Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Spring Wreath

Because we've had such a mild winter around here, it's beginning to look a lot like spring.  So I had to find something "springy" for my shutters.  When I was at Tai Pan last week (yes I am one of those lucky few who live right down the street from their ginormous store) I saw the cutest little tulip wreath.  Of course I quickly put it back when I saw that they wanted $30 for it.  I figured I could attempt to make my own or hold out and hope that they went on clearance at the end of the season.  I knew that was a fat chance though, so I stewed about it for a few days and this is what I came up with.  

tulips (I used 6)
some sort of berry filler
wreath form (mine is from the dollar store)
hot glue gun with lots of glue
floral wire
ribbon for hanging
I already had a ton of tulips that I bought years ago and they've been sitting in a box since we moved.  I also had a wreath just waiting to be used.  The only supplied I needed to buy for this project were moss (I recently used all of mine and needed to replenish my stock) and a berry filler.

Step 1: wrap the wreath with tulip leaves (depending on how much moss you use you might not need to do this step).  
Step 2: Cut stems off tulips about 10" down (the bottom of the highest leaf).  Poke the ends underneath the wrapped leaves and attach with lots of hot glue and floral wire.

Step 3: Attach some berry filler using hot glue.

Step 4: Attach the moss to the wreath using hot glue. When you're done with the moss attach a few more berry fillers using hot glue.

Step 5: Hang with some ribbon.  I used a great spring green.  I just wish my ribbon was wider, but this is what I had on hand.

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  1. I love your tulip wreath! It's so pretty! I'm ready for Spring too.

    Lee Laurie

  2. I LOVE this wreath. I am definitely going to attempt recreating this one! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Nice job! I might just have to give it a try. Love it!

  4. what a beautiful wreath!
    i am loving the white with the green ribbon!


  5. This is so cute! I love it!

    I am yearning for springy things too!

    Thanks for sharing and passing on your great idea!

    Lou Cinda :)

  6. Hey, why don't I coupon for you, and you can come and decorate my house for me??? LOVE the wreath! I need to make a wreath for my door. It just makes the ugly white door look so much better! We're still renting, so not much more we can do about the ugly white door. :)

  7. Sounds good Katie. Everytime I think about couponing (is that even a word!?!), I get all overwhelmed and confused. I would love to come and help you decorate though.

  8. Nice! What a great springtimey touch this gives-- thanks for the tutorial!

  9. So springy and pretty!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!


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