The Spring Wreath

Friday, March 4, 2011

I finally got around to completing my spring wreath. I'm happy with the results, so I will share them with you!


Although it's not spring yet, this gives me a glimmer of hope that it will be here soon! At least it hasn't snowed in the past week, that is a step in the right direction! I love how green and natural it turned out!

This was my main source of inspiration.



Here's how I did it:


I bought a large straw wreath (leave the plastic on!) and 3 packs of moss.  The moss isn't cheap, so save your 40% off coupons and hit up Michaels or Joann's. 






Some moss is more brown and "furry", but I liked the look of this particular moss as it is very green, shorter and more compact. It's a cleaner look in the end, but do whatever floats your boat.  Then, just hot glue it all on the wreath. 





Next, I made some rolled fabric flowers.  I've seen these all over the interweb, so I decided to try it myself.







This is how I made them:
Tear a strip of fabric.







Fold it in half and hot glue the end.







Then, start rolling it up.






Continue rolling and twisting the fabric as you go.  Add a drop of hot glue here and there to keep it together.







Glue down the last bit of fabric on the back, to make it easier for attaching to the wreath.







And you did it!








The next thing I did was paint some branches a light gray color with acrylic paint.






I didn't get them perfectly covered, I wanted a rustic feel.






Then, I just put everything together with hot glue.  I glued the branches down first.








Then, I layered the flowers on top.







I really do love how it turned out! I wasn't so sure how I would like it after I glued all the moss down. But, once all the other elements came together, it was just what I had envisioned!




Oh, and I just ripped another strip to hang it from. I decided to keep the frayed edges to go with the look of the rolled fabric flowers.


What spring wreaths are you all whipping up?


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32 comments :

  1. oh i love that!!! so pretty, fresh, and green! a spring wreath is on mny agenda this month... though the way things are going it might not be made til next month!

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  2. It turned out so pretty, Megan!

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  3. I absolutely love how your wreath turned out! I wish I had one just like yours hanging on my front door :) You should totally enter your wreath into the fun little contest that Michael is holding on his blog - check it out - you could totally win!

    http://www.inspiredbycharm.com/2011/03/welcome-to-my-little-party.html

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  4. OMG! HOW CUTE! That turned out amazingly!! How is the moss saying on? Ok? I've used it in another project that was very fall-y apart-y. {Don't you love my technical terms? haha} Fab job, girl!

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  5. I love how your wreath turned out! I didnt even think about moss!

    We just finished our new wreath...

    http://burkelodge.blogspot.com/2011/03/touch-of-spring.html

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  6. I love it! I wish I'd remembered I wanted to make a spring wreath while I was at the craft store today :)

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  7. gorgeous!!! I love how you used the natural elements... love!!!

    I'm having a party if you would like to join: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/03/project-party-weekend-5-ways-to-re.html

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  8. Hi! I love the wreath! I noticed that there is a spring decor party going on at Inspired by Charm. You should check it out. Here's the link http://www.inspiredbycharm.com/2011/03/welcome-to-my-little-party.html

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  9. OMG! I am a moss lover, and this is fabulous! I have done several moss projects at my HouseCreative.com blog. I am featuring this on my Creative Catalog blog Monday. Hope you will swing by for a visit.

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  10. I found you through the Sundae Scoop Linky Party. All weekend I have been obsessing with how to create a spring wreath (I am itching for spring) I love yours! Thank you for serving as my inspiration for my next project.

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  11. So cute!! I love it. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party on Monday.
    More The Merrier Monday.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  12. YOu did an incrediable job on this moss wreath. I love the soft and gentle moss with the twigs and hand rolled florals!
    I am going to try this one!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Yvonne

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  13. CUTE!! I love it!
    I've just finished a spring wreath, and added it to my blog.
    www.mywordsoflove2.blogspot.com

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  14. I love your wreath! I posted it on a few of my favorite tutorials for the week here: http://modernwivelyhood.blogspot.com/2011/03/few-of-my-favorite-tutorials.html
    Thanks for sharing it!

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  15. Your wreath looks great! I love the fabric flowers - so pretty! And your photos are just beautiful.
    Alissa

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  16. I just saw your wreath over at tater tots and jello! I just made a yarn wreath and posted about it http://saintlewismusic.com/blog/cyle/hashtags-and-springtime/2011/03/07/hashtags-and-springtime
    Also- thanks for sharing the recipe for laundry soap- I've bee thinking about trying it- however I don't think it is compatible for HE washers...

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  17. I saw this at I heart naptime--SO cute! I love it!
    I've never seen a wreath with moss before--it's a great idea.

    www.maybe-matilda.blogspot.com

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  18. YOu have inspired me! I love this! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I have spring fever, so this has to be a MUST MAKE for me!

    Thanks!
    Paula
    www.paulasserendipity.blogspot.com

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  19. I love any project with rolled flowers, and I love the moss! What a beautiful wreath! I featured this post in my Friday Favorites: Spring edition this week. Thanks for sharing the creativity with the blog world!

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  20. I have been wanting to make something like this for ages. Thanks for this tutorial! Your wreath is beautiful, I especially love how you incorporated twigs it takes the whole project up a notch. I found your project via Tatertots and Jello.

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  21. Beautiful wreath! You have inspired me! Thank you so much for your creativity. Please visit me anytime at http://twogingerprinces.blogspot.com/.

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  22. Love your wreath, thanks for the ideas! Also, love the way your blog looks:)

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  23. Love love your spring wreath! I'm still looking for my perfect design this year, but I've linked yours to my blog as inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

    Sarah
    www.livealittlewilder.com

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  24. This is really sweet and pretty! Great for springtime! Stopping by from CSI Project.
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  25. This is really pretty! I love how the fabrics you chose look against the moss.

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  26. Yours turned out beautiful! I also made a wreath like this using ribbon moss I found at Meijer. Thanks for posting a no sew rosette tutorial, much easier than sewing, and mine turned out great!

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  27. love this! new follower here!~b

    www.thehappylittletomato.blogspot.com

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  28. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=453139578088528&set=pb.419604758108677.-2207520000.1366649205.&type=3&theater

    I made the felt bird and flowers and stuck them on a twig wreath :-)

    Love yours with moss. So pretty!

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