Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Handmade Spring Wreath for only $15

My house just looks so bare once all those winter decorations were packed into the basement.  I loved my winter themed wreath and enjoyed making it, so I decided to make one with spring flowers and spring colors!
Here's what I did:

Pick out the color theme for your wreath and have fun shopping! I bought one bunch of yellow flowers for my  base, one group of small baby-breath like flowers, and two bunches of purple accents. I bought all of these at Michael's for $15. All of the flowers were 50% off (they often are, don't ever buy them if they aren't on sale!) and used a coupon for the vine. Here's all you need:

Some flower tape, a wreath vine, and whatever color flowers you like

Then I like to separate all of the bunches by cutting or pulling the individual stems about. So you should end up with all of this:

My yellow flowers
My purple accents

Then you take your individual stems of your base color and just wrap through the wreath vine however you would like. I wanted mine to be mainly yellow and have minimal empty spots. Simply weave the stems throughout the sticks of the vine. Many of these artificial flowers have thin wire as the stems, which makes it easy to manipulate how you want it. 

The wreath with only the yellow flowers added
Lastly, with my purple accent stems I just stuck them in where I wanted to add more pizazz or cover up an area that looked bare. They give the wreath just the right amount of pop!

The finished wreath with the purple accents added
My new wreath hanging on my door!
So now my door and living room have a little handmade touch of spring added! These wreaths are so easy and at only $15 I plan on making one for just about every holiday or season! I also had a lot of flower stems left over so I made a little spring bouquet vase to have in the other room. Have fun!

<3 RWK
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  1. That came out so nice! Good work! I love Michael's- am there all the time- and won't go without a coupon. I'll go 5 days in a row with a coupon each day rather than buy all 5 at once! :)

  2. Your wreath turned out great! So pretty!

  3. This is just beautiful! What a perfect project!
    Thank you so much for the inspiration and for sharing!
    I found you throught the link party MIMM!

    Blessings and Hugs,

  4. Very pretty.

  5. I love it! I have a Christmas wreath and a fall wreath, and I really wanted to make a spring/summer wreath this year. But I just couldn't seem to visualize what I wanted. Your is perfect though, and you can't beat that cost! Maybe I need to make a trip to Michael's!

  6. P.S. Found your post from the link party at You Had Me @ Craft. New follower. :)