Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Wreath Tutorial


I've been seeing these super cute spring wreaths everywhere, but I think they are way over priced.  So I decided to venture out and make my own wreath from scratch!  I did not buy a single thing for this project.  I just used things from nature and stuff I already had.

Here is how I made it.


1. I went for a walk around the neighborhood and clipped some vines.  They were hanging down into the street by an abandoned house, so I don't think anyone will mind :)  Then I soaked them in water (the vines were long so I stuck them in the bathtub) for about 30 minutes to make them more pliable.

Vine Wreath

2.  I bunched the vines together and curved them into a circle.  I tied the ends together with braiding cord.  If you don't happen to have braiding cord, twine or any kind of heavy string should work fine.
Vine Wreath

3.  I wrapped the cord around the vines to hold them together.  After winding all the way around, I tied it off and wala- a wreath is formed!

Vine Wreath


4.  Next I gathered up some acorns lying around my complex.  I washed them, painted them, and sprayed them with Krylon Matt Finish to protect them.

Vine and Acorn Wreath

5.  To finish it off, I hot glued the acorns and some ribbon on and hung it on my door.  And there you have it, a spring wreath that cost me absolutely nothing!  Yay!

7 comments :

  1. That is super cute Elise!!! I think I will have to try this one!

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  2. I am very impressed that you didn't have to buy a thing! It turned out way cute! I might just have to make a spring wreath too. I don't think I can get away without buying anything though. I don't have some the of basic craft supplies you do. Hope your back is feeling well enough to handle Porter again!

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  3. So cute and I love the use of natural objects. Very cheery! <3

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  4. Awesome! I love free decor, especially because I can throw it out with no guilt, since I can make another one next time :-) I'll keep this in mind for my spring mantle! Thanks for sharing!

    www.onedogwoof.blogspot.com

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  5. Really cute outcome. Love this. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  6. Very cute & so springy! :) Pinning. Thanks for sharing.

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

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  7. Such a cute wreath! Thanks for sharing this!

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