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Mar 21, 2015

Spring Wildflower Wreath

It's now officially spring, and even though old man winter is trying to stick around, I'm firmly pushing him out the door and locking it. And to make sure he knows to stay away I've hung a wreath on the door that practically shouts, "Spring is here!"

Spring Wildflower Wreath

You could make this wreath, too. All you'll need is a wreath base, 10-12 bunches of tiny flowers, ribbon, and twist ties or florist's wire.

Spring Wildflower Wreath

I started out with a grapevine-type wreath and arranged the flowers around it until I had an arrangement that I liked. There's a mix of white, light pink, dark pink, and yellow/orange that I tried to mix and match to make it balanced, but still keep a little randomness about it.

I thought I would cut off the thick stem of each flower bundle, but I didn't have any sidecutters handy that were strong enough to cut through. Instead, after I wired a flower bunch to the wreath, I would bend the stem inwards so that it was covered by the next group.

Spring Wildflower Wreath

I angled the flower bundles all in the same direction so that the wreath would look like a pinwheel when finished. Some of the flowers were laying flat but there is wire in the stems, so I was able to fluff them out and fill in any areas that looked sparse. You could also buy a couple of extra bunches and cut them up, then fill in any holes you notice.

Spring Wildflower Wreath

Once all of the flowers were attached I took burlap ribbon and cut it in half lengthwise to about 4 inches and tied a sweeping bow. The bow is attached to the wreath with more florist's wire. I tied a loop to the back of the wreath at the top to hang it and it was done. I'm figuring it took no longer than 20 minutes, tops.

Spring Wildflower Wreath

And now, even if a cold wind is blowing, and I still have to wear a scarf every morning, I can look at the wreath on my way in and out, and pretend that there are wild flowers and warm air all around.

Spring Wildflower Wreath
Spring Wildflower Wreath
Spring Wildflower Wreath
Spring Wildflower Wreath
Spring Wildflower Wreath






4 comments:

Barb @ Turtles and Tails said...

Beautiful wreath! My front door is a very similar color and it's always nice to get a nice preview or how a project might look at my home :)

Barb @ Turtles and Tails said...

Glad I could help! :-)

Barb @ Turtles and Tails said...

What a sweet wreath! I love the mix of colors. Thank you for sharing!! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/03/make-it-pretty-monday-week-132.html I hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Barb @ Turtles and Tails said...

Beautiful! I thought they were real flowers for a minute, they are so delicate. What a pretty greeting at your door!