My sister Rachel sent me a VERY cruel text message yesterday. It was her weather forecast from Las Vegas, NV of 80 degrees and sunny. Jealous! It's not even close to that here! Its gray, windy, bitterly cold, and feeling far from spring. This is the time of year I long to go back south, but when its 115 degrees in July, I get to return her taunt with our forecast of 90 and gorgeous. Ha!
SO wherever you are, whatever your temps, here is a little bit of spring! I made this wreath for a friend that needed a gift for her Mother-in-Law. She told me that her Mother-in-Law was always giving her crafty gifts and wanted to give her a bit of spring. I tried my best. Some happy colors and some little lady bugs to stomp out that dreary gray and bring in some color and sunshine. The possibilities, color combos, and embellishments could be endless!
It was super easy and I highly recommend updating your porch wreath with some fun colors. My next wreath is going to be a gray chevron wreath for Easter so stay tuned! Here's the how to for our Happy Spring Wreath:
1) Straw or foam wreath form ($5 at Hobby Lobby)
2) Burlap ribbon or regular burlap cut into long strips($4.99 at Hobby Lobby for ribbon or $3 a yard for regular)
3) Red Chevron Burlap Ribbon ($4.99 at Hobby Lobby)
4) Yellow Chevron Burlap Ribbon(I already had on hand but also $4.99 at Hobby Lobby)
5) Pearl pins ($1.89 at Walmart)
6) Lady bugs ($2.99 from Hobby Lobby)
7) Hot glue gun and glue sticks (hand on hand)
8) Twine (had on hand)
Wreath How To:
1) Take the burlap ribbon and wrap it around the wreath form covering it all. Secure with hot glue.
2) Make burlap flowers in the colors or patters of your choice. Secure with pins until you are satisfied with your arrangement. Then glue permanently with hot glue. (Here is a link for a good how to on burlap flowers: http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/burlap-roses-tutorial)
3) Place your lady bugs, or other type of detail, where you desire and hot glue to secure.
3) Make your bow and place in desired location. Hot glue to secure. You may also use wreath wire if you have some to double secure it if your bow is large or heavy.
Bow How To:
1) Take your ribbon and from end to end (about a 12 to 16 inch strip) and make a circle. Ends slightly overlapping each other.
2) With your hands, grip the center tightly with the end to the back(you should see a bow shape) and wrap twine around the middle. Hot glue the twine at the back of the bow. Ta da!
3) You can add the long ends that poke out from underneath by adding a strip underneath the bow. Cut the ends for the V shape if desired. Super easy!
As always if you have questions, leave a comment!
I hope this happy colored wreath inspires some spring crafts! Lets will in Spring and see green grass and sun again!