Monday, April 7, 2014

New Spring Wreath

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I totally forgot I bought a wire wreath form {actually two}to try my hand at a burlap wreath.  It’s been sitting in my craft room, in a bag, for several months now.  Seeing everyone’s Spring décor reminded me of it and I decided to make up a new wreath for our front door.  I checked out Pinterest for some ideas and found these.

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Sweet Annie Wreath Wrap and glue bunches of dried sweet Annie to a wire wreath form. For variety, add other dried flowers to this pleasant-smelling wreath. Get instructions for the Sweet Annie wreath.

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Tulip wreath

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I’d like to try one similar to this hydrangea wreath for Summer through Fall. 

Flowers are also perfect for making wreaths. This one, for example, is made with a wire wreath form and some hydrangeas in different shades....

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These are the supplies I used.  I didn’t think I would have enough wire so I pulled out some floral tape, although I didn’t wind up needing it.

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I was really drawn to the pastel colors of these florals at Hobby Lobby.  Definitely very Springy!

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This is actually the first time I worked with a wire wreath form.  I usually use the grapevine wreaths.  It took me about an hour to get this to where I liked how it looked.

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I hung it on the door right away.  I don’t know if that will help Spring arrive any quicker, but I’m ready for it!

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Hobby Lobby really has some of the nicest faux florals I’ve seen.  Expensive, but nice!  Plus, it was nice to spend some shopping time with my granddaughter while I babysat her.

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Even if it’s not feeling quite like Spring yet, it was a good day because the cashier thought I was my granddaughter’s mother.  If that doesn’t put a spring in your step . . . !

Linking up with

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Swing Into Spring at DIY by Design

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Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

30 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Your spring wreath turned out so pretty!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous. I love the flowers, and such pretty colors against your door. Love it.

NanaDiana said...

Those are all gorgeous wreaths and I really LOVE yours! I have never worked with a wire wreath form either. You are right about HL's flowers. xo Diana

Okio B Designs said...

Your wreath turned out great! And what a lovely comment from the cashier. I get excited when I get proofed at Dairy Barn. =) It's the little things...

Jeanine

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Your wreath is beautiful! I still need to make one. I'm thinking just forsythia wrapped around a grave vine wreath. Have a great week! ~ Jamie

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, LOVE IT!! Your wreath turned out gorgeous. I have several sizes of the wire wreaths right now and am working on a few rag and I would like to do a boxwood wreath too.
Your looks beautiful on your door.

Have a great week.
Hugs

Stitchfork said...

Hello and welcome in spring! Very pretty!
xo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Kathy!!

JP said...

I love it, Kathy....the tulips that you used are so pretty and the lacey greens make it just perfect!
JP

Cynthia said...

Kathy, this wreath is gorgeous and when I am back at my computer I'm PINNING for sure!!! Many of the wreaths you showed I have pinned in my wreath page for inspiration. We don't have a HL near us in NJ. Maybe some day.

Cynthia

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I'm sure that made your day! Beautiful wreath Kathy!

I saw that tulip one and wanted to make one like that with daffodils and then I realized it would cost a fortune even using dollar store daffodils!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Your wreath is beautiful, Kathy. I love the flowers you chose, very spring-y. :)

Missy George said...

Very springy..I hope it helps..Love the Hydrangeas..always a favorite..

sissie said...

Wow Kathy, I love your wreath. Tulips are my favorite and this wreath really says welcome and spring!

hugs
Sissie

Dee Lapin said...

I love your spring wreath Kathy!!!

vivian said...

Your wreath turned out perfectly! And I loved seeing all the other wreaths too. Have a great week kathy!
Xoxo
Vivian

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

It's really beautiful! What kind of flowers are they, tulips? They're lovely. I've toyed with the notion of making a spring wreath for our front door but it's not a covered porch so the elements hit it hard, and you're right, the faux flowers are so expensive! So pretty.
xoKathleen

Patricia Hinkel said...

Your wreath with the tulips is stunning. I may have to make one too.

chateau chic said...

Your wreath is so pretty with all the wonderful colors of spring. And I agree, you don't look old enough to be a grandmother!!
Mary Alice

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh my gosh Kathy....the wreath is gorgeous!!!..Great job!!!...as always!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Very pretty wreath!!

Thanks so much for sharing all those inspiring wreaths!!

I usually use grapvine wreaths and have never worked with a wire wreath so this was very interesting!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Stacey said...

Your wreath turned out beautifully! I have one of those wire forms here somewhere...need to make a wreath for summer and I might copy that hydrangea. :)

Debbiedoos said...

My goodness that is a gorgeous Wreath Kathy. Looks like it would cost over 100.00 at the hobby shops. Happy Spring!

Laurie Ritchey said...

That's beautiful, Kathy. I wish I could get to H.L. more often. You've inspired me. I want to make a spring wreath. How fun when someone thinks you are young enough to have a daughter the age of your grand! laurie

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Hello, I love your spring wreath. What is the greenery you used? Was it a garland or sprigs. HL does have the best, yet expensive when not on half price. I haven't worked with a wire wreath either. Turned out so very pretty, great job!

lynn said...

charming wreath, kathy:) tfs the tutorial. yay for that cashier:)

Melissa@daisymaebelle.com said...

So pretty and fresh for Spring! Our weather is finally cooperating here in TN! Yay! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Well I was gonna say you don't look old enough to be a grandma! :) Love this wreath - you chose the perfect flowers for it.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Such a pretty wreath! I love the inspiration ones too.

rkramadh said...

Beautiful wreath! I have been wanting to make one for a while now with shells I have collected but couldn't get a grape vine wreath for some reason at HL, Michaels or Joann's! Odd. Anyway, I found your site via pinterest this week and my first thoughts exactly were "wow! She doesn't look like a grandma! Wonder what her secret is"! I love your style, very much my kinda decor and projects. TFS! Will visit often now :)

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