DIY Spring Wreath Tutorial

It’s that time of the year. Time to clean out the old and bring in the new. Time to plant some flowers or maybe even a garden. And because it’s Spring, it’sย also a chance to spruce up your front door!Our poor door was looking like it could use a ‘Spring’ touch. So this past weekend, I made a little DIY Spring wreath.

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This is the wreath I used last Spring {but with a more colorful ribbon}.

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Can you tell it’s seen better days? The boxwood twigs were starting to fall out {see arrow for example}. Last year I just wanted something simple, and this was perfect for that. But this year, I thought it would be fun to do something a little more colorful.

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I love square wreaths, so instead of buying a new wreath base, I just took out all the boxwood twigs from the old one and used the base for this wreath.

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Here are all the supplies you’ll need::

-Square wreath base
– Ribbon {of your choice}
– Faux Baby’s Breath {in this case, purple and green}

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I wanted it to have a full/clumpy look. Typically when you buy the filler stuff at a craft store, you angle them into the wreath and they lay against the wreath. But since I wanted the baby’s breath to be front and center, I had to cut them down quite a bit.

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Then I just started sticking the little pieces into the wreath, alternating between purple and green.

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Here’s an ‘almost done’ shot. Now, forewarning, I had only planned on this little project taking a few hours at max. But, since I was cutting them down into such small pieces, it took a lot longer than I planned. It probably took me a good 3-4 hours total. :/ Some of you may be faster than me, but if you wish to duplicate, be sure to set enough time aside!

I also added some hot glue here and there to make sure some of the baby’s breath stayed in place.

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Here’s the finished product again.

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For the ribbon, I wanted something with a print or pattern, but I also wanted it to match the wreath itself. I knew our door was blue, so I also didn’t want to do something that would clash with that. I found this fun purple and white patterned ribbon and it added just the perfect touch.

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I strung the ribbon through a few of the wires on the back of the wreath and then just tied a bow at the top for it to rest on the wreath hanger.

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Now, doesn’t our door look so much more ready for ‘Spring?’

Have you added a Spring wreath to your door yet?

I mentioned yesterday about switching over to WordPress soon. What I failed to mention was that WordPress no longer supports Google Friend Connect. ๐Ÿ™ So, all your beautiful faces over there on the left, will soon disappear.

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Linking this up to::

Southern Hospitality
How To Nest For Less
Home Stories A to Z
Not Just a Housewife
Shabby Creek Cottage
The Shabby Nest
Thirty Handmade Days

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  1. says

    I love this Megan! I think it is my favorite Spring wreath that I have seen so far this year ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that it is square, and the colors and texture of the baby's breath are gorgeous!! The time your put into it was WELL worth it ๐Ÿ™‚ Awesome job!

  2. says

    Thanks Gracie! I decided to move over to WordPress because I'll have the ability to permanently 'own' my site and I've heard great things about all their plugins and SEO features. ๐Ÿ™‚ Figured I should take the plunge now!

  3. Julie says

    Where did buy your square grapevine wreath? I can’t seem to find any at my local craft stores. Is there an online vendor? Thanks!

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