It is actually fairly comical to me that the day I finish my spring wreath, I am outside in my boots, in the recent snow taking pictures of the finished product on the front door. Oh yes, Wisconsin at its best! But, I am loving the added touch of spring to the front door and wanted to share the details of how I made it with you!
- A Foam Wreath: I used a 12″ wreath purchased from Hobby Lobby for $4.99 and used a 40% off coupon to get it for less.
- Yarn: I used just a cheap grey yarn. You can use whatever style and color you would like!
- Felt: This will be used to make the flowers on the wreath. You can use whichever colors you desire!
- Ribbon: Used to hang the wreath. I used some that I found at Hobby Lobby to match the flowers I made.
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
1) Wrap your wreath with the yarn. Begin by hot gluing down a piece to start it off. I chose to hot glue mine on the seam of the foam wreath, but it doesn’t really matter where you start. I found that the best technique for wrapping the wreath was to wrap it tightly each time but space out each wrap and then push them tightly together after you have it wrapped around a few times. This just made sure that there was no foam showing underneath the yarn. When the wreath is covered, you will hot glue the end piece down on the backside of the wreath.
I am not going to lie…this was slightly more tedious than I expected it to be. I wrapped mine around twice, tightly the first time and more loosely the second, and it took me probably 3 hours. Now, that isn’t really that long, but it was longer than I thought — so if you are mentally prepared for it to take a little bit of time, you will not be disappointed! It’s a great project to do while catching up on some T.V. shows or movies! It doesn’t require a lot of focus so it is easy to multitask.
2) Attach your flowers to the wreath. See the tutorial for the easy DIY felt flowers here. You can arrange the flowers however you like, and glue them down with your hot glue. I pinned mine in place before I glued them down permanently.
3) Hang your wreath. I used some ribbon and added a little bow on the top. (See the tutorial here!)
This was a really fun project that really will engage your creative side. There are so many options for colors, and type of flower, etc. that it will really be fun to make it match what you need it to! If you already have a spring wreath for your front door, this would be cute hanging on an empty wall in your home, too. Happy wreath-making!
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