Tuesday, March 4, 2014

How To Make a Spring Wreath

It's time to make a Spring Wreath! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping... SPRING! 

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Okay, so that might be a slight exaggeration. It actually looks like this outside my front door:

                                

And it's 0 degrees F. 

I'm so sick of winter, I could run screaming into the snowbank. In fact, I considered it. Then I realized that action might land me in a rubber cell ~ so I thought I'd forgo the snowbank, and move forward like a sane person, as if Spring has Sprung. 

I talked myself down off the proverbial snowbank... "The clocks are moving ahead, it's MARCH, Easter is right around the corner... Things aren't too bad!"

So as cooler heads prevailed, in my first effort to Spring Forward with the clocks, I grabbed a chocolate chip cookie and a cup of coffee, and made this easy wreath using:
  • Grapevine wreath
  • Strand of silk flowers 
  • Burlap Flowers (hand made) 
  • Burlap
  • Hot Glue
  • Pizza Box Lid
  • Twine
  • Acrylic Craft Paint
First, I attached the flowers to one side of the wreath, using a little hot glue. My favorite color is yellow, so that's the only reason I chose these flowers. In other words, I don't know if they're particularly Spring-like flowers, but you could use any flower you like.

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Next, I wrapped a little burlap around the grapevine, on the opposite side of the yellow flowers. I did this because I wanted to make a letter to attach to that side, and wanted to make sure it would stay secure.

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I attempted to make some burlap "flowers" following the tutorial from Craftaholics Anonymous (Tutorial HERE). Yes, hers look waaaay better than mine! 

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To make the letter "K" (which stands for Kick winter the H. E. double toothpicks out of here), I used the cardboard from the lid of a pizza box. Oh yuh, classy as usual!

I painted the "K" black with craft paint and outlined it with a little twine. Of course, to save yourself this time, you could just buy a letter from a craft store for 99 cents!

Once I attached the K ~ voila! Spring!

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I hung this on my front door, which is covered by the front porch, so I don't have to worry about rain (or snow) ruining the "K".

Now that it's up, I feel better already!

In the words of Phil Roberston:

Happy
Happy
Happy

Oh, and just in case you don't use this method, or haven't thought about it... this is how I hang a wreath. Of course, you can see the little bit of twine on the inside of the door, but it looks Really Good from the outside!

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So tell me what you're doing to Springify at your house? Even if there's still snow on the ground?

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11 comments:

C├ęcile Martin said...

That's a really nice idea! Thank you

Sarah Vanderkooy said...

I have the same feelings toward winter right now and took the same approach, I just hung my spring wreath this weekend. Really pretty, thanks for sharing.

Katie McEnaney said...

Definitely lovely and bright! Could use some spring in my life right now. (Seen on "It's a Party" linkup.)

Sorella Style said...

Beautiful! spring is almost here!

Melanie said...

Like this idea very much, appreciate it as winter makes a return later today. Looks like a fun project!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

We had two days of spring-like weather...up over 55 degrees yesterday, then bam, today winter is back in full swing. I may or may not have a face print in our snow bank myself!

Your wreath turned out very cute and definitely looks like spring! Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week! ~Deborah

Julia@Happy House and Home said...

Thank you all for stopping by! My wreath is the ONLY thing that looks like Spring at this point. We're in the midst of a huge snow storm with 12 to 18" predicted today. Ugh!

Julia

Marti @ SewLicious Home Decor said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing this at the party! Pinned

Quilted Cupcake said...

I think your burlap flowers look great! Nice easy project - thanks for sharing it. Found you via Someday Crafts :)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Julia, I love this! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Also, I have a new address: www.thededicatedhouse.com Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Christy James said...

You made me laugh at the thought of you taking off into the trees in the snow! I hope it's thawed a little by now where you are. Your wreath is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing it at our Get Your DIY on party! XO