Make a Welcoming Statement with an Easy DIY Spring Wreath.
Spring wreaths are so easy to make and their variation is just endless. So many sizes, so many shapes, so many colors, so many styles, it’s almost as if anything goes! Really. Why not spruce up your front door and make a statement with an easy DIY Spring wreath? Not only will your entrance look great but your guests will feel a sense of welcome. It will also bring a little smile and cheer every time you walk up to your front door. It is amazing how one little piece of decor could transform the look of and feel of a space be it negative or positive (positive in this case). Oh and are the neighbors looking at your space? You bet they are!
In any event, you can add your own spin and style to concoct a Spring wreath and save some dough while doing so, too. The price of seasonal wreaths are OVERRATED. I tend to skip them at the store, no matter how beautiful they look. Or if I must, I find the ones on sale like at Christmas when I don’t feel like making them. I have never bought a Spring wreath. And last year was the only time I actually made a Spring one (See at the end of this post).
Let me show you how easy this was to make. Plus, it was very frugal. Most (if not all) of my seasonal decor are always frugal. Keep in mind that frugal does not always mean low quality either. Shop sales, shop off season, think DIY, re-purpose, etc. I have a post to come on some of my most recent frugal finds.
For this project, I chose colorful and easy. At first, I thought I wanted to keep the wreath pretty natural with neutral colors and accents. But then I thought to myself, let’s brighten up and bring on some spring colors. I am not talented when it comes to making elaborate, odd shaped, and fancy-pancy wreaths so I stick to a simple ready-made wreath and add stuff to it:) If you are like me and want easy and frugal here is what I did to make mine. You will need:
- One natural wooden wreath (I bought this from Jo-Ann’s Fabric in the Fall around $5). I have got to add, that I was a bit hesitant to spend the $5). But I loved the look and size and figured I could reuse it seasonally, if I decided to do so).
- A few bunches of faux flowers from the Dollar Tree (I bought 2 bunches of glittered berries in pink and purple, 1 bunch of pink lilac, and a bunch of very light yellow something else, totaling $4).
- Natural Raffia ($1 from the Dollar Tree – one pack goes a long way)
- Letter “T” for our last name ($1.47 from Walmart)
Step 1: Decide where you want to place the flowers and berries. I wanted mine to be angled on one side so I used the left side of the wreath. Stick one flower (petals facing upward) through the wreath, making sure that the stem is not showing on the other side.
Do the same with the other flower with the petals facing downward. Again, make sure the stem is tucked neatly through the wreath.
Step 2: Push a bunch of berries alongside each of the flowers making sure that the berries are facing in the same direction as the flower petals. See this next image below.
Note: I used contrasting colors to make them pop more. Looks more spring-y, too!!
Aren’t the flowers and berries gorgeous together? I am seriously loving the combo!
Step 3: Pull out some raffia from the bunch and gather them together.
Simply tie them in a bow where the stems of the flowers and berries connect.
The raffia adds a natural element to the wreath and really pulls it together.
Natural wooden wreath, flowers, berries, raffia and I thought my wreath was complete. Not quite totally. Because after all was said and done, I decided to pick up a monogrammed letter for a more personalized feel. I’d seen plenty of wreaths with letters so I thought, “why not add a little extra something”?.
This little “T” represents the beginning of our Last Name. It definitely adds a personalized look to the project!
They sell those in one of the craft isles at Walmart and they are not very expensive. Well, that is if you are only buying one or a couple. At the back of the letter is a little piece of transparent hard plastic with a hole. I used some natural looking jute string, ran it through the hole, and then attached it around a couple pieces of wood on the wreath. I wanted to use raffia to attach it but the color of the jute string blended better with the tone of the letter.
And wallah! It looks beautiful and it is so easy and so very frugal. That puts a smile on my face:) What do you think?
See last year’s variation here or by clicking on the image below.
I was about to use the one from last year but after seeing how small it looked against the door now I decided to do a bigger one. Plus I think I had removed the little flowers for something else. So this wreath is being used in the kitchen at the moment.
Do you change out wreaths seasonally? Have you made a new one or do you use the same one yearly for as long as it is in good shape? Share your Spring wreath experiences with me!!