We are finally having some Spring-like weather around here; we’ll just forget about the snow we had this morning. 😉 And, I was definitely ready to usher Spring into our home too. I didn’t have a ton of time, but I knew I could easily change out the winter wreath by making a new spring wreath. I had picked up some cheap supplies while I thrift shopped the previous weekend. I started with the $1.00 wreath I found.
It had good components, but not the overall look I wanted. So, I pulled everything off the wreath to get it down to the grapevine.
Then, I added some hydrangeas that I bought for 75 cents for the lot.
After the hydrangeas, I added some peonies…these were a little pricier at $1.25 per flower, but still a bargain compared to the craft stores. When I added the peonies, I decided the pink hydrangea didn’t work and removed it.
I wasn’t real sure of the look at this point, but I kept working on it. I started added in some of the smaller flowers that had been on the wreath before. Oh, and I added the pink hydrangea back in. My wreath making is really a trial and error process.
I still wasn’t sure with the look, and I was making quite a mess on the floor. I propped up the wreath after adding a few more small flowers
And, this is when I decided it wasn’t going to work for me. The big flowers were too big and the little ones looked funny in the gaps. I really liked the pink hydrangea and the peonies, so I decided to keep them and make the flowers just on one side.
This was more like it. I kept adding a few more small flowers to finish it off.
When I get to this point, I always have to just go hang it on the door and see if I like it.
Sure enough, I liked it. I did make a few minor flower positioning tweaks with it hanging, but overall didn’t change much.
I really like the big puffy flowers on the natural grapevine wreath, and not bad for $5.00.
Has Spring weather arrived where you live? Have you ushered it in with Spring décor?
amy from alwaysneverdone.com says
Looks great!!! and for only $5.00. I am beyond ready for spring!!!
Thanks Amy! Yes I’m so over winter…it’s been brutal this year.
Great idea that can easily be adapted to any color scheme for any home or individual personality! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Jodee! Yes, it definitely can be adapted to anyone’s style. My Mom has requested a wreath now too, so hers will be different than my style and should be fun to make.
This is probably a very remedial question, but did you just use a glue gun to put the flowers on?
I actually just stick the flowers in…the wreath is tight enough to hold them in place. I have gotten wreaths that use glue to hold in place or small pieces of craft wire. I just like to stick in place as is so that I can change my mind and reuse the same grapevine wreath easily.
Where do you shop for the wreathes/flowers?
I get them at yard sales, thrift shops, Lancaster creative reuse or joann fabrics or Michaels if I am looking for something specific that I don’t have in my supplies.