Home is Where the Anchor Drops Mat and Wreath

So a couple of weeks ago, I was out shopping with Elisabeth at Hobby Lobby for a Valentine’s Day wreath she had in mind. I didn’t need anything,` was just browsing. We were looking at ribbons, and I saw this anchor ribbon, that I knew I absolutely needed, and I needed to make a wreath out of it! Sometimes inspiration hits just that quick! I happened to find the wooden anchor at Hobby Lobby too, and of course they had the wire form wreaths too.

{Texas Craft House} Home is Where the Anchor Drops Mat and Wreath

So Elisabeth and I went to her house and we immediately got to work on our wreaths. To check hers out click here.

I followed the tutorial on how to make a burlap wreath from Elisabeth and Cassie’s post here.

I made a complete burlap wreath and then added in the ribbon later. I pretty much just pulled the ribbon through the wire form wreath, alternating between the inside and outside loops.

I tried to make it where you could see the anchors in each loop.

Next I painted the anchor blue and secured it to the wreath using fishing line. I added a little bit of blue glitter glue to the anchor too, just because it matched the ribbon better.

And now I have a wreath I am absolutely in love with!

{Texas Craft House} Home is Where the Anchor Drops Mat and Wreath

Fast forward to two weeks later- Elisabeth and I were shopping at IKEA, and I found a plain door mat for only $5. So I wanted to try to make my own door mat.

I looked on Pinterest for anchor themed quotes, and found the quote “Home is where the anchor drops”- and thought it was cute.

I put the quote into my Cricut Design Space, and picked a font I liked, then simply cut it onto some scrapbook paper. Each piece of paper was 12×12, and I put “home is where” on one piece of paper, and “the anchor drops” on another sheet of paper, then cut them how I wanted them arranged.

I just googled ‘anchor heart’ and picked an anchor I like , and made that take up another 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper.

Next I took these stencils I made and used pins to secure them to the mat.

{Texas Craft House} Home is Where the Anchor Drops Mat and Wreath

I used tempra paint and a sponge brush to paint the letters and the anchor. Fair warning- it uses A LOT of paint. After I felt like it was sufficently covered, I let it sit for a while and dry. I would recommend you not waiting for it to dry before removing the stencil- because some of the paper stuck to the paint. Remove it while it’s fresh.

{Texas Craft House} Home is Where the Anchor Drops Mat and Wreath

After removing the stencil, I used a regular paint brush to fill in the gaps that I missed with the sponge brush.

{Texas Craft House} Home is Where the Anchor Drops Mat and Wreath

Overall, it was pretty easy to make, and it didn’t take much time at all. The problem is- now I want to make a new door mat for every season!!

{Texas Craft House} Home is Where the Anchor Drops Mat and Wreath

What kind of door mat would you make?

{Texas Craft House} Rachel

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