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.