So the other day my son looked at our front door and said "Christmas is over" I laughed nervously at him and said "Yes, but this is a winter wreath you see here" I had removed the "Merry Christmas" part and so it looked plenty wintry to me. He just gave me a skeptical look. Truth be told, it is still winter outside, I even had to shovel snow yesterday. But he got me thinking that what I needed was a change in attitude.
So for this month's Ten on the Tenth I've decided to make a new Spring wreath for the front door. The theme is, things that we love to decorate with all the time.
And for those of you wondering what Ten on the Tenth is well, it is a group of us blogging friends who get together on this day to share a project with you, one that costs us less then ten dollars. Last month we talked about Spring projects and the month before we shared Valentine's Day ideas.
If you have followed me any length of time you know I love my wreaths. In fact they have a page all of their own. But all of those wreaths, except for the one mentioned above, are in Greece. So it is time to make a new one for my new home.
What I used:
I also used a few things I had at home
The How to:
This was a pretty easy wreath to make and it took me about 5 minutes.
The first step was to wrap the chambray ribbon with the lace around the wreath form. I just tucked the ends into the back, no glue needed. I really love that ribbon, it actually came like that with the lace on top of the chambray.
I then took the two white flower bunches and bent them into curved shapes. I tucked the bottoms into the ribbon so the flowers would be in opposite directions.
In order to place the yellow tulips in the center I also bend them and tucked them into the ribbon. But then I pulled them and arranged them so they would spread all around.
However this can be tricky at times because the plastic stems will not stay bent. In this case I took a piece of transparent ribbon I already had, and wound it around the bottom of the wreath. This serves to separate the flowers and keep them in place so they look like a fan.
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And because I wanted to add a bit of a rustic touch I wound a piece of twine all around over the chambray part of the ribbon.
And the final addition, a small felt bird that I happened to have around the house.
Nothing brings a smile to my face like a pretty wreath on the front door of the house! It doesn't have to be fancy, and it certainly doesn't have to cost a lot as I have just shown with this simple wreath. In fact I spent about 9 dollars on this one. And because nothing has been glued down I can reuse all the materials on future projects.
Once I hung it up on the door I made sure to show it to my son, the skeptic and say "See here, the wintry wreath is gone!" Just so he'll know that I actually pay attention to his grumblings.
I make wreaths every chance I get and feel this is a simple and fun way to decorate. I've made some silly wreaths in my time which I'd rather forget. But my favorite wreath has to be this one that was made with items from mother nature herself. And the cost...zero!
Of course you don't need a grumpy son to prod you along and put you in a Springtime mood. All you need to do is make a simple to make a wreath and add instant color to your home.
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I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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