March 3, 2015 by bridgitgillis
I searched my local craft store for a spring wreath, but was unable to find one fitting to my personal style. (Or budget! Those things aren’t cheap!) So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own budget spring wreath. All of the materials I used to complete this wreath were things I already had in my craft stash, so the cost was super budget friendly- free!
I started with a thrift store grapevine wreath and some old pages of a book that I had used for another project. I gathered a few buttons for flower centers, and scissors and hot glue. After a few attempts at hand drawing flowers, I decided to print out a template from my computer. I searched for flower clip art, and found hundreds of designs. I chose to print three but only used two for this project.
I experimented with a few flowers until I got them right. I used my pencil to curl the petals a bit.
Once I had my flowers made I decided to make a little flower-like poof of paper. It looks kind of cool. I made two of them but only put one on my wreath. It was super easy- just bend strips of paper and but a bunch of them together, then staple the ends.
After I had my flowers ready, I needed some type of ribbon. I dug thought my craft supplies and found this old silk tie. I used one end to make a loop for hanging the wreath, then hot glued the tie around the wreath like you would a ribbon.
Once that was glued, I glued on my flowers and hung it on the door!
I like this wreath because it gives a sense of spring without the bright colors that a lot of spring items have. Right now I still have snow in my yard, so although I’m not quite ready for bright flowers on my door, the Valentine wreath and winter wreath don’t really fit either. This is a cute, whimsical way to welcome spring without your neighbors thinking you’re ahead of the season.