Beautiful DIY Spring Wreath Tutorial
With so many DIY Spring Wreath tutorials out there, I decided to go back…. After finding this beautiful sign, I knew I had to somehow incorporate it into a Spring Wreath. With a few different kinds of greenery, your choice of flowers and you’ll have a spring wreath for your front door in no time.
Let’s get started!
Spring Wreath Supplies
Evergreen Wreath Base
3 Coral Bella Rose Stems – Michaels
1 Cabbage Rose Bush – Joann
3 Eucalyptus Floral Picks – Joann
1 Light Green Fern Spray – Michaels
Ficus Bush – Michaels
Mini English Ivy Bush – Michaels
3 Olive Leaf Stems – Michaels
3 Queen Anne’s Lace Stems
10″ Roll of Natural Burlap Deco Mesh
Wreath Making Tools
Hot Glue Gun / Skillet
Wood Floral Picks (or Steelpix Machine)
Preparing the Wreath Base
Let’s start off with the Evergreen Wreath Base. Chances are its either mashed, the evergreen tips aren’t evenly positioned, there are holes where you can see right through or – if you’re me – all of the above.
Take a few minutes and maneuver each of the tips that may be wrapped around the wire frame and fill in the holes where necessary.
Next grab your 10″ roll deco mesh. Measure out 12 inches and cut straight across with your rotary cutter – do this 9 times as you’ll need 9 strips total.
Once you have 12 strips of deco mesh cut, next we’ll work on adding them to the evergreen wreath base.
Adding Mesh to the Wreath
There are two reasons why I chose to incorporate the deco mesh into this spring wreath; 1) to give this wreath a bit of a rustic / farmhouse look and 2) adding mesh will help cover up the “Christmas” look of the evergreen wreath.
Before we add the mesh to the wreath, we’ll first need to ruffle each strip. To do this, refer to the image below.
Place one strip of mesh curl side down and with both hands, (I needed to use my other hand to take this photo! lol) pinch together the mesh until you get what looks like a bow tie.
Next, along the outer ring of your wreath, place the mesh in between two twist-ties, twist two or three times to secure the mesh in place. Repeat this process with seven more pieces of mesh, evenly spacing them along the outermost ring of your wreath.
Use the remaining four pieces and place them along the inner circle of the wreath as pictured below.
Attaching the Sign
Next on the list is adding the sign to the evergreen wreath base.
Factors like how thick the sign is, what its made out of and how much it weighs will help you determine the method for attaching it to your wreath.
Since this sign is nearly 1/2 inch thick and made out of solid wood – I chose floral wire.
Always, always err on the side of caution when it comes to attaching items to your wreath. The last thing you want is something falling off because it wasn’t properly secured.
First, start off by removing any tags that may be attached to the sign, then lay the sign face down on your work area.
As pictured above, I chose to add 4 pieces of floral wire to the back of the sign – one on top, bottom, left and right. Staple the wire using a staple gun. Once the wire has been stapled, go back over the staples with hot glue to ensure they don’t pop out.
Once the glue on the back of the sign has dried, you can then secure it to the wreath base.
Lay the sign on top of wreath and make sure its centered both horizontally and vertically. Once centered, feed through the floral wire and secure each of the pieces of wire to the metal frame of the wreath.
Tip: To make sure the sign is secured to the wreath, give it the shake test by shaking the wreath back and forth. The sign shouldn’t move whatsoever if properly attached.
Adding the Greenery
Now that we’ve attached the sign to the wreath, the next step is adding greenery. This is where your wreath will really start taking shape!
From this step forward, I want you to keep one thing in mind – spacing.
What do I mean by that?
If you place a flower at the very top, balance things out and place one at the bottom. If you add a stem of leaves to the left side, balance things out by adding some to the right.
Let’s start off by taking apart the olive leaf bushes. Once taken apart, you should have several stems as pictured above.
Next, apply hot glue to the stem and place it in the wreath. While keeping the spacing in mind, continue doing this until all of the olive leaf stems have been used up. It should look something like this:
Rather than sticking the stem straight through, try placing them in at an angle. Having all the stems going in the same direction will help with the overall flow of the wreath.
Now since we have a good base, we’ll now do the same thing for the rest of the greenery, filling in other areas of the wreath base while making sure not to completely hide the deco mesh.
Adding the Roses and Queen Anne’s Lace
Now that we’re finished with adding the greenery, next we’ll add the three large coral roses.
Adding flowers are just a little it different than adding greenery in that the flowers will be focal pieces. You’ll want to add them in the shape of a triangle to give your wreath the appearance that it’s balanced.
See the picture below.
Once the roses have been added, sprinkle in the Queen Anne’s Lace to give some contrast.
Lastly, add the cabbage roses in between the coral roses.
Be creative with the cabbage roses, they don’t all have to be fully visible nor do they all have to be facing the exact same way when looking at the wreath straight-on.
Wasn’t that easy?
I hope you’ve enjoyed this DIY Spring Wreath Tutorial! If you have any questions, leave a comment below and I’ll be happy to get back to you!