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Make your own Easy DIY Spring Wreath with this step by step tutorial!
Spring fever has officially hit HARD at our house! Ella keeps asking to go play outside and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to retire my winter coat for a month or eight.
Decor wise, it’s spring at our house, and we were due for a new wreath, so I thought it would be cute to whip up an Easter wreath! I have seen some cute bunny ones, but I wanted to do something more faith-based because He is why we have Easter, after all. 🙂
Naturally Hobby Lobby and iced coffee were calling my name, so I “shopped” for some wreath inspiration on Pinterest, then made it my own, which is kind of my classic move when I make anything.
If you need one for your front door, you’re in the right place!
To do an Easter Wreath like mine, here’s the materials you’ll need:
- Grapevine wreath. I recommend wreaths like these!
- Large hydrangeas + some springy greenery. The colors are completely up to you, but I loved the look of white hydrangeas alternated with pink hydrangeas!
- “He is risen” piece for the center. I got mine at Hobby Lobby!
- Cross or Burlap bow. You can buy a cute one, or make one out of lacey burlap like I did!
- Butterflies. These are such a cute accent! I found mine at Hobby Lobby.
- Hot glue gun. This one is my all-time favorite! I always make sure to have lots of glue stick refills on hand.
- Needle nose pliers.
- Wire cutters.
- Good quality craft wire.
- Good coffee and good music!
- For the first five items, I went to Hobby Lobby, but you could do this as thrifty as you want if you’re able to find something you’re happy with.
- I looked at Dollar Tree and Dollar General first and was completely underwhelmed at the selection of faith-based items (literally zero). I knew I wanted something that said “He is risen” and possibly a cross. Hobby Lobby never disappoints!
- Now grab your coffee, put on some good music, and let’s get craftin’!
1. Spray paint any pieces necessary day before. I did the “He is risen” piece in white because I have a red door and wanted it to pop. Allow about a day to dry so it isn’t tacky.
2. Use wire cutters to remove pieces from bundles. You basically want to make it look like mulch. Leave enough stem to weave it through your wreath!
3. Tidy up messy places on the wreath. Just a little bit! It is supposed to be rustic, but it’s like bedhead. Even if you’re going for a messier look, you still need to smooth it out.
4. Layout pieces & play with arrangement. Now it’s starting to get fun! First you’ll want to decide what your top and bottom of the wreath will be, then take your pieces and move them around until you get it right.
5. Secure focal point with wire. Usually, when I make wreaths, my focal points are about as light as a brick; but this one was SO light and fragile that I was afraid I was going to break it trying to secure it! I normally do wire in about 3 or 4 places. This time, I got away with two places on the bottom and hot gluing around the top. Make sure to cover the wire with flowers.
Just wrap your wire around your piece, put it through a secure part of your wreath, turn it over and give it a twist! Secure with hot glue. I always use pliers to get it more snug, turn it inward, then do a dot of hot glue over the sharp part of the wire to avoid cuts.
6. Arrange flowers how you like. Sometimes you can get away with just hot glue. These are lighter flowers so that’s what I did this time. If you find that they aren’t secure enough, you can always take some wire and secure them the same way we did the focal point.
You’ll want to kind of weave the flowers through the wreath. Work your way all the way around the wreath, then go back through and secure with hot glue. If they’re still kind of loose, re-enforce with wire the same way we did the focal point.
7. Add green springy guys and secure with hot glue. I never used to like the springy things, but they’ve kind of grown on me and I felt like they REALLY added a pop to this wreath especially! Just stick and tuck all over and secure with your hot glue.
8. Add cross, or do a 180 like I did. I had every intention of doing a cross, but I never loved this one, and the more I looked at it, the more I didn’t like it. So I made a bow instead with some burlap ribbon I had on hand.
If making bows isn’t your jam, they sell some really cute ones that are already made, too!
I couldn’t take pictures and make the bow at the same time so I’ll do my best to explain it. I kind of wung it, but basically, to make a bow, all you do is pinch it between your fingers of your nondominant hand and make some loops.
Make sure you’re leaving some extra for the tails on either end. Then you just kind of go back and forth with the ribbon, making loops, until it’s how you like it.
Pinch it in the center and secure with wire. Make sure you do another piece of wire through to secure it with later. If that didn’t make any sense at all, this might explain it better:
Cut your tails to the length you like then use a scrap piece to glue around the center. I folded the ends and cut them at a diagonal to make the pendant look.
9. Secure your bow on with wire, then re-enforce with hot glue.
10. Secure your butterflies with hot glue. I ended up liking the butterflies a lot more than I thought I would! I thought it was a cool subliminal reference to the life and resurrection of Jesus.
Plus, Sophia whole-heartedly approved, so win win!
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