I know, I know. You’ve probably seen enough spring and/or garden wreaths to last you for this year, but this one was wanted by someone else, so I had to make it.
This Christmas, my family decided to do a “gift your gift” exchange (fabulous idea!)
Obviously, you “gift” something you’re good at, or someone else would want from your talents (or your muscles).
My mom gave a photo session away, one of my aunts made my family dinner and donated babysitting, a few of the younger guys donated back breaking labor, and my gift was to make a seasonal wreath, to whomever won it (you play this like a white elephant gift exchange).
My aunt won and wanted a spring wreath, I created a board on Pinterest and she seemed to like “earthy” wreaths, and she loves to garden.
So…here’s what I started with.
Most items were from the $ store. The dark greenery was from Hobby Lobby, the grapevine wreath I had stashed in my basement, the little nest from from a thrift store and the butterfly, I never used.
I started by cutting a strip of burlap, and wrapping it around the wreath. I frayed the edges a little and hot glued it to the top.
Then I took two different types of greenery and wrapped them together. I stuffed them in the edges of the burlap, along with a little hot glue.
Next I made a burlap bow. I’m not a huge fan of bows, but the wreath needed something besides the pot w/ bird’s nest, that I had planned on.
To make a quick bow, you start by circling the fabric around itself.
Then you take a piece of ribbon or twine or whatever you can find to tie it in the middle.
Then you spread out the loops, and you have a bow.
I took a few of the burlap “strings” and tied the pot and wreath on. I had to hot glue the wreath, a little moss, and an egg on the pot.
Now the picture that I was following on Pinterest, had a cute little shovel hanging from the middle. I looked and looked and couldn’t find anything small enough, so I figured I could always go to her house and add it, if I found the perfect “something”.
But I had to throw that idea in there, in case you wanted to make the wreath.
I promise….my last wreath.
Well, until summer, which is really only a month or so away!