Are you ready for Spring to make its appearance?!? Me too! After Christmas, I am over Winter. 😬 The first snow fall is beautiful, but after that, not so much. 😖 Plus I miss the sunshine and the smell of fresh cut grass. ☹️
I was going to wait to do this tutorial, but I have been itching to make a wreath for the upcoming Spring season, and I just couldn’t wait any longer. Patience is not a strength of mine. 😂🙄 I initially planned on using a grapevine wreath, but when I was organizing my craft supplies last week, I found a large embroidery hoop (left over from a previous project) and immediately knew that I wanted to use it for my Spring wreath.
Here is the finished product in all its glory! What do you all think?!? If you love it and want to learn how to make your own keep on reading. 😊
I have really come to love making my own wreaths. The possibilities to style them are endless and they can make any space pop. The best part, it only took 20 Minutes! I put it together while baby K was down for his nap and finished this tutorial. Say what?!? That’s what I call a win, win! See, 👇🏻 napping baby K. 😍
I might be a little biased, but isn’t baby K THE cutest little napper?!? 😊
Ok, now back to wreath making…
- Large embroidery hoop
- Hot glue gun & glue stick
- Wire cutters
- Ribbon (optional)
- Flowers & greenery of your choice
I used all faux florals: 1 stem of lambs ear, 2 anemones, & 1 peony that I purchased from Afloral online, but you can find flowers at any craft supply store. I prefer Hobby Lobby. I think they have the best selection. Plus it gives you a reason to go to Hobby Lobby! 😍
Tip: Keep in mind the weight of the flowers you use. Too much weight can cause the wreath to hang lopsided. I would recommend evenly distributing the flowers on each side from the center of the hoop.
Step 1: Remove the leaves and blooms from the stems. If you are using faux flowers the heads of the flower usually pop right out. If they don’t, you will need wire cutters to cut them.
Step 2: Play around with how you want the flowers to lay on your hoop. Do this before securing the flowers to the hoop.
Tip: Take a picture of your design so you can reference it as you secure the flowers and greenery to the hoop.
Step 3: Plug your glue gun in and lay the hoop in the desired position.
Tip: If you want to cover the metal piece on the hoop, turn the hoop upside down (where you will secure the flowers).
Step 4: Starting with the greenery and one at a time, apply glue to the end of the stem and secure it to the hoop, referencing the picture you took of your original design.
Side note, please excuse my unmanicured nails. 😂😬
Step 5: Repeat step 4 until all the flowers are secured to the hoop.
Step 6: Optional. Cut a piece of ribbon for the top of the wreath. After you have the bow the way you want it, cut the ends of the ribbon at an angle.
Step 7: Hang your new simple Spring wreath!
I love my new wreath! It is simple and elegant. Plus it was super fast & easy to put together! I definitely plan on making more like this in the near future.
Well friends that’s it for this post. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and feel inspired to make your own. If you do please tag me on Instagram @acarriedaffairdesigns so I can see it! Until next time. Xoxo