Wreath in to Spring!

okcmb-wreathIs it spring yet? It’s funny in how in October I’m so excited about my winter uniform of boots, leggings and an oversized shirt. And then comes March and I think if I have to slide those boots on one more time… I may just scream. I’m so ready for sunny days and I think this DIY wreath is the perfect way to welcome the warmer weather.

Okay so here’s the great part. This cost me $8.00 to make.

Turns out Dollar Tree has some silk flowers that aren’t terrible. In fact, they are downright pretty! These pink peonies caught my eye. I think it’s their fullness with the lighter, almost brown tinted edges. They just seemed more legit than say the red, white and blue carnations. I got every bunch they had (7) and carried my bouquet around the store until I found the next piece of the puzzle.

Did you know they sell hula hoops at Dollar Tree? Yep? Well did you know they sell mini hula hoops at Dollar Tree? And that mini hula hoops make awesome wreath bases. I kid you not.

Here’s what you do:

1. Pull off the flower heads and glue them to your hoop. I put a little hot glue on the bottoms of the flowers, the plastic nubby stem thing. I think it also looks better if you glue the stem part to the inside of your hoop instead of the outside.

2. Leave some space for a bow. I had some leftover burlap ribbon I got awhile back from Michaels. If you don’t have any ribbon you like at home, I’m sure you could use a 40% off coupon and keep the project under $10. Tie the bow and hot glue it to the hula hoop.

3. Your basic wreath is done.

4. I put a little banner inside mine and since I was out of craft paper, I cut little pennants out of a grocery bag. FREE.

5. Write your message. I outlined mine in black so they would “pop” more against the wood door.

6. Hole punch your little pennants and string them together.

7. Tie your message to the wreath, it doesn’t have to be centered or straight.

8. Hang. Enjoy.

I did this one night after little man went to bed. I had the main wreath done in 45 minutes, the banner added a little more time but I was completely done in less than 1.5 hours. I only used the larger blooms and have a ton of little ones left over. You could probably get by with less than 7 bunches of flowers if you wanted to use the small blooms too. I just liked the way the bigger ones looked. My extras won’t go to waste though! I think they’ll look perfect in a turquoise tin pail I picked up in the Dollar Spot at Target. Do you see a trend here? I may have a problem saying “no” to dollar merchandise.

I hope you’ll feel inspired to go grab a hula hoop and wreath your way into spring. If you do, we’d love to see it! Instagram it with @okcmomblog #wreathintospring and we just may share it on our Facebook page!

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