DIY Spring Wreath

This isn’t necessarily a how-to, but more of just what I did this weekend for a DIY project ;) Nothing new that has never been done before…just had a little fun making a wreath for our door for a fraction of the price of buying an already made one at the store :) Here is the cost breakdown:

  • Wreath: $3
  • Flowers: 97 cents each x 3 = $2.91
  • Wooden letter: $2

Total cost was about $8. If I had gone to a craft store for the wooden letter, I probably could have knocked off another $1.50 since I usually see these letters for 50 cents or less. I probably could’ve gotten the flowers cheaper too. But I had my 9 month old in tow and we were at Walmart. End of story. ;)

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First, I cut all of the blooms off of the stems and put them in a pile. I made sure to leave about an inch and a half of stem so that they could be stuck into the wreath rather than just be glued to it.

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Then I took my glue gun and just started gluing them in. I put a glob on the stem and stuck them into the wreath.

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Once all the flowers were glued in, I took my wooden “S” and traced it onto a piece of scrapbook paper. *Note for the future: trace onto the BACK of the paper because if you trace onto the patterned side, you have to make sure to cut the paper so the pen mark doesn’t show.

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Then I painted a layer of Modge Podge onto the letter. I put the S-shaped piece of scrapbook paper onto the wooden letter when the Modge Podge was still a bit tacky so that it would stick. I then painted a thick layer of Modge Podge on top of that – making sure to pay attention to the edges and smooth out wrinkles and bubbles.

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I then used my glue gun to glue the “S” to the wreath and voila! Took me like a half hour and now my front door has some new pretties! :)

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Yay for DIY and for cheap! Have you made a wreath before? Was it easy or hard for you? Did you blog about it? Let me know in the comments! :)

Comments

  1. says

    It is perfect! I may have to make me one for the spring (our xmas one is going to stay up there for a while, up here in New England people keep their christmas wreaths up all winter) it does look super simple, even I could make that.