4 Ways to Make Your Entryway More Inviting

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Simple touches like an outdoor mat, a monogram wreath, and a welcome sign make for a more inviting entryway to your home.  Flowers/plants on a stand work great as well, but as you can see there isn’t much space for that here so I have some just before.

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I don’t know about you, but I love this large semi-circle mat for our front door.  I bought it from Costco for only $10!  My mom loved it so much I went back and bought her one as a gift.  It is thick and durable which makes the price unbelievable.

Moving on to the sign.  It is actually hanging from a fleur de lis wreath stand that I purchased half off after Christmas-score!  The sign is just pressed board from the craft store.

I then used acrylic paint in the colors white, arbor blue, and black to create an ombré vibe.  Brush a couple strokes of just white onto your sign.  Then in your palette mix some white with blue and brush a few strokes of that mixture.  Next, a few strokes of just the arbor.  Followed by a mixture of the arbor with a touch of black to darken then bottom a bit.

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Chose your lettering style and draw it with a pencil very lightly.  Then I used a gold paint pen over it.  Using jewelry wire and a hot glue gun, I made a handle for the sign to hang on the stand.

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As you can see I used the same ombré effect on my monogram letter attached to the wreath.  Below is the tutorial by The Shabby Creek Cottage that originally inspired me to create such a wreath.

How to Make a Monogrammed Burlap Wreath

                       

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