Spring Wreaths | With Forsythia & Burlap!
With this unusual warm winter we are having in NY, I keep wondering if my Forsythia will be confused and want to bloom early! I’d love to see that yellow color, so I have some artificial forsythia that I used in my spring wreath to brighten up my kitchen while we wait for spring to officially arrive.
This spring wreath is really is easy to make – and it should bring a little cheer to these gloomy days of winter!!
Materials Needed to make this yourself:
**FloraCraft Straw Wreaths, 14-Inch Straw Wreath
**Beacon Duct Tape, 2-Inch by 10-Yard, Natural Brown Burlap Print (I got by grown tape with black flowers on clearance from Walmart for $3 per roll)
**FloraCraft® Burlap Garland, 5 Inches by 10 Yards (I got mine for $3 at Walmart at 50% off after Christmas clearance)
**Various Blue flowers – I had on hand from old wedding decorations of mine
I purchased a few of these straw wreaths because they were only $3 each. BUT, I quickly learned why they are so cheap.
Once you take the plastic off of them, the straw sheds off and they kind of make a mess. But I still liked the color of the straw, and I didn’t want to just throw them out, so I found a way to make it work. That’s when I got out the brown and black flower tape. I placed this around the wreath every few inches and that significantly stopped the “straw shedding.” I bet you could dip this entire wreath in a water/glue mixture or spray with some clear spray paint to help hold it together as well.
The next “layer” was the forsythia garland that I got on Amazon. Forsythia is the first flower to bloom in my area. It’s bright color fills me with hope that Spring will eventually come!! I just hot glued this down in a few places (glue gun is very much your friend in this project!)
I had some small blue flowers that had wires that I just tucked under the tape. Thought it brought out a nice pop of my favorite color. 🙂
Blue and silver were my wedding colors, and I had a bunch of blue fake flowers on hand for years now. I made up a bunch and added those to the side.
What makes this wreath in my opinion though is the burlap bow!!!! Check out how to do so on this post here: How to Make the Perfect Bow. She does a great job showing you step by step how to use the burlap and a stapler to make this awesome bow for the final touch on the wreath.
This isn’t the first wreath I’ve made! Check out some others for inspiration:
Valentine’s Yarn and Burlap Wreath
25 DIY Wreath Ideas | Inspiration for All Seasons!
Find more Frugal Craft Ideas over here!
Leesha @ Living Contently says
This wreath is gorgeous! Purchasing wreaths can be so expensive, so I’m all for creating my own. I need to get started making one for spring, and this idea is perfect!
CD Loken says
Lovely wreath!! Thank you so much for the ‘SPRING’ inspiration-and for sharing at The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!
Such a pretty wreath. Thanks for the tip for the straw wreath, the tape looks great. It’s good when you can find a way to make something work instead of having to abandon a project.
CJ Huang says
What a pretty wreath! Now, if only spring would get here. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us on Inspire Me Monday!
You mentioned using a water and glue mixture to hold the straw wreaths together, what ratio water to glue would you suggest?