Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Wreath

I have to confess I actually bought the items for this wreath last spring- well O.K. I'll really come clean- I got the grape vine wreath for a fall project. I'm crazy about Autumn and Halloween but my eyes are bigger than the season. I get so many projects stacked up that I never have a chance of starting half of them! So I never did anything with this- then I thought "I'll make a spring wreath". I bought some flowers that I loved- stuck a few in the side to test out a look. But that was it, I got side-tracked leaving this poor thing hanging on the wall in my studio.

This year I'd been eyeing it with plans of finishing it! I don't know why I didn't get to it last year, it's a simple project and really took less than 30 minutes from start to finish!

First I arranged the flowers in a way that I liked (I tried to arrange them in one direction and stack them on top of each other). I do this without glue so I can play with it and change anything I don't like. Then one by one took the flowers out, added some hot glue, and stuck them back into place (this way I don't loose the arrangement).

To make a bow I used a ribbon I've been wanting to use in a project for a while now. It just wasn't right in anything else but on this I think it's perfect.

It's a pale butter-yellow and has a really lovely embossed texture. I'm not sure if you can see it in the pictures or not- but it's really nice and just feels like spring!

There was a bit of a bare spot between the where I ended up putting the bow and the flowers so I filled in where I needed to and viola! Instant (if you don't count the year it sat around) outside spring decoration!

Wreath projects are fun, usually pretty cheap, and easy- and my favorite part is making the bow! It just finishes everything off. It totally amazes me how one ribbon pattern over another will completely change the look of a wreath.


  1. Beautiful! I can never make my bows look that great! Thanks for stopping in at my giveaway at good luck!

  2. Hi Nancy,

    Thanks, you have me thinking now that maybe I'll do a post about bow making. Thanks for joining as a follower too!


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