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Make Your Own Spring Wreath



I don't consider myself a Do-It-Yourself kind of person, but I do consider myself thrifty. If I could make it, then why not? With the change of seasons, I like changing up the decor around my home, I would prefer not to have a Valentines Day at Easter and Easter when Spring has officially begun. I wasn't always like that, however. I was one of those who would have their Christmas tree still up in mid-February and use to think, why take it down just to put it right back up in a few months, even if those few months was 11 months away. Yeah that was me! However, life changed as I aged and while I still take a few things easily, a few things have remained constant. One of them is the way I spend money. Don't get me wrong, I still spend money on the things I need, but I always think twice about getting things I want. Just recently I went to my local Home Goods to get a Spring Wreath. I had an idea of what I wanted and I knew it had to contain spring like flowers. However, what I didn't expect was the exorbitant fees associated with wreaths nowadays. While I saw a few that I loved, I couldn't justify spending that much money, especially on something I knew that I could make. Luckily my Home Goods is just a few stores away from JoAnn's, I'm talking about two stores away in the shopping plaza so I went there and I'm so happy I did. They were having an amazing sale and the supplies I needed were all on sale. I was able to save so much more by making it myself and I didn't do a bad job. Here's how you can Make Your Own Spring Wreath.

Spring Wreath


Supplies Needed:

Fake Flowers
12" Styrofoam Wreath
Glue, Glue Gun
Wide Ribbons of your choosing
Other Spring Decor *optional* (found at local Dollar Store)


Directions

Step 1. Start off by wrapping your ribbon around your Styrofoam wreath. Glue the end to the Styrofoam and then start wrapping. We originally started off using E6000 but realized that it doesn't work as great on Styrofoam as it does on other things so switched to the glue gun. While you can glue as you go, I found that it wasn't necessary and once you wrapped it stayed put.


Step 2. Depending on how long your ribbon is you may only need 1 roll. However we used 2 rolls of ribbons. Once you get to the end, glue the end together to the Styrofoam wreath. Cut off the excess that you do not need.


Step 3. Pull the flowers from their stems. They are usually pretty easy to take off and Madison even helped.


Step 4. Attach your flowers to your now wrapped wreath form with the hot glue. You can do them in a floral color pattern like I did, or any way you like. Remember this is all yours and it's going to be unique.


I also picked up some spring decor (birds and butterflies) at my local dollar store and attached them to the wreath.


If you have left over ribbons, attach a small piece to the back so that you can hang it. I had a wide red ribbon that I also decided to use. I shaped it into a bow and attached it to the front of the wreath giving it a more festive look.


Can you believe how easy this was to make? Now while I picked up my supplies at JoAnn's you can also find all the supplies at your local dollar store. If you decide to get your supplies there, this entire project will cost you less than $10. This craft project was thrifty, a lot of fun and I think it turned out pretty great too. For more decor inspirations, check out our post on Spring Crafts to Decorate Your Home.

Let's discuss: Do you usually buy or make your own home decorations? 

Annmarie John
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  1. That turned out so pretty! I am in GREAT need of a new Spring wreath, too. And I adore Joanne's! It's easy for me to spend far too much time there...

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    1. Oh my goodness Kristen, I spent so much time there myself and I plan on going back quite possibly today since I have a project I want to work on.

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  2. It's definitely pretty, and Scarlet would looooove the colors. I never even thought of making my own, but it's a lovely thing to do.

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    1. Tamara I think I'm done buying and the good thing about this is that you can make it the way you want. I have a Fall, Christmas, and Easter that I purchased but I might even make new ones.

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  3. This is the perfect spring/summer decoration! I love the little birds and butterfly you added.

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    1. That's what I was thinking when I saw it. The monarchs are my fave!! This wreath rocks!

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    2. Thank you @LIz. I think it came out pretty good although I might still do a new one for the summer.

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    3. Thank you @Rosey. I wasn't even thinking of adding the butterflies but decided to add it at the last minute. :)

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  4. This is a great idea for a wreath. I will have to get the supplies i need to make one for my door.

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    1. Oh the supplies are way cheaper than what you'll spend buying one.

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  5. It takes a little more effort when you decorate by the season, but it's also very rewarding and FUN! I love decorating for Spring, it makes the house look so full of life and colors. Especially since there's a lot of flowers readily available. The wreath you made is awesome, I love the splash of colors and that butterfly makes it look more pretty!

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    1. Thank you. I think it came out pretty great as well. I You can always get decor from your dollar store so it's not terribly expensive.

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  6. This is such a great idea! The wreath is so colorful and pretty.

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  7. That is the most colorful and beautiful wreath that won't give my kids allergies!!! We should do this as our art project in homeschool.

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    1. Oh it most certainly won't give them allergies. If your kids have allergies then you most certainly can't go wrong with this and it will be something for you do together.

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  8. What a pretty wreathe! I love simple crafts that my kids can do together. This wouldn't cost too much either.

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    1. No it most certainly won't cost an arm or a leg to make and it'll be fun doing it with the kids.

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  9. Omg how cute is this?!? I love crafting and making my own anything because it's then a one of a kind. Strange thing is now that I blog all things foodie and crafty I feel I don't do those types of things as much and I've been buying a lot of things I use to craft up because it's "easier" lol...

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    1. Yeah that was me too but I've stopped blogging as much as I used to so now I also have a lot more time to craft stuff.

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  10. I love this Spring wreath! The colors pop and the birds and butterflies really finish off the Spring-y look to it.

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    1. Thank you Jess. I thought it might have been overkill but when it was all done I actually love it.

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  11. What a cute idea, I love all the bright colors! I buy these flowers myself and make hair clips out of them for my girls.

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    1. Daisies are truly beautiful flowers and you can do so much with them. I can see them making beautiful hair clips.

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  12. spring wreaths bring me joy! this one is so fun!

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  13. It's so simple to follow. It also look really colorful and creative,

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    1. Yes it really is super easy and the color is what really makes it pop.

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  14. This is such a cool DIY idea! These are so beautiful and perfect for spring! :D

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    1. Most certainly. When you think of flowers and bird, you usually think of Spring. :)

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  15. Fresh flowers are always good. How many days do they last in your experience? How do you prolong their color and freshness when they are up there like in the wreath?

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    1. Fred these were made with fake flowers. I don't think I'd be able to do this with fresh flowers but they do look rather fresh. :)

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  16. Your wreath is beautiful! Apart from having a cost-effective decor, it's also fun doing it! I love crafts! I just don't have the time to do it.

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    1. You just have to make some time. Unlike what most people think, it really doesn't take that long to do craft unless you have some big project. This took me about 30 minutes.

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  17. This looks adorable... Love the wya you've decorated it with birds and butterflies which make it just awesome.

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    1. Thank you. I decided to add them at the last minute and it turned out pretty great in my opinion too.

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  18. This is a lovely piece of craft and saw it is on pinterest sometime back. Thought of doing with my kids.

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    1. There might be tons of them on Pinterest because making wreaths are just so easy to do.

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  19. DIY stuff is always so special. Loved this recipe to a beautiful wreath. Keep them coming.

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  20. The butterfly is a pretty nice touch to the wreath! I love how the wreath is made of something light and safe, great for kids!

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    1. Totally safe and even better for those with spring time allergies.

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  21. Very pretty. Wish I was that talented.

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  22. I like what I see on here. Many thanks for the beautiful wreaths.

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  23. so creative! i would never have thought of doing this. i love the look of yours :)

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    1. Well now that you have an idea, feel free to recreate one of your very own.

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  24. It looks fun and festive! Love how it's sooo affordable to make on your own. :)

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    1. It really is and it could have been even more affordable if I had gotten my supplies from the dollar store.

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