May 23, 2013

Guest Blog Post - DIY Hanging Kite Front Door Wreath

Hello Poppy Seed Readers! My name is Ariean and I blog over at OneKriegerChick. When I'm not chasing my 3 little boys, I'm busy sharing fun crafts, frugal home decor and DIY as well as family pleasing recipes! Please come visit anytime! Enough about me...It's Poppy Seed time! I'm super excited to be here {Thanks Holly!} and can hardly wait to share...Not sure about the rest of you, but I am ready for Summertime! Summertime around our house means Fun, Relaxed days...What better way to set that tone than with a bright, yet welcoming...Kite!

DIY Kite using Poppy Seed Frame {}

Ready to see how you can make your own Hanging Kite?
First let's gather our supplies:

Kite supplies {}

*Poppy Seed frame of choice {I used Eleanor square}
*Paint supplies
*Embellishments {vinyl, fabric, ribbon}
Now, Here's how I did it...First I painted the edges of the frame so the creamy color would show through when I sand it.

First painted layer {}

Then, I painted a section of the frame where the quote would be. No need to paint the entire frame.
Navy accent paint on kite {}

Then, using my cricut, I cut out a vinyl quote "let's go fly a kite and send it soaring" from Mary Poppins. I carefully adhered the vinyl, making sure to firmly press all the edges down. (That way the next coat of paint will not bleed under the vinyl.)

vinyl lettering for kite {}

Originally, I had planned to use all acrylic paint. Until...I remembered I had a perfect Aqua spray paint!

Ready for Final coat of paint {}

So much quicker than acrylic and it dried uniformly and without lines. Make sure to allow each coat to dry before applying another.

final coat on kite {}

Now, for the finishing touches..I very carefully removed each vinyl decal, exposing the navy paint underneath. Then, to give it a little more character, I lightly sanded the edges. For a kite tail, I cut strips of navy ticking fabric and tied three knots. I then hot glued the fabric to the back of the frame. Using the same fabric, I tied an imperfect bow at the top corner. This can all be customized based on the look you're going for. Bright colored ribbons would add a fun pop of color too!

Let's go fly a kite frame {}

Just what my front porch needed, don't ya think!

Front Porch with Poppy Seed Kite {}

A Big Thank You to Poppyseed Projects for having me! Happy Creating...
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Ariean Krieger


  1. L-O-V-E, love it! Thanks for sharing Ariean! I'm pinning this!

  2. So cute!! I love this!! It so different from a wreath and the perfect thing for summer!! Thanks for the great idea!!

  3. Amazing !! I Love your art ! Thanks for sharing!