DIY Spring Wreath

by Kimba on March 8, 2011

in Crafty Stuff,Seasonal Projects

There may still be snow on the ground at Casa Kimba, but I’ve been dreaming of spring for a month.

I figured it was time to replace the pine cone wreath that’s been hanging in my kitchen with something a little a little more spring-y.

It was super simple (and inexpensive) to make. The base is a 14″ foam wreath form wrapped in yarn and the flowers are made from scrapbook paper. I ended up not using the little birdie in my picture and used a fake butterfly instead. Some may call them tacky, but I’m in love with fake butterflies.

The first step is to wrap your wreath from in yarn. I used a chunky yarn in shades of brown, yellow and natural. You just attach one end of your yarn to the wreath form with a dab of hot glue. Then you start wrapping. And wrapping. And wrapping. When you get the whole way around, secure the other end of the yarn with a dab of glue. Done.

It’s easy, but a little tedious. I’d say it took me 1 DVR’d episode of Survivor (minus the commercials) to wrap the whole thing.

After you wrap the wreath, it’s time to have fun with the embellishments. I used a stick from the backyard that I wrapped with some earthy green yarn. Then I hot glued it to the wreath. Play around with it a little to see how it looks best on your wreath.

Next up are the paper flowers. I used 4 colors of scrapbook paper for mine…brown, tan, cream and yellow. For the bigger flowers, I used 8-1/2×11″ paper and cut it into 4 pieces. For the smaller flowers, I started with 3″x3″ squares. There’s no science to the process. It’s all freehand. You cut your paper into circles or ovals. Then you cut out the spiral shape.

You roll the paper from the outside all the way into the center keeping it as tight as possible. I secured the whole thing with dab of glue. Rather than me reinventing a great tutorial, check out this paper flower tutorial from I’m a Yarner. That’s where I got the idea.

From there, it’s just a matter of gluing on your flowers. Again, no science to it. Just make it look pretty. And don’t forget your butterfly!

I hung mine with some spring-y yellow ribbon and that’s that! A fun and easy spring wreath.

Credits:
This wreath was inspired by Layla’s Spring Wreath and I’m a Yarner’s Rose Wreath. Check them out!

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{ 43 comments }

1 Krafty Kat March 8, 2011 at 10:16 am

Love it! I like the colors you chose and the butterfly gives it just a little something extra special!
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2 Heather March 8, 2011 at 10:35 am

This looks beautiful!

3 Laura March 8, 2011 at 10:52 am

This is so pretty!! I love the flowers — you make it all look so easy!
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4 Joy March 8, 2011 at 11:06 am

Your wreath looks like birch bark. Unique and very pretty.

5 Christi {Jealous Hands} March 8, 2011 at 11:18 am

Ca-ute! Very springy!

6 Lisa @ Shine Your Light March 8, 2011 at 11:33 am

So pretty Kimba! I have to try those little flowers….really cute.

7 Taking Two March 8, 2011 at 11:46 am

oh what a wreath! I feel all warm and “springy” inside.

8 karen @ our slo house March 8, 2011 at 11:49 am

Beautiful! I love the butterfly detail.

I {love} projects that you can work on in front of the tv.

9 anh March 8, 2011 at 11:56 am

totally inspired me to go make a spring wreath. been trying to figure out a design for a spring wreath and haven’t come to decision on what to do but i think i am going more towards this now. thanks !!!!!
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10 Brooke March 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Wow, this is seriously so pretty!! I need to bring a little spring into my house!!

11 Uncluttered Lifestyle March 8, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Absolutely darling. Could be a fun project to do with kids also.
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12 Allison {A Glimpse Inside} March 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm

This is so pretty! Love it!
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13 Sandi March 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I love your wreath! So cute.

14 Kristen@PrettySweet March 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Oh, how pretty! I love the yarn wrapping idea and the paper flower idea, too. Might just have to attempt this!!
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15 Becky March 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm

that is super cute!!!!

16 Heathahlee March 8, 2011 at 6:34 pm

How cute is THAT!!!!
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17 Ruth March 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm

This is such a cute idea. I love the idea of wrapping the twig in yarn too. Love it.

Ruth
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18 Kimm at REINVENTED March 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Sooo cute! I love the butterfly!!
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19 Deborah March 8, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Very cute..and unique too!
Looks like spring!!

Deborah :)
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20 Danielle March 8, 2011 at 9:03 pm

oh.em.gee. I love that! I’ve been wanting to make one of those for a couple of months now. Awesome job!

21 Emily March 8, 2011 at 9:25 pm

That is so pretty! I can’t wait to try it!
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22 Southern Fried Gal March 9, 2011 at 10:45 am

Super cute! My favorite is the green branch. Hope all is well with you!
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23 Kerri March 9, 2011 at 10:49 am

What a beautiful wreath!!! Fabulous!! I will be trying this for sure!!

24 Heather R. March 9, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Aw, I think it turned out lovely. I think the butterfly is the perfect addition.

25 Aimee March 9, 2011 at 6:48 pm

I love your spring wreath! I linked to it in my blog post today :)

http://lifeasanoakes.blogspot.com/2011/03/favorite-diy-finds-of-week.html

26 Diane @ kitchen-dreams March 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Thanks for sharing! Yeah! Spring is coming!

27 Alana March 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Love this. I want to make this wreath!! Thanks for sharing :)
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28 Beck's Chic Life March 9, 2011 at 7:38 pm

This is absolutely beautiful! I want to make one! And I have a ton of yarn lying around. Thanks for sharing!

29 Cha Cha March 9, 2011 at 9:27 pm

SOOOO PRETTY. I am a fan of butterflies also, they are perfection. I am so glad you shared your crafty stuff.

Cha Cha

30 Christen @ BakerLaneGang March 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Oh. My. Gosh! That is soooooooo cute and v. modern. I’ve been scouring the shops for a springtime wreath for my front door and haven’t found a thing that didn’t look like something my grandmother would have (no offense Mamaw!).
I hope you don’t mind if I try it out. Hopefully, I can get it turn out as nicely as yours!!

31 Susan Reaney March 9, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Kimba,
That is just stunning. I am going to look up that flower tutorial. I really like those. What I like the very best, though, is your choice of colors. Calming and unique!
Fondly,
Suz
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32 Jen V. March 10, 2011 at 1:04 am

I like all of the details that went into this wreath. I just made a different wreath, but now want to make this one!

33 Scarlette March 10, 2011 at 8:06 am

Love this. Its so springy. TFS!

34 Joy March 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Very cute! I love the paper flowers!
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35 Rachel March 10, 2011 at 11:08 pm

This is so, so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing the how-to for you beautiful.

36 Angie March 11, 2011 at 8:08 am

Beautiful, I’ve been thinking of putting up a springy wreath (even though it still feels and looks like winter in my area as well). thanks for the great idea.

37 Laurel March 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Beautiful wreath! I’d love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

38 Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes March 15, 2011 at 1:46 am

How sweet! I love how the flowers don’t dominate the wreath and the branch with the butterfly is an unexpected touch that brings it all together. Very nice!

39 Jessica @ Sew Homegrown March 15, 2011 at 8:21 am

Well that is just ADORABLE!! I think the yarn you chose kind of looks like birch bark – really really cute. I’ve been struggling with my spring door decor – this may be just the solution! Thanks!
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40 Lauren @ YoungNester March 15, 2011 at 10:48 pm

I adore this wreath! I am so ready for spring! I would love for you to stop by and link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party (it lasts all week)!

41 Layla March 19, 2011 at 11:22 pm

CUTE!!!!!!!!!! So glad you had fun with it…it looks amazing!

Layla

PS – I’m looking forward to linking your board and batten tutorial in a post next week! ;-)
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42 Jen March 20, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I love this wreath, I’ve been scouring the internet for a good spring one.

I’m featuring this project on my blog tomorrow! http://www.JensOwnRoad.blogspot.com

43 Joanna April 14, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Hi there! I love this idea…it’s so darling…and I was hoping that you might add it to my Easter and Spring Linking Party to share with my readers. If you are interested, you can go here http://bakedbyjoanna.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-linking-party.html to enter. Thanks!

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