Spring Wreath Making 101

Snow Daffodil

Ah, the first blooms of spring! It’s that time of year again when Old Man Winter steps aside to make way for an abundance of beautiful flowers. Our thoughts turn to backyard barbecues and fabulous days in the sun. Spring is a popular time for cleaning the house and updating our décor. Making a new wreath for the front door is a nice way to celebrate the warmer weather and to welcome your guests.

Pink & Fuchsia Spring Wreath

Pink Spring Wreath

Pink & Blue Spring Wreath

Pink Blue Wreath

Blue Floral Spring Wreath

Blue Floral Wreath

Pink Berries Wreath

Pink Berry Wreath

How To Make A Multi-Color Spring Wreath:

Butterflies are a hot trend this year, and you can easily incorporate their brilliant colors in many ways around your home on tablecloths, napkins, pillows, and floral arrangements. This wreath was not only fun and easy to make, but it was also inexpensive. Similar ready made wreaths sell for $60, and even when there is a sale or discount coupon, it can still cost $24 to $30. The project described below cost approximately $12, and it’s just as pretty as the more expensive versions.

Butterfly Wreath

Choosing a base is the first step in wreath making. There are multiple options, including wreaths made from foam, standard or wispy grapevines, metal wire, and straw. In terms of ornamentation, you can use flowers, berries, seashells, or leaves. A flower garland, which included attached butterflies, made this project quicker and easier to assemble.

All you will need to complete this project is a grapevine wreath, a flower garland, a pair of scissors, and some brown twine. Choose a starting point and tie the garland to the grapevine, arranging the flowers and hiding the ties with leaves as you go. Repeat this process until the entire base is covered. Stand back to look at the wreath, and then make any adjustments by shifting the garland and adding ties. Twine or a ribbon can be used to hang this wreath on the door. Compliments are sure to follow.

Tip: You could use a glue gun, in lieu of twine, but I would advise against it. Glue can be messy and stringy, which can create havoc with the vines. By using twine, there’s no mess, it is easily adjustable, and best of all, if you decide want to make something new, simply cut the ties, remove the garland and reuse the grapevine wreath. You could also reuse the garland for another project.

Happy Crafting!