Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring has Sprung!

Spring is officially here and I'm one happy camper! There's pretty much nothing I hate more than winter so I wanted to do a little something to celebrate Spring's arrival. It's a little too early to plant new flowers in the backyard (someone once told me to always wait until after Mother's Day, I did last year and my plants made it all summer long!) but I decided that a pretty wreath for the front door would do the trick.

I looked around at JoAnn's, Michael's, and even T.J.Maxx; I wasn't having any luck finding something I liked that was a reasonable price (to me that's about $20). I've seen a few different blogs showing some DIY Spring wreaths but they always seemed more Easter than general Spring and I want to leave that wreath up for a good long while. I decided to just make my own. Nothing fancy or complicated. I went to Michael's and just planned to figure it what I wanted once I started shopping.

My initial thought was to use some butterflies, cause I like 'em and they're pretty. But they're also expensive and the pickings were getting a little slim at Michael's. So I ended up with these supplies instead:

Colorful and plenty Springy! I didn't do anything spectacular just popped the flowers off the stems and started placing them around the grapevine wreath to test things out. It wasn't real difficult so I busted out the glue gun and got busy. I was pretty liberal with the glue because I had to shove the tiny little plastic stub into the wreath.

The only adjustment I made from the trial wreath was I left off a few of the smaller buds. But here's the finished wreath!


And looking super Springy on the front door:


I love how the colors pop off the black door. I'm really happy with the result. It was easy, made to my taste, and only cost about $11! Anyone else been in the wreath making business lately? Link-up below if you have a recent Spring wreath project (or any other Spring DIY craft you've made!).


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2 comments:

  1. I liked how you used my magazine to glue. Thanks jerk!

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  2. Hi Kristen, Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog this morning! I appreciate it:) I love your fun wreath. I was actually looking at those same flowers last night at Michael's for another project. Happy Spring!

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