DIY Spring Wreath
It may or may not be spring where you are, but there’s no reason that you can’t add some spring into your world with this pretty DIY spring wreath. This is a really easy project. I have to admit that I am leaning towards easier projects lately, mainly because I think that’s what people want. I’m all about digging in for a major project, but not everybody is. So, this Spring wreath is easy cheap and pretty! AND all of the supplies can be purchased from the dollar store, so what are you waiting for?
There are so many different ways to do a wreath. I personally have done them for occasions such as Valentines Day, Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, and more. Why? because it’s just nice to add a little personal touch to your front door. Let the people in the neighbourhood see a bit of your personality! Of course, you are not restricted to the front door for your wreath. you can hang them wherever you want.
I wanted to go with nice light colours for spring. So I stayed with off-whites and a touch of pink. A monochromatic colour scheme works nicely with this design. But you might want to match it to your house colours or maybe just your favourite colour? Or maybe you want to make them in multiple colours?
When you are picking out your supplies, take a bit of time in the store to put different colour combinations together. It’s much easier to do it when you have all of those options rather than getting home, and finding that your colours don’t work that well together. Grab a coffee before you head in and enjoy your dollar store experience 🙂 Seriously I spend a LOT of time at the dollar store!!
Spring Wreath Supplies
You can buy all of these supplies at the dollar store but I have included links to some items for your convenience.
Chrysanthemums (2 large) cream
Peonies (2 large) Cream & pink
Carnations dark pink
I was planning on using a wicker wreath like this one,, but the day I went to the dollar store they were out. So I decided to use this styrofoam version that I had in my craft closet. I may still make another version once I pick up a grapevine wreath or order one from Amazon. But for now I have a schedule to keep – so onward!
I didn’t really want a green wreath. Not for this version anyway, so I decided to use some dollar store ribbon that I had in my craft closet in white. I just cut up lengths of it, and wrapped them around the wreath. Start by attaching the first end with hot glue, and then wrap around, making sure that the styrofoam doesn’t show through. Pick one side to be the back of the wreath and make sure you glue your ends on the same side, so that the front side looks continuous. Do not try to do this with one long piece of ribbon. That’s just making it way too difficult. Once the wreath is all covered in ribbon, pick the nicest side to show, and apply the flowers on the ‘less than perfect” side. I just did mine in white, but you could do it in a fun pattern like maybe polka dots? If you have a wicker wreath, you can just skip this step 🙂
Originally I started placing the larger flowers, but then realized that it would be much easier to attach the floral spray before adding the larger flowers. I had 2 bunches of greenery and I pulled it apart into smaller pieces. I should have been careful because the little flowers that I bought (you can see them in the above photo) ended up looking like snow covered fir branches, once I removed the leaves. That’s okay, now it’s just multi-seasonal. Sometimes you just gotta roll with the punches 🙂 Attach the spray pieces to the top and bottom of the wreath using florists tape, which I also got at the dollar store. Just wrap it around the stems enough to fasten them. and then fix the ends using a glue gun. Keep in mind where your flowers will be placed when you are adding your spray pieces, because the flowers will need cover up the florists tape.
I really like the look of this with large flowers. You can cover off a lot of your wreath with fewer large flowers, and then add some of the smaller pieces around them. I ended up using 2 large chrysanthemums, 2 large peonies, 3 small carnations, and 2plumeria bunches as well as a couple of bunches of greenery.
Pinning vs Gluing
The good thing about using a styrofoam wreath is that you can attach your flowers with pins, so no biggie if you want to move them around a bit. It gives you more flexibility than using a glue gun. With these flowers, I could just poke the pins right through the flower center and then directly into the wreath.
Putting a Bow on It!
The basic concept of this style of wreath is to have only one side of the wreath covered in flowers. Place the larger flowers in the center, and trail off to smaller flowers as you work outward. Once you have placed the flowers, just take another look and reassesss to decide if you want to add any more colour , or if you are good. Then if you still feel like it’s in need of a bit more you can always add a bow. To make this one, I just took some of the same white ribbon and folded it over accordion style and stapled one end together and then glued to the wreath to make a bow for the side.
And it’s just that easy. Just think about how many different wreaths you can make in no time, by just switching out the colours. And these are not expensive to make. All of the supplies for this were purchased at the dollar store.
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