Making Spring Wreaths
Ah, springtime. Birds are chirping, buds are emerging, and if you’re where I am, sleet is encrusting the earth with a reminder that winter hasn’t quite given up her hold. In an effort to ring in spring regardless of the temperature outside, I recently crafted a wreath to adorn my front door. Until my garden blooms with actual flowers, I will happily settle for some handmade fabric and ribbon ones, nestled in verdant-yet-faux moss and topped with a vintage button from the collection I seem to be growing–and promising myself I will actually use. Set it all in a rustic grapevine wreath and it’s sure to bring a smile and a promise of new life whenever I open the door. Happy Spring!
- Grapevine wreath
- Handful of moss (I used Reindeer Moss from Hobby Lobby)
- Several strips of fabric, about 1-2 inches wide
- A strip or two of coordinating ribbon
- A pretty button or small charm/trinket, etc.
- Glue gun
Let’s see that fantastic button again.
Step 1: Make your fabric and ribbon flowers. These have been around a while, but I’m just not over them yet. I put them on everything from wreaths to baby headbands to pillows. A pretty accent that’s easy to make.
Step 2: Arrange and glue flowers to wreath. Add button or other adornment.
Step 3: Glue on bits of moss, tucking pieces around and between the flowers.
Step 4: Hang and admire!
Jenn Discher writes about homemaking with intention, beauty, and mirth at A Simple Haven. She enjoys making pretty things out of random bits, painting furniture, hosting just about anything, and combating the rampant overuse of the apostrophe.