Monday, March 12, 2012

~~~A NEW Spring Wreath and Tutorial!!!~~~

 Good evening everyone! I apologize, but I have been having some ISSUES with Blogger and have had difficulty posting but I think I have figured out what was wrong. Last week, when I did the porch for Spring I also made a NEW Spring wreath. So, I thought I should take pictures and do a little tutorial for you! I am a floral designer so have made literally many hundreds of wreaths in my day:):) The first picture is the FINISHED product. Now I will show you how it cam about. I started with a grapevine, coiled to looks like 3 wreaths. I wired it in several places to maintain this wonderful shape.
 I do not use a glue GUN, I use this glue POT. It is SO much easier and FASTER too.
 I started with my greens, I cut this BUSH apart to use all the pieces around the wreath. I also had some other greens that were added all around the wreath.
 I envisioned a light and airy effect and extended the branches way out from the wreath.
 This is the ONE thing that I purchased, the lavender spikey flowers. The rest of the elements I had on hand. I have a LARGE stash of materials:):)
 The next thing was this bulb with roots that I glued on by inserting a dowel into the bottom and gluing that onto the wreath.
 I then glued in a tulip!
 I am right handed but did this left handed so I could hold the camera:)
 Next I added some more flowers: white hydrangeas and pink cosmos.

 A pretty, mossy birdhouse was next.
 Whoops, this picture is out of sequence....sorry!!! As you can see I also added 3 mini clay pots.
 I had this little gardening RAKE, do you see a theme forming???
 TA DA!!!! The finished wreath. I added 3 mini clay pots, spaced evenly around the wreath too.
 And this piece that is the nest, forsythia, and greens.

 Here it is on the front door.
 I love that it FILLS the space on the storm door.

I hope this has been helpful. Remember, it ALWAYS takes more material than you think it will. Try to fill in all the gaps and make it full and LUSH but not overly crowded.
I will link up with these wonderful parties. Go on over and see TONS of great inspiration!!!!

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays~

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Making the World Cuter Monday at Making the World Cuter
More the Merrier Monday at DIY Home Sweet Home Project
Savvy Homemade Monday at Home Savvy A to Z
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tutorials and Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
It's A Party on Thursday at A Creative Princess
Show and Share on Thursday at Southern Lovely
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Share Your Creations on Thursday at Kristen's Creations
Remodelaholic's Anonymous on Friday at Remodelaholic
Addicts (not so) Anonymous on Friday at Addicted 2 Decorating
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
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Thanks SO much for stopping by. You support means so much to me. Love to you all, Pinky


  1. BEAUTIFUL Pinky! This has so many wonderful elements of spring and flowers and birds! I love the nest and the little pots. Very very creative! You can tell you are a professional!
    So happy you got all the kinks worked out of bloggger!
    xo Yvonne

  2. Hi Pinky! Oh, your wreath is gorgeous! I love how you 'undid' the grapevine and made it look like more wreaths! Thank you for the tutorial. I make my own wreaths and florals and now I'm intimidated because you're a professional and I don't know nutten! :) I have truly learned some tips today - thank you.
    You are the sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Hi lovely lady.
    Wow Your wreath is Beautiful "" You put so much love in this Pinky.
    Looks like spring is in the air at your lovely home.
    I hope you and Hubby are having a wonderful evening. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Hippity " Hoppity"
    XXOO Diane

  4. Wow, that is beautiful, Pinky! Thanks for sharing how you made it. I know, from experience, it is not easy to do a tutorial.

    I used little clay pots on a wreath in FL one year & the heat of the sun softened my hot glue & they crashed to the porch floor. I bet your glue is waaay better.

    Happy Early St. Paddy's Day!

  5. Rett, I should have mentioned that I WIRED the clay pots onto the wreath. Slipped the wire through the hole in the bottom of the pots and then around the pot and wreath. I wouldn't trust them to glue:):) XO, Pinky

  6. Beautiful Pinky! You really did a great job! I love those little pots and the bulb..great affect! I saw one other person that used a hot pan like yours for the glue and I always thought that was so smart! (she worked at a store making wreaths for sale) Your professional carrer shows through have a good knack for adding just the right thing in the right spot!

  7. Pinky, I really like your Spring wreath. I've wondered how to use a grapevine instead of a premade wreath. Great directions! Love all the items you used, especially the clay pots and the nests.
    Spring has come early where I live so all the blubs are up, and the azaleas and dogwoods are getting ready to bloom. Happy Spring to you!

  8. The wreath is absolutely beautiful!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  9. Just gorgeous! I love the light and airy look especially. You are very talented...I am a complete novice.


  10. Happy Spring Pinky!! I'm so excited for you and your husband about your new house!


  11. Hi Pinky~ Love your wreath! The addition of the pots, birdnest & flowers is so springy! Do you miss doing your floral design and having all those materials at your fingertips?

  12. Beautiful Pinky!!! May I have two of them!!!

    Loved how you incorporated the two wreaths together.

  13. Hi Pinky! Thanks so much for showing and telling us how to make that fabulous Spring wreath. I love the way you made the grapevine coil around three times to make it so unique. All of the details in the wreath are just beautiful. I saw your post over at the "Cowgirl Up " party.

  14. I have a real weakness for wreaths. Thanks for sharing the 'how to'..... this is a gorgeous spring time wreath!

  15. Pinky~
    AMAZING job, so beautiful! xo ~Liz

  16. Pretty wreath...perfect welcome for spring!

  17. Very pretty Pinky. It's great that you did a tutorial on this.
    Love the little pots. It looks like Spring.

  18. Hi, Pinky

    I just love your Spring wreath. It's just lovely and you make it seem so easy. I found your lovely blog from FarmHouse porch. I love looking around and I am a new follower. I would love for you to stop by Have a great weekend.


  19. PINKY!!
    Love this wreath and it looks lovely on your door. I love large wreaths that make a statement and this one is fantastic!
    I just may try something like this for my back door....


  20. a wonderful way to welcome spring. it is lovely. Hugs and happy weekend wishes!

  21. Oh my what a beautiful wreath! You are very creative...thanks so much for the tutorial. Warm hugs, Esther

  22. What a beautiful Spring wreath, Pinky! I'd never think to uncoil the grapevine ... your tutorial is wonderful! I'm sure *Pinky-inspired* wreaths will be showing up all over blogland now. :)

  23. Pinky, take a bow!

    You've put a "spring" in my step with your creative loveliness.

    Have a blessed day!


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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