Spring is unofficially here, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and the weather has warmed up. And to celebrate I have gotten together with my friends to host a spring blog hop.
And for spring to roll in, I'm showing you how to make a green wreath for spring. I have a whole collection of them here on the blog. Of course I was not always a wreath maker. You can see my first attempt here. It was not bad, but I think I've managed to improve a bit.
As always I start out with this cardboard donut shape. I simply cut it out using two different sized bowls.
The next step is to add a neutral color fabric. Just cut strips of fabic and wrap them around the donut shape. I use a stapler to hold them together.
This can serve as a foundation for the rest of your wreath. I have used it before in the schitzophrenic wreath which shows a bit of this neutral underneath.
In this case, I really did not need this neutral base since I covered the whole shape with other fabric, as you'll see below.
And then I build up from here. This time I was looking through my fabric stash and found some pretty fabrics that are not your typical pastels. They had blues and greens. And we all know that green is the pantone color of the year so I figured I'd use them. I cut them into strips and wrapped them on either side of the wreath.
The next step was to add more color, after all it's a spring wreath.
To me spring means the green grass, the green leaves on the trees. By the time summer rolls around here in Greece the grass has dried out and looks parched from all the heat. All I can think about it taking a dive in the water, hence the color blue is summer!
But back to spring, Yes! Green is the color of spring. Oh and it also happens to be my favorite color. Betcha didn't know that! My green was not exactly the Greenery color, but it was close enough for my purposes.
And then I added a burlap ribbon just to break up all that green.
And of course flowers picked fresh from the farm.
And more flowers...
I simply tuck them into the burlap ribbon all around. No gluing no hard work at all.
And they actually stay put! My kind of easy project!
But I wasn't done. Taking my cue from the patterned strips of fabric I had added. I tied different colored ribbon over the burlap. See how the blue is echoed in the fabric next to it?
A bit of brown cord.
Some orange braided ribbon...
And a bit of lavender!
I also added another ribbon on top in white to give it extra fullness.
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I love using greenery and real flowers in my wreaths. They make it much more interesting than just some plastic flowers. Although I must admit I have been known to use them on occasion too.
In fact you can see my all time favorite wreath here. It was made with nothing more than nature herself.
And that is how to make a Green wreath for spring. Not only do I have green elements but I also have the green color!
I hope you have a chance to try out this simple way to make a wreath. Do you also incorporate real plants and flowers in your decor?
And now scroll on down to add your spring crafts and ideas. And if you aren't a blogger take a look at all the creative ideas from our friends.
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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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