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Cheery spring wreath

Cheery spring wreath

Even though the beginning of March is part of winter, I always have spring fever as soon as we get past February.  I look forward to spring all winter long, and as soon as the calendar hits March, I feel like we’ve made it!

To welcome the change of seasons, one of the first things I do is update our front door wreath.

I found a fun chevron patterned burlap ribbon at Hobby Lobby that spurred this year’s spring wreath for our front door.  My front door makeover last fall was all about presenting a cheery welcome to our home, and I thought this ribbon was perfect.

While at Hobby Lobby, I also bought an 18-inch wire wreath form and a few stems of purple silk flowers to complete my wreath.  Best of all, everything was on sale.  My total for the materials was just over $13.  I love the Hobby Lobby sales!

I wrapped the burlap ribbon around the wreath form in overlapping layers and used clear packing tape to hold it together in the back.  I decided not to hot glue anything in case I wanted to change up the look after a while.

After clipping the stems down, I arranged and inserted the flowers into the ribbon layers.   Everything has been staying in place just fine without glue, and I like having the option to revamp the wreath later if I want.I used a smaller chevron-patterned ribbon to hang the wreath on the door, but I thought it needed something else.

I found a monogram letter that I bought a few months ago but had never used.  Using the same ribbon, I added a bow and hung the monogram behind the wreath.  Cheery spring wreath

Now we’re ready to welcome the change of seasons with this cheery spring wreath!

Are you as excited for spring as I am?

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Craft a simple Valentine’s Day wreath

How much do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?

Normally I don’t do much more than put out a heart-shaped candy bowl and stuff it full of chocolate.  But as my kids get older, I find myself always aware that we have a limited number of each occasion to celebrate with them before they’re grown.

With that in mind, this year I’m making it a point to celebrate each holiday with gusto.  That means it’s time to get crafty with the decorations.DIY yarn Valentine's Day wreath

My simple Valentine’s Day wreath was a snap to make – and it cost just $13.50 for the materials.  I spent $5 on a 16″ foam wreath form, $3 on the red yarn, $3 for the package of three rattan hearts, and $2.50 on the monogram letter.  The white yarn and ribbon for the bow were leftovers from another project.

I wrapped the yarn around the wreath form one evening while watching TV.  It took about half an hour to wrap it.  The next day I decided to use some leftover white yarn from another project to add a little more color.

The white stripes gave me a spot to attach the monogram letter and add the heart banner.  I had another white stripe at the top, but then decided to cover it with the ribbon to hang the wreath.

This wreath was so simple to make!  It adds a cheery seasonal welcome to the front door.  After Valentine’s Day, I think I’ll remove the hearts, add some felt flowers, and keep it up until spring.

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Easy DIY autumn wreath

DIY Fall WreathIf you’re like me, and you want to be able to change your front door décor with minimal financial investment, a DIY wreath is the way to go.  I’ve found that floral garlands create easy, lovely wreaths.

When I recently painted my front door, I “needed” a new fall wreath that would coordinate with the bright yellow color.  I wanted to get it up quickly as the finishing touch for my front-door makeover.  This easy wreath was the solution.Fall wreath

The six-foot garland has the perfect fall colors to coordinate with my front door.  And with my 40 percent off coupon from the Hobby Lobby Web site, the price was right! 

I also got a couple of seasonal floral picks to fill in any areas as needed.

The garland curls easily into a circle, and it takes just a few minutes to adjust the size of the wreath.  I secured the ends by looping them around and twisting them gently into place. 

When I fluffed out the flowers, I only needed one of the picks to fill in and add a pop of yellow.  I added a ribbon to hang my wreath.

The wreath added the perfect fall touch for my new and improved front door!

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