QUICK AND EASY SPRING WREATH

Tuesday, April 11, 2017



There is nothing more inviting than a good wreath adorned on the front door of a home.  Maybe it came from my mother; I have always loved wreaths.  It is an easy way to fill in a boring space or get festive for a holiday.  I make it a point to always have a wreath on my front door (for the most part).  As I got older and braver, I began creating my own wreaths.  I would go to the store and say to myself, "I can do this!"  What's great about the DIY wreath is that you can add or subtract a flower, bow or anything else to make it perfect for YOU!  Here is a little tutorial on how I recently made a spring wreath just in time for my upcoming Easter brunch.

STEP 1:  PINTEREST
I begin every new project by hopping on Pinterest to see if I can find any inspiration that strikes my fancy.  This particular visit, I didn't find anything that spoke to me.

STEP 2:  BUY SUPPLIES
Then, I took a trip to Michaels to walk around the floral section and just started picking.  I made the prettiest spring bouquet I could within the sale section and ended up with what you see below.  Not too shabby!

STEP 3:  LET THE CREATIVE JUICES FLOW!
I stripped an old wreath that I no longer used to save some money, got out my glue gun and wire cutter and simply cut off pieces of foliage and stuck them in the vines of the wreath.  I began with a green base, added larger white flowers and then smaller lavender flowers.  I didn't even glue anything until I fastened the ribbon at the end!  See below to view the transformation:







STEP 4:  THE FINISHING TOUCHES
After all of my flowers were in place, I felt that the wreath needed something else to add some extra interest.  My mom had brought over some old burlap she no longer needed a while back and being the hoarder I am, I gladly took it off of her and stowed it in my cluttered basement with the rest of my treasures.  I found that old burlap the other day and decided to cut off a thick band to wrap around the wreath.




 

STEP 5:  PLAY!
Once I was satisfied with the finished product it was time to play!  It did eventually make it outside where I intended it to go, but not without first staring at it in my dining room for a couple of hours.




Happy Spring Friends!