My front door has been naked since Christmas and in much need of a little love! I stopped by Hobby Lobby last week and picked up a few sprigs and feathers (50% off of course) to craft a new Spring wreath.
Wreaths are ones of those things that are easy to put together and much more affordable to craft than buy predone (in most cases). When starting a wreath I usually have a few things in mind….what type of look I’m going for, my budget for the project, and a few colors I would like to include in my wreath. This time I wanted something fresh and fun for Spring.
I love using grapevine wreaths. They are not very expensive and there are tons of little gaps that you can tuck things into. When creating your wreath take your ideas to the store and walk around a bit. I usually pick out a few things that I like and see where they take me. In this case I stated with the green leafy sprigs and went from there. Before I knew it the wreath took on a life of its own. Once I made my selection I walked over to the wreath section and laid my items out on a wreath to make sure I liked what I picked out. If your not carful when picking out your items it can get pricy so be sure that you keep a running total (if you’re on a budget).
I played around a bit until I liked the look. No glue on this wreath. I just tucked and fastened a few items with brown pipe cleaners. I made a little hook out of a pipe cleaner on the back of the wreath so I could hang it on my door.
Here she is all done and ready to welcome Spring. I have wreath hook on my front door that I painted the same color as the the door so it doesn't stand out too much.
I decided to add a raffia bow in the end. I just love raffia! I always have some on hand. It’s great for crafting and gift wrapping.
Here’s another wreath I threw together for our back door. I bought the grapevine wreath at Goodwill for $1.00 stripped it necked and added a few things I had on hand (flower garland and a little bow fashioned out of scrap fabric). Not too bad for $1.00. It was raining out so I didn't get a picture of it hanging but it looks cute and cheerful. Next time your thrifting looking in the floral section. I’ve found some really great wreaths that were hiding under dusty old flowers. If the fame is in good condition you can pull all the ugly stuff off and add your twist to it!
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