Do you guys remember me talking about the rake wreath and how I found the perfect rake at my favorite junk shop? I finally got the wreath together. It was a super simple project. The only problem or issue is where to hang the thing.
Rake Wreath Project
The rake was perfect. The paint was worn and the metal a bit rusty. The JTS removed the wood rake handle. Don’t worry. If I decide to use the rake for it’s intended purpose we can put it back together. I have to say I’m not much for raking leaves.
I gathered a few things from my Christmas junk stash.
This is one tote of junky Christmas greenery. I just throw things I might work with in the future in the tote and store it every year. Then the JTS gets all the stuff down from the shed attic.
This is another tote of Christmas fabric scraps and rolls of ribbon. I’ve slowly been getting rid of the Christmas junk the last two years. I’m ready to simplify things.
I found one large piece of greenery and hot glued the poinsettia bloom and other stuff to it. Then I wired the greenery to the rake. A 30 minute project at best.
I hung the rake on the wood fence panel I keep in the shop for photo shoots. I loved the wreath until I looked at the photo in the camera. The poinsettia sticks out like a sore thumb. I take photos of displays while putting them together because the camera sees things differently than we do. Doesn’t make sense but that’s the way it is.
The natural look is perfect for the rake. I could have went with red’s and blues. Maybe next year.
That one poinsettia was still glaring at me so I added another poinsettia hoping that would help. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention I tied just a bit of burlap to the top of the rake. In this photo the wreath is hanging on a reclaimed door.
Here’s the rake wreath hanging on the front door. It looks good against the blue but it covers part of the house numbers and that looks odd. I need to change the placement of those numbers. I’m thinking of repainting the front door anyway.
Now we’ve moved to the carport door which is our main entry. The wreath looks great here because the doors are brown. I painted the wood door a couple of years ago. The storm door too. You can read the tutorial for the paint project on the Behr website by clicking here….Updated Exterior Door.
And just for the heck of it I hung the wreath on the shed door. It can’t stay there because it will get wet….no overhang.
I still don’t know if I like the wreath with one poinsettia or two. What do you guys think? Or maybe you have other ideas for the wreath. Leave a comment below. I read each and every one of them. I try to comment but am behind in my commenting. You guys have a good day and I’ll see you tomorrow.
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com