Winter’s grip is finally loosening. Spring is in the air. Celebrate with this easy DIY Springtime wreath that’ll make you want to kick off those boots and walk barefoot in some new grass!
Don’t you just hate that time of the year when the calendar says “Spring,” but the weather still says “Winter?” I am definitely ready to take down the Valentine’s Day decor and put up some Spring decorations! And I really needed a new Spring front door wreath.
I have seen versions of sweet little Springtime wreaths that look like fresh new grass all over Pinterest the past few years and decided this year it was time to make my own!
Here is the original one I saw several years ago.
Isn’t it sweet?
Here is mine. I think it turned out great, even though I modified it quite a bit from the original. I’ll tell you why in just a minute…
The truth is I’m a bit of a perfectionist. And I wanted my wreath to look like the Pinterest one. But, I had a HORRIBLE time finding green fun fur yarn. I’ve used fun fur yarn in lots of other projects, like my spooky eyeball wreath, but no luck finding green! I checked everywhere locally and online and found lots of other colors, but no green. Out of desperation, I finally decided on using eyelash yarn instead. It is not as fluffy as fun fur, but it was the closest I could find.
SPRINGTIME WREATH SUPPLIES
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- A 16″ styrofoam wreath
- 1 1/2″ long pink pearlized pins
- 1 yd. flower trim (I got mine at Joann’s, but here’s another cute one with pastel flowers on Amazon.
- Lime green eyelash yarn. The brand I used is ICE. See it here.
- Base layer of yarn. The other yarn I used was Bernat Pipsqueak in lime.
HOW TO MAKE THE SPRINGTIME WREATH
Base layer of yarn on foam wreath.
Because the eyelash yarn isn’t as full as the fun fur yarn, I was afraid the foam would show through. So I decided to have a layer of green yarn as the “Base.” I simply tied the yarn onto the wreath and kept wrapping, making sure it stayed pretty taut and didn’t droop. At the end I simply tucked the yarn underneath the previous layers so it wouldn’t unravel.
Once that part was done, it felt and looked like a very cozy bathrobe 🙂
Adding the eyelash yarn.
Because the eyelash yarn isn’t as fluffy as the fun fur yarn, it didn’t look right as I wove the strands close together (like in the original wreath). I debated on whether to add the eyelash yarn at all, but that was the part that REALLY made the other wreath so cute, so I decided to try it and see what it looked like. I knew I could always just take it back off. 🙂
So, I decided to simply spread it out more so that it would still have the fuzziness of grass. I wasn’t too worried because there were lots of flowers for it, too.
Next, add a second layer of eyelash yarn.
It was still not fuzzy enough for my liking with just one layer, so I added a second layer of eyelash yarn, going the opposite way.
This gave it a nice pattern and it definitely looked more like grass.
Again, I simply tucked the last little bit underneath other layers on the back side of the wreath.
Prepping the flowers.
Simply snip the flowers apart with scissors. Mine didn’t unravel at all.
Pinning the flowers.
This was the fun part. Simply attach the flowers to the wreath by poking the long pink pin through the center of the flower. Using the same color pins for all the flowers gives them a cohesive look, no matter how many colors of flowers you have.
Here’s a close up.
We had a long piece of cream colored ribbon that we used for the hanger. I didn’t want to use magenta because my front door is dark red and I thought it would blend in too much.
Adding a bow.
The ribbon was my 16-year-old daughter’s and she managed to find one of her old pink barrettes, too. So we simply added that to the ribbon to give it a bit more color!
Making the sign.
My daughter volunteered to make it for me. 🙂 We used a short wooden skewer as the pole and she simply made her sign from card stock. You could also easily make a printed one, too. But her sign makes our Springtime wreath one of a kind. 🙂
And here’s the final view of our Springtime wreath on our front door!
I don’t know about you, but I am definitely ready for Spring decorations!
I think you will find this wreath to be an easy and inexpensive project, and a lot of fun to make, too!
I still wish my wreath was more grassy, but I really do like the way it turned out. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Happy Spring decorating!!!
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