Barefoot by the Sea: Spring Wreath Tutorial, Take 2!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Wreath Tutorial, Take 2!

I'm not gonna lie, I've felt particularly uninspired recently.  I know I have energy within, I just know it but with a busy week and even busier kiddos, I just didn't have it in me to pull out too many blog posts!  So, I decided to pull out one from last year, when I made a Spring Wreath.  Super easy and CHEAP!  Check it out if you are looking to fancy your door up a bit for the next big holiday!
 
Here's another tutorial using a SWIM NOODLE! Yes, it's a little cheesy but again, I don't want to spend a ton of money on a seasonal wreath, especially when gas is back up around $4 a gallon again!  So, I have to search in my home for thrifty items that will help me on my Spring Fever quest.  Behold:  The other blue swim noodle!  
This Spring wreath was meant to be sort of an "egg shape" or at least that was my vision when I started.  I didn't want to spend a lot and had some floral moss left over from our fairy gardens so I figured this would be a logical way to use the rest of it.  On a side note, I purchased the floral moss at the local garden shop for $3 but I also had an extra pack from Dollar Tree that I used to fill in the holes.  

I did the same as last time with regards to the swim noodle but this time, I shaped it into more of an oval shape and then secured it with duct tape.  You can see my original Valentine's Day wreath tutorial here

Next, I pulled the floral grass out and warning: this stuff is messy! I was a green hairy mess when it was over!  The stuff gets everywhere!  Basically all I did was gather small clumps of the floral grass in one hand and then applied the hot glue and worked quickly.  Be careful, hot glue is HOT!  So, after a few painful applications, it became easier.  You could also use gloves but I found this was the easiest way for me. 
That's it!  Simply keep on appling the floral grass until the entire wreath is covered
At the end, you should have a pretty Spring green floral wreath
At this point, I made several felt flowers and a couple of coordinating fabric flowers and secured them to the bottom of the wreath.  I've seen others completely cover or section off their wreaths but I stopped at just 11 total in varied sizes.  I figured next year I could always add more if I wanted a different look.
I worried that they might be too heavy but they were easily secured to the bottom left hand side of the wreath. 
It reminds me a little of a bird's nest. 
I'd say the total cost of the entire wreath would run about $6 - $8 depending on where you get your supplies.  Our Dollar Store has floral grass (you'll likely need 3 packages from there), swim noodles, hot glue and felt or fabric squares.  I had all of these items at home so it was an inexpensive way for me to welcome Spring!  Happy Weekend my Friends!

2 comments:

  1. Your wreath is both beautiful and creative. I would never have envisioned a swim noodle as a wreath base. That is awesome!

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  2. It is really hard to keep up with blog posts when you're not feeling inspired! Maybe a change of seasons will inspire you :) I am LOVING this gorgeous wreath...I need one for my front door and this would be perfect! Just my style!!

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