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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. 

Easter wreath with burlap bow and hydrangeas

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.
  • Scissors. 
  • Needle nose pliers.
  • Wire cutters.
  • Good quality craft wire.
  • Good coffee and good music!

Notes:

  • 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’!
Easter wreath supplies

Directions:

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!

Wire cutters cutting greenery
Wire cutters cutting greenery stems
Cut up floral bundles to make wreath
This how how you want it to look. It gets worse before it gets better!

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.

Messy grapevine wreath
Like this place was a little insane.
Grapevine wreath cleaned up
Good as new!

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.

wreath supplies placement

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.

how to secure focal point on wreath with wire

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.

twisting wire to secure focal point on wreath

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.

weaving stems into grapevine wreath

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.

hot gluing flowers into wreath

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: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnViTRHr8OQ

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.

wire through back of burlap bow

9. Secure your bow on with wire, then re-enforce with hot glue.

twisted wire around wreath to hold bow
burlap bow secured to wreath

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.

butterfly on wreath

Plus, Sophia whole-heartedly approved, so win win!

He is risen wreath with bow and flowers
He is risen wreath with flowers and bow

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did creating it! If you did, share it with a friend, and pin it for later!

He is risen wreath graphic

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