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!