Thursday, March 14, 2013

~~~A New Spring Wreath and Tutorial!!!~~~

 HI! I decided I wanted to make a new Spring/Easter wreath, so I gathered my supplies and thought I would do a tutorial too. Please excuse the things in the background, my work table is here in the storage area of our basement.:) In the picture above, you can see that I started with a plain grapevine wreath.  Then, to that I added another twiggy, moss covered wreath. I just wired them together. Putting 2 wreaths together gives you a nice, lush look. Then I took a bush of forsythia and cut it into 3 large pices and placed them around the wreath. I wanted to make the finished wreath much larger than the size of the 2 wreaths. NOTE: Since I did this I cut the forsythia into more pieces and placed them ALL around the wreath to make a more circular design.
 Here you can see the "twigginess" of the top wreath.
 I then took a bush of spring flowers and cut that all apart too. This is a good designer's trick, use bushes whenever possible. You get MUCH more bang for your buck!
 Here are the pices after I cut them off the main stem. You can see my glue pot in the background. That is another designer trick. NO GLUE GUN. The pot os so mch faster and easier.
 I then made my bow.
and attached it to the wreath on the left side. I am usually right to left oriented. I have observed that some peole are right to left and others are left to right;)
 I then added the largest flowers from the bush and then filled in with the others.
 You just dip your flower stem into the glue and attach to the wreath. Or, see the stick that is wrapped with a pipe cleaner? You can dip that into the glue and add glue to a pick.
 I cut this bush apart for a filler flower.
 These egg picks I found at CTS for just $1.00!!!
 I forgot to get a picture of the other egg pics from Michaels. They had 5 smaller eggs per pick and I used 7 of them. You can see them in this shot. It ALWAYS takes more material than you think it will!!! I also cut apart a yellow filler bush and added it to the wreath.
Here it is on my front door. It is a very nice pick me up with all this cold, dreary, windy weather we are having!!!! NOTE: since I did this post we have had 2 BEAUTIFUL days!!!

 Here it is on my front door. It is a very nice pick me up with all this cold, dreary, windy weather we are having!!!!

 I love how everything really pops against my black door.

Hope you like my new wreath and have gotten some tips.  Thanks so much for your visit. I am linking to:
Motivated Monday at Be Colorful

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

It's A Party on Thursday at A Creative Princess
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

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

Sew Darn Crafty Sunday at

Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming

Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
XO, Pinky


  1. Pinky, what a transformation! It's beautiful! I love the pops of yellow against your black door ... no wonder you've had beautiful weather since you hung it ... it's chasing the cold weather away!

  2. Oh my Pinky, your wreath is lovely and such pretty colors, it screams Spriiiiiing!!! I love it! Have a happy St. Patrick's week.

  3. Oh, wow, this is just gorgeous, Pinky! You were so clever to combine the two wreaths in the beginning to get the fuller look. It makes such a beautiful statement on your front door!

  4. So pretty Pinky!! It really pops against your door.

  5. Beautiful Spring wreath and gorgeous, bright colors!

  6. Hi Pinky~ Your spring wreath looks so cheery and colorful against your front door! Love the addition of the egg picks :)

  7. Pinky,
    I'm thinking "Mother Nature" is quite pleased with your gorgeous Spring wreath, dear friend!!!Love the yellow in your wreath against the black of your door!!! Thanks for sharing how you made this Spring wreath with us!!! Hoping you'll have many more nice weather days ahead!
    P.S. My Studio One area began as yours when we first arrived On Crooked Creek!!! Great place to work on your projects!!!

  8. Pinky, the wreath looks fantastic on your door. I love the base wreath was twiggy. I'm always drawn to that look.
    Now, I need one for my door. ;)

  9. Your'e the best at this kind of stuff Pinky! Your wreath is so cute. I love the springy Easter look it has.

  10. This is sooo pretty, Pinky. When I saw the picture with the forsythia coming out of the sides, I wonder what in the world you were creating. But oooh, I love the finished result!

  11. I love how airy the feel of this wreath is...beautiful job.


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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