A Sweet and Simple Spring Wreath

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As much as I love Pittsburgh, I have never been a big fan of the cold weather. I realize that, living in the northeast, it kind of comes with the territory so I can tolerate it for a little while, but by this point in the year? I am DONE.

So in an attempt to coax the warm weather out of its little hiding place and back to my part of the country, I decided to make my spring wreath! {Because if my front door says it’s spring, it’s clearly spring, right? 😉 }

Since I make 4+ wreaths a year, it’s sometimes a challenge to make something different than I’ve ever done before, but I think I’ve come up with just the thing! Here’s what I used to make my sweet and simple spring wreath:

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  • Vine wreath (I found this one in the Target Dollar Spot before Valentine’s Day, but I’m sure craft stores would have something similar.)
  • Ribbon (I also ended up using a second color ribbon to hang the wreath.)
  • Hot glue gun + glue sticks
  • Faux tulips (I got this bunch of 15-ish tulips at Michael’s on sale. Yippee!)
  • Scissors

I started by disassembling my bouquet of fake tulips. I thought I was going to have to cut them apart, but fortunately, each individual stem easily popped right off.

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Next I played around with the arrangement of the tulips on the wreath until I found one I liked. Then I simply trimmed the stems and attached each flower with hot glue. I first glued a bunch up toward the top of the wreath…

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And then I added a second bunch of tulips toward the bottom of the wreath, leaving room for a bow in the middle.

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{Note: I ended up adding a few more tulips later, so the final number was 7 in the top grouping and 6 in the bottom grouping.} Next it was time to make the bow!

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I used 1 1/2″ wide grosgrain ribbon and cut a length that was about 15″ (1).

Then I folded it over so that the ends met and glued them together with my hot glue gun, making a loop (2).

I used a slightly shorter length of ribbon to make a second loop, and I glued the smaller loop on top of the larger one (3).

Flipping the loops over, I took a 30″ length of ribbon and glued the center of it to the center of the back of the long loop (4). {I ended up trimming the 30″ ribbon a lot, so you may not have to start yours quite that long.}

Finally, I took a 4″ length of ribbon and wrapped it around all of the layers, securing it in the back with hot glue (5). I hot glued the ribbon to my wreath, trimmed the end of my ribbon, and I had…

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A sweet and simple spring-like wreath! I had originally intended to use the same aqua ribbon to hang the wreath but ended up going with a 1″ wide yellow grosgrain ribbon instead to add more color.

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I totally didn’t even think of this until I was part of the way through making it, but doesn’t the wreath itself kind of resemble a “crown of thorns”? And then the white of the tulips could represent our sins being washed away…Boom. Perfect for Easter, too! Love that!

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This wreath was truly so simple and took me less than one nap time to make! (Nap time for the Cs that is, although I wouldn’t be surprised if I started crafting in my sleep soon… 😉 } Now if this snow and cold would just go away, I would be all set for spring!

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Thanks so much for following along! Have a wonderful day!

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11 Comments

  1. Lauren @ Mom Home Guide says:

    I love your pretty spring wreath, Abby! Hopefully it feels like spring soon! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Anna-Mack Severn says:

    Love it! The tulips are really beautiful 🙂 I’m about to do a St Pattys one and have totally been putting it off haha. You’ve inspired me to just get that durn thing done!

  3. Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says:

    Fresh and clean and perfect to welcome Spring! 🙂

  4. Krista @ the happy housie says:

    Very pretty Abby!! I love tulips for the spring!!

  5. Those tulips are beautiful! I love how this turned out!

  6. Jaclyn Lorimer says:

    This is adorable Abby! And I love the connection with Easter that you made at the end. I’ll have to add this to my project list!
    Visiting from LorimerLiving.Blogspot.Com

    XOXO,
    Jaclyn

  7. Emily, Our house now a home says:

    This is so cute! I JUST shared my spring home tour, and worded it almost the same way. Bringing the spring in my home should make it the same outside too. I live in Wisconsin and this time of year is the hardest, I am done with the cold and ready to walk outside without shivering! I love this wreath so much! So simple, cute and pure spring perfection!

  8. Love this! So pretty and can hardly wait for spring 🙂

  9. Mandy Hank says:

    Ok too cute!!! Two things: Thank you for the tutorial on the bow, always wanted to know how to do those… and 2. How come your super glue gun isn’t filed with dried glue and fuzz like me is?

  10. I remembered this post and used it as inspiration to do my first wreath today! It’s not perfect, but my 3 y.o. helped so I think I am going to leave it as it is 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      That’s so awesome! Glad it was helpful! It’s more fun when the kiddos are involved! 🙂

      ~Abby =)

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