Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spring Wreath

Spring is here! Finally! Although I realize not everyone has had a taste of spring yet. For the's here. Our trees are in bloom, leaves are filling out bushes and trees, flowers are budding, grass is greening's beautiful. I love seeing everything coming back to life...all the green around me. It feels good..and definitely brings a spring to my step.

It also makes me want to start freshening up the house again. Change out the decorations...brightening things up. A great place to start is your front door. I thought a spring wreath would look nice there..although I'll confess...I liked it more on the stand for my entry hall table. So there it stays...and I made another wreath for the door!

Spring Wreath
Designer: Julia Sandvoss
Bo Bunny Abbey Road, Bo Bunny Abbey Road Dot, Bo Bunny Abbey Road Vine,Bo Bunny Abbey Road Sky,Bo Bunny Abbey Road Stripe,Bo Bunny Sadie Icandy Brads

Additional Supplies: Small Felt Flowers, White Styrofoam Ring, Colorbox Chalk Inks, Fiskars Mini Pinking Decorative Edge Scissors, Foam Adhesive Squares, Straight Pins

1) Use a diecut system to leaf shapes. Handcutting is fine too! And leaves aren't the only shape you can use... hearts, flowers, stars ...anything! Cut out about 30 “4 inch” leaves and 3-4 “2 inch” leaves. The smaller the leaf…the more you’ll need. For some leaves handcut them using decorative scissors for a fun edge.

2) Fold leaves in half to crease. Then use Chalk inks to ink the crease and edges of the leaves.

3) Pin (hot glue is another option) the large leaves randomly onto the styrofoam ring. Turn some in, some out, overlapping as you go.

4) Then add in the smaller leaves. You can add in as many as you like to fill in the wreath. Keep in mind…there’s no wrong way to make it. Each wreath will look different and that’s fine!

5) Add in some additional touches with the felt flowers, paper flowers cut from the paper and then layered and finished with a brad. Use the Foam Squares for added dimension when adhering to the wreath.

Designer Tip: This wreath is very if you do plan to hang it on your door, I would do so only if you have a storm door as well. Otherwise a good breeze will send it flying and most likely in pieces too!

Happy Spring!



Busym1 said...

That is so cool! (I just found your blog thru a search for yo yo projects) Thank youy for the cute idea! Michelle

Sarah said...

I love this! One quick question! Where did you get that wreath stand? It is so cute! Thanks!