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This simple spring wreath really will take you only about ten minutes and here’s the best part – this one cost me about $10! Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
If you follow me on instagram then you know that I’m a die hard Michaels or Hobby Lobby shopper. I love those two stores. Plus the area that I live in doesn’t have a real Wal-mart. We have a tiny neighborhood store that has basic groceries but no clothes or craft supplies. So the other day I made the journey across the bridge to the next town to go to their big Walmart.
Y’all. They had the best grapevine wreath form for only $5! It’s flat and I love it. So of course I had to grab some other things to go on it and save my poor naked door.
One of the things I picked up was three bunches of these fake yellow alstroemeria for $1 each. I was giddy when I looked at the price tag. I love anything you can get for a dollar.
After that I wandered over to the ribbon section and picked up some navy gingham ribbon to complete the wreath.
A grapevine wreath form, ribbon, three small bunches of flowers, hot glue and a glue gun is all you will need to make your own DIY spring wreath.
I like gingham but
To start, cut off the long ends on all of your flowers. I cut my flowers to about 5 inches for each flower.
Next I started laying them out going from the top down, making sure there weren’t holes where you could see the wreath form. Glue those flowers down. I used about one bunch of flowers per section.
Once you have one bunch of flowers glued down, take a small piece of your ribbon, that will wrap all the way around your wreath form and glue it in place directly under your flowers at a slight angle.
If you’re confused, keep reading and look at the pictures below.
Now do your second bunch of flowers in the same way but place them so that you can see the ribbon over the top of them. Repeat the same process including placing a piece of ribbon at the bottom of that section.
Now it’s time for the third and final section. You’re going to do it the same exact way except for one part.
Start the flowers slightly below the second ribbon again but this time you want to tuck the ends of the flowers down into the grapevine wreath as you go.
Why? Because this is your final section and you don’t want the green ends hanging out from under the ribbon.
It’s easy to tuck them down into the wreath but if you have problems with hand strength or can’t get them into your wreath, you can glue them down extra well and then clip off any longer parts that would show out from under the ribbon.
The best part about making your own wreaths and crafts is that you can do whatever you want! Make this wreath what you want it to be.
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