I am so ready for spring. Don’t get me wrong, winter can be fun, especially when you use a pair of snowshoes and are the crazy dog mom to two sled dogs, but I really can’t wait for warm weather, the leaves on trees, flowers, and green grass. So, with this DIY Fresh Spring Wreath, I’m bringing a bit of spring into my apartment so I can enjoy it a little bit earlier than I normally would have.
One of my favorites things about this spring wreath is that it is so customizable to what you like. I love aromatic eucalyptus (and how well it dries) so I decided to use that as my base. But look around to see what you can find, I got all of my foliage from Trader Joes- I love how inexpensive their flowers are- but if you can find something elsewhere go for it! And if you don’t want to deal with live plants, grab some silk ones from a craft store!
What You’ll Need:
A Large Grapevine Wreath (mine is from Michaels.)
Foliage of Your Choice
Scissors or Wire Cutters
1- I like to start out by cutting pieces of the floral wire in 2 to three inch sections so I don’t have to cut as I go along.
2- Start with your base. Press the larger, woody side of the eucalyptus into your grapevine, often that side doesn’t need anything else to secure it. As for the top of your branch, secure that with floral wire by wrapping a piece underneath a grapevine branch, looping it over your eucalyptus stalk, and twisting it down into the grapevine.
3- Repeat until you’re satisfied! There is no right or wrong here, this wreath is meant to look rustic, so it can be as lush or as sparse as you’d prefer. Do, however, make sure to pick up the wreath and look at it as it will be hanging- it might look great on the floor but be missing a spot when hanging!
4. Start in with your flowers and leaves. These are the parts that will wilt and die if you’ve opted for fresh foliage, so you want to secure them without overwhelming them with wire for when you want to replace them. To do this, weave the flowers in and out of the secure eucalyptus and grapevine, only securing when necessary!
5. Hold your wreath up and make sure everything stays in place when it is lifted, then secure.
6. You’re finished! Wasn’t that easy!?!
I am all about bringing spring inside (or onto the door!) and would love to know what you do to decorate your home for spring! Let me know in the comments below!
Prefer this DIY Fresh Spring Wreath on video? Take a peek below!
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