This is one of my favorite times of year. The trees are in blossom, the grass is green, tulips and daffodils are displaying their spring colors - it is nature's renewal. Early Spring inspires me for that extra deep cleaning inside because as soon as weather breaks I want to be outside as much as possible. Along with the cleaning it signals me to change the wreath on the front door to welcome our guests and complement the other sights and sounds of Spring.
This year the front door and shutters are getting a fresh coat of paint, we are going from green to black. The black opens up more possiblilites so I decided to use green as my accent color for my Spring Wreath.
So I gathered together a twig wreath, the glue gun, wire, wire cutters, silk flowers and sheer green ribbon.
If you are new to flower arranging - one of the simplest rules for beginners is what you do on what side do on the other side. Following this rule will give symmetry to your project until you get more comfortable with some other designs.
So, work your way around the wreath, using the wire cutters to separate your flowers. Apply some glue to the stem and gently secure the stem by pushing it into the branches of the wreath.
In the picture below, I have secured 3 stems. Using the symmetry rule, you can see that the next stem will be placed on the left side.
Continue filling in the wreath to achieve your desired fullness.
Then secure a ribbon, I left the tails on my ribbon longer than I normally do - thinking I might like them to sway in the breezes (you can always trim them later).
With Easter right around the corner, I decided to add a basket of eggs (that can later be removed) and then personalized it with a monogram. Below is the finished wreath.
Unfortunately, the wreath is shown on a white interior door. It is a dreary day - so it will have to wait for a nicer day when it can be hung on the freshly painted door!
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