Spring Wreath DIY

9.5.16


Yay, it's Spring! Every Winter seems to be longer and more depressing than the last so once the sun starts shining and all of the snow melts it is one of the best feelings in the entire world. Sandals come out, jackets get put away and I can all but hear Summer yelling "Don't worry Amanda, I'm coming!".

A great way to shake off the Winter blues and celebrate the arrival of the beloved Spring is this Spring wreath tutorial. It is so easy, so cheap, and makes for a great gift. 

Mother's Day was yesterday and I made this wreath as a gift for my mom. Let me take one minute to talk about my mother, the most unbelievable human being on the planet (no contest). She is stunningly beautiful but that isn't even the greatest part about her. She has a heart of gold. Always thinking of other people and she cares so deeply for everyone around her. Like seriously cares. She is the last person on her mind- everyone else comes first. Always. That's why it is so nice to have a day to celebrate her, and only her. My mother is the single most important person in my life. I've had some struggles over the last 7 years and without her I'm not sure I would even be here. At the very least, I would not be who I am today. There has not been a day in my life where she has not been there for me. And if I grow up to be even half of the women she is, I'm telling you, I will be the absolute luckiest person ever. Happy Mother's Day, mom! I love you more than the sun, the moon, and all of the stars.



Okay, back to the tutorial! 

Here's what you'll need:


  • Grapevine wreath (I got mine from Michaels)
  • Glue gun/ glue sticks
  • Assorted fake flowers*
  • Scissors 
  • Burlap or lace ribbon (optional)

*When picking out the flowers, keep in mind that wreaths look best when you have different layers of flowers. I will explain more in the tutorial so I would recommend reading through the tutorial before going out and buying your supplies.

Step One:

First, prepare all of your flowers. Remove the tags and cut the stems down a little bit. And start placing them around the wreath to find out how you like to layer them. I usually buy 3 bigger, statement flowers for the wreath (these will be the sort of centre pieces) and then choose the rest of the flowers around those 3. 

Step Two:

This is how I usually layer the flowers. 
Layer 1: Leaves. Whatever sort of leaves you think will match best with the rest of the flowers you've chosen. Just plain leaves work great as the first layer because it creates depth without adding too much colour (you'll have enough colour with the rest of the flowers you're adding). 
Layer 2: Small flowers, vines, pussy willows, flowering branches, and longer, droopy flowers look good at this layer (amaranthus, wisteria, etc.). Start by gluing the first layer and then the second layer. This is how mine looked after gluing the two layers.



Step Three:

Layer 3: Add any other medium-sized flowers you want.
Layer 4: As I mentioned earlier, before I even begin the wreath I usually choose 3 big, statement flowers for the wreath and then build the rest around the 3 flowers I've chosen. So this layer will just consist of the 3 big flowers.
At this point, if you choose, you can add a burlap or lace bow around the wreath.




Enjoy! xo

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