Can you believe that we are in September already?! There are signs of spring everywhere, even though the weather is still rather cold and wet… Today’s post is the first in our new “Romancing the Home” series and is about bringing a bit of that spring into your home – a DIY spring wreath! And yes, I do use faux florals (insert *gasp* here) – I have evidence of it all through my Instragram account as well as on a post or two here 😉
I’m going to be honest with you, as much as I love fresh flowers, my budget does not allow for too many of these purchases. Faux may be a bit more expensive initially, but you can grow your collection slowly. Before you know it, you will be spoiled for choice and you won’t even need to leave the house to find inspiration! You will also have no idea where you are going to store your collection, but that is a story for another day!
The only purchase that I made for this wreath were some new faux flowers from Sheet Street. 50 bucks for 6 flowers (or USD 3.40)? Not bad!
To create this DIY spring wreath, you will need:
- Grapevine wreath in the size of your choice; I got mine last year from Bunches for Africa
- Faux Gum leaf bunch, which you can find at Mr Price Home. I had cut mine down and used about 6 of the smaller stems, so I think that 1 to 2 bunches should be enough.
- Faux leaf filler, from Mr Price Home. I used 4 stems.
- 1 bunch of these faux flowers, from Sheet Street.
- Wire to hold branches/flowers in place where necessary. I never buy florists wire, I just use the wires that come with the glad freezer bags:
This is the method that I followed to create my DIY spring wreath:
- Take your bare grapevine wreath and, using the foliage and florals at your disposal, decide on your design. I decided to leave most of the vine naked and concentrated on the lower left of the circle.
- Using the gaps in the wreath, thread a faux leaf filler stem, along the side, through the vines to secure.
- Insert the second faux leaf filler stem in the same manner, this time facing towards the right of your wreath.
- Use your wire to secure where necessary.
- Do the same with another 2 faux leaf filler stems.
- Towards the centre gap between the leaves, start filling in with the faux gum leaf.
- Now you can start placing your flowers to your liking, threading the stems through the vines.
- Once everything has been threaded, you should not be able to see any or the stems sticking out in the front; the back will look a bit like this:
- And this is the front!
- Once you’re done, hang it on a nearby hook and check that everything is sitting in the right place (and that nothing has flopped out of place); that gives you the opportunity to rearrange where necessary before hanging it in its more permanent home.
And that’s it – an easy, budget-friendly DIY spring wreath. The best part for me is that, when I get bored of it or the season changes, it’s a simple and cost effective thing to change. The basics remain the same, one or 2 new flowers or ribbons is all that it would need to give it a completely different look!
Now for the fun part – I’d love it if you would go and check out my friends’ wreaths as well! So much Spring inspiration going on!
Also, I would love to hear from you; do you decorate for spring? Or as the seasons change? If so, what is your go-to item(s) to change things up?