Springing Ahead: a Spring Wreath How-To
Well, we are officially on Daylight Savings Time now - so we lost an hour of sleep last night! It doesn't feel too much like spring right now, but at least the snow isn't staying around too long anymore.
I decided to go by the calendar and believe that spring is indeed around the corner and make a spring wreath. Since Easter is so late this year, it feels too soon to put up my Easter egg wreath, so I put together a pretty floral one instead.
I saw some beautiful silk ranunculus wedding centerpieces in Crafts 'n Things this month and decided the idea would be easily adapted to a wreath. If you'd like to make one yourself, it's super simple - took only about a half hour to put this one together.
I purchased a 10" diameter Styrofoam wreath and 5 big bunches of silk ranunculus. The large flowers in the bunches were approximately 1 1/2" in diameter. There were also small flowers that I used to fill in the gaps. This wreath used about 45 large flowers and over 50 of the small ones. I could have used a few more small ones, also. I also purchased some ribbon to make a hanger for the wreath. Total cost was about $20. (More than I expected, but still pretty good, I think.)
My mom helped me make the wreath and using wire cutters, cut the stems of the flowers about 2" long. I put the large flowers into the Styrofoam around the front, top, and inside of the wreath, then filled in the gaps with the smaller ones. When I was finished, I tied the ribbon on the top to make a tie and voila! all done!!
How do you decorate for spring? Any fun projects or tutorials you can share with me?
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