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.
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.
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.
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.