I love wreaths. I love wreaths for their classic look and versatility. I love that they symbolize, like a wedding band, the forever, the eternity, the never ending. Whether it’s for your front door, or décor for your upcoming shower or wedding, a wreath always gives the feeling of welcoming.
Now that the weather is finally beginning to cooperate in the Pacific Northwest, I’m ready to revamp my go-to wreath for Spring.
Around Christmas time we shared a winter-inspired wreath using an old wine barrel rim as my base.
Wreaths are super easy and quick to put together, making them a great piece to add to any celebration.
First, gather clippings from your favorite bush or tree around your house (Shhhhh, don’t tell, but I snuck into my parent’s yard and clipped a bit from my mom’s two favorites, the magnolia tree (or tulip tree as she calls it) and her prize possession, the wisteria that climbs around one of the fence posts. A little trimming never hurt anyone!).
Now you can gather your supplies. In fact, you probably have most of them on hand. Here’s what you need to get started:
- A circular base (get creative!)
- Floral wire or similar, small gauge
- Wire clippers
- Pruning shears
- Foliage and floral clippings from your yard
Next, position the clippings around your base. Begin with the foliage and then your flowers.
Then set them aside and taking one by one, secure the clippings to the base with floral wire. If you don’t have floral wire, you could use fishing line or string or similar.
Lift the wreath to make sure everything is secure. You may need to add another wire so the foliage doesn’t flop over.
Be sure to go back through to clip any excess wire and fold inside so there aren’t any sharp edges.
And within minutes, you have a new look for the season, or for your near-future celebrations. Turn it around until you find the best position to hang.
This one definitely won’t last as long as the winter wreath that had evergreens and holly, but I think we’ll enjoy it for a handful of days.
For more wreath inspiration, visit our Pinterest board Spring Wedding Wreaths.
Tell us, what’s your favorite spring wreath?