I think this is something I could pull off and make to support my good ol' Buckeyes back home!


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