Monday, April 2, 2012

DIY Spring Wreath

What better way to add some color to your outside appearance on these 'much awaiting the warmth' days!? A spring wreath! I love anything home made and crafty, so to the drawing boards and from other tutorials i came up with my own version..and here is how you make it =) 

You will need:
-either a straw or foam basic wreath
-about a quarter of a yard of burlap
-various fabrics in small amounts for rosettes
-a glue gun/glue sticks
-tree twigs
-wire (to hang wreath)

You start with your wreath, mine came wrapped in plastic, and i ended up leaving it in the plastic to create less mess ;)

Then take your burlap and cut it into strips, (i used wider strips (as shown) but you can also cut your strips in only 2in thick amounts for a tighter look)

and begin to tightly wrap it around the wreath, gluing as you go..

have the fabric meet in the back, and glue there, as you won't see that area

all wrapped and ready for decor!

Next i made several rosettes..

in case you didn't know rosettes are basically made by taking fabric and twisting it, then twisting it around the start of the fabric, they just take practice=)

tree branches from the great outdoors.

The finished rosettes..

feathers ..of coarse

next i did a basic layout on my table of what i would like my cluster of decor to look like...then i began to add it to the wreath..starting with what you would like to show through the back.

and ta da.. bright colored fun with a little nature and funk all mixed in!

then i cut a small piece of wire about 8 in long, looped it around the wreath, crimped it together on the back of the wreath and it's ready for hanging!

There you have it! Go have fun =)

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