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.