I am not really one for wreaths. It makes me think of ugly, dusty grandma decor from the 90’s, or Christmas. Not that I am against either of those things, I just think they have their places.
Lately around Pinterest I have been seeing wreath madness! Madness I tell you! I don’t know where these people live that they have storage for 37 different kinds of wreaths. My garage already looks like an episode of Hoarders Junior. I now currently own
3 4 wreaths. One is an everyday wreath that I hang inside and just change out the decor on (maybe I should post about that too…) and 2 are Christmas wreaths, an indoor one made with sparkles and ornaments and holiday kitsch, and an outdoor one that Charlie’s grandma made him YEARS before we were married. It’s sort of falling apart, and I have to hot glue it back together every Christmas, but it’s sort of lovely that he cherishes it, so I let it slide.
Like I’ve mentioned before, I’m sort of horrible at decorating for the seasons, and that I vowed to change that this year. I figured a wreath was probably a really easy way to decorate and show my neighbors that I am adorable and crafty and care.
Enter, the Spring Wreath. I’ve seen some adorable ones out there recently on the Blog Hops and I was inspired. Since Michael’s was having a sale this past week that all florals were 50% off, I grabbed a few bunches. I had found a mossy wreath (or maybe it was something else) at Walmart on clearance about a month ago, and I snatched it up, knowing I could find a use and share it on the blog. I’ve sort of started living in a “can I blog about this?” world. It drives my husband crazy.
Anyway! On to the wreath! Ha!
I started with one idea in mind, and sort of changed it up, but I am very happy with the results.
First I took my bunches of flowers and I pulled off a few handfuls of flowers. I wanted a big bright flower patch to welcome spring.
Originally I was going to add a big white bow, but then I got a better idea.
I started buy hot gluing the biggest flowers first.
Followed by them medium, and then the small ones.
Then I filled in any holes with leaves and foliage.
Instead of my big white bow, I decided to use some of my new wide washi tape and make a bunting! I think it’s more modern and less grandma this way too.
It was so simple, just fold over pieces of tape over some yarn or twine. I used red and white baker’s twine.
Next, simply cut the pieces of tape into “bunting” shapes. I alternated triangles with the flag shape. I then wrote “SPRING”, using each bunting for each letter. Easy right?
I taped the bunting behind the wreath, so I could easily change it or remove it. This wreath could be used for lots of things, so you could make different buntings for each one; Wedding, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Easter… they all work!
Then I hung it on my front door, and felt slightly more festive about spring. Although, it’s felt like spring since December around here.
I’ve so many flowers left, I am planning on making some spring flower crowns and posting an tutorial soon!
Do you own a ridiculous amount of wreaths? Where do you put them all!? Do you have a spring wreath yet? Let me know in the comments! And make sure you share on social media!