Spring is here and Easter is fast approaching! Perfect time for a DIY Spring Wreath! A few weeks ago, I was on the hunt for something to spruce up my front door for Easter, but nothing seemed to fit my style.
My style is simple, clean and modern but found everything too traditional, too busy or too blah. Easy fix for a crafter but even the most amateur could put this one together. Mine is Easter-themed but this can be easily adapted to accommodate your style. Incorporate flowers, butterflies and bright colours for instance to make it your version of spring.
This wreath was very inexpensive to put together. I started with a 12″ straw wreath, egg garlands in two different sizes and a skein of super bulky baby blanket yarn.
Selecting a wreath
Truth be told, I wasn’t looking to spend a great deal. I chose the least expensive wreath I could get my hands on. Sadly, the straw wreath shed like crazy! Bits of straw were everywhere. It was a stark reminder of “you get what you pay for”. But I had a plan – I knew I’d need to wrap it to minimize any additional sweeping this thing was going to create. I like crafting – house chores I do not!
The baby blanket yarn was perfect for this purpose. It was thick, incredibly soft and the Vanilla shade complimented the pastels of the egg garland.
Anyways enough of the preamble, let’s get to how to make this awesome DIY Spring wreath.
Materials for DIY Spring Wreath
- 1 12″ straw wreath
- 1 skein of super bulky baby blanket yarn
- Spring/Easter garland or ornaments in medium and large sizes
- 4 or 5 small ornaments for the mini garland (optional)
- Glue gun
- Needle and string or thread
- Pen or marker to mark where the mini garland should
- Ribbon for creating a loop for hanging the wreath
Instructions for DIY Spring Wreath
STEP 1: ATTACH YARN TO DIY SPRING WREATH
Using the glue gun, attach the end of the yarn to the straw wreath.
STEP 2: WRAP YARN AROUND WREATH
Wrap the yarn through the center of the wreath and wrap around the outside of the wreath. Wrapping the wreath minimizes the shedding of the straw.
STEP 3: SECURE END OF YARN TO THE WREATH
Repeat wrapping until the entire wreath is wrapped. Once the entire wreath is wrapped, again use the glue gun to secure the end of the yarn to the wreath. Trim any excess yarn.
STEP 4: SEPARATE ORNAMENTS FROM GARLAND
If using garland, you’ll need to cut the string of the garland so you can remove the ornaments. If using loose ornaments, you can proceed to the next step.
STEP 5: AFFIX ORNAMENTS TO WREATH
Using the glue gun start affixing the ornaments to the wreath. There is no prescribed order, you just want to make sure that you fill in the gaps as much as possible. I started with the medium sized ornaments, affixing them a little apart and then filled in the gaps with the small sized ornaments.
STEP 6: FILL WREATH WITH ORNAMENTS
Continue attaching ornaments until you have achieved your desired look.
STEP 7 (Optional): CREATE MINI GARLAND
Using 4 or 5 of the small ornaments, use a needle and string to thread together a few of the ornaments to make a mini garland. I used the string from one of my garlands as the “thread”.
Tie a knot at the bottom on the garland making sure the knot is large enough so the ornaments can’t slip through. This may need you to make multiple knots. Using your glue gun, secure the knot to the ornament that rests on it.
STEP 8 (Optional): MARK THE SPOT FOR THE MINI GARLAND
Using a pen or marker, mark a small dot on the back top center of the wreath. This is the spot where the garland should hang from.
STEP 9 (Optional): SEW THE MINI GARLAND ONTO THE WREATH
Sew the mini garland onto the dot marked in step 9 above.
STEP 10: ATTACH RIBBON LOOP FOR HANGING THE WREATH
Fold the ribbon into a loop and sew onto the back of the wreath. This should be sewn the same spot where the mini garland is attached to the wreath.
Congratulations! You made a super easy wreath for spring.
Did you make this DIY spring wreath?
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