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Spring has arrived! With tomorrow being the official first day of spring; I figured there was no better time than now to share this DIY spring wreath project.
Bringing vibrant colors back into my home decor is my favorite part of the spring season. Seasonal decorating is something I’m always excited to do.
This past weekend I created a new wreath for our front door. I wanted to do something a little bit different, so I combined a traditional floral wreath with a rag wreath and I love the results.
But, in the end, my old friend Dollar Tree pulled me back in. I was able to create this wreath for just $12. Here’s how I did it.
DIY Spring Wreath Tutorial
- 5 – Lilac Bushes
- 4 – Carnation Bush
- 1 – Table Cover with Flannel Backing
- 1 – Pack of Hot Glue Sticks
- Hot Glue Gun
- 1 – Metal Wreath Form
- Scissors/Wire Cutter
Note: You only need the carnation buds from 1 bunch. The others were used for their leaves. If you have other greenery on hand that you could use, you don’t need to purchase all 4 bunches. Also, I have a 16″ metal wreath form. Dollar Tree has 14.5″ currently in stock. If you want a larger wreath form, try visiting Walmart or Hobby Lobby.
Let’s get started.
Step 1: Detach Your Flower Heads
Separate your carnation buds and leaves from the stems. They’ll pop off easily as you slide them up the stem.
Then, snip each of the lilac stems from the main branch at the base. Be sure to slide the leaves up to meet the buds so you don’t lose them when you cut.
Step 2: Create the First Layer of Greenery
Hot glue one set of leaves from the carnations to the vertical joint on the wreath form. Attach them at the second ring from the middle.
Repeat for each vertical joint, all the way around the wreath. Here’s what it will look like when you’re done.
Step 3: Create Your Second Layer of Greenery
Next, locate the midpoint between two of the leaves you’ve just secured and glue a set of leaves to the third ring from the middle.
Step 4: Add Lilac Stems
Tuck and glue your lilac stems so that the flowers lay at the midpoint between the carnation leaves on the second ring. Repeat this around the entire wreath.
This is what it will look like when you’ve finished.
Step 5: Cut Your Table Cloth Into Long Strips
Now, open up your table cloth and cut a strip about an inch wide along the short side of the table cloth. It doesn’t have to be perfectly measured or perfectly straight.
I recommend cutting 15 or so strips to start. You can always go back and cut more if needed.
Step 6: Cut Your Large Table Cloth Strips Down to Size
Loop the long strip of cloth around your palm and snip the whole loop in the middle. This will give you a bunch of smaller strips.
Depending upon where you cut and where you started looping; they may not be completely uniform in size. That’s perfectly fine. They’ll all be relatively the same length.
Once you begin adding them to the wreath you won’t notice the difference in length.
Step 7: Tuck and Tie Your Strips to Your Wreath Form
Tuck the strip under the inner ring of the wreath, pattern side down and tie in a single knot.
Because of the texture of the material, there’s no need to double knot these. They will stay securely with a single tie.
Step 8: Tie Your Rags Around the Outer Ring
Continue tying your strips of cloth all the way around the inner ring. You want them side by side, but not overly crowded.
Step 9: Create an Outer Ring of Lilacs
Now we’ll create an outer ring of lilacs. Tuck a lilac stems between the third and fourth ring around the outer edge of the wreath.
Align them in a way that the flowering buds land at the midpoint between the inner ring of lilacs.
Step 10: Place Your Carnation Buds
Next, glue 4 carnation buds, equally spaced, to the wreath between the first and second ring. At this point, you’re basically done. Good job!
This is where you’ll want to go in with a few finishing touches to clean up edges and fill in gaps.
First, look for any lilac stems that are jutting out from the edge of the wreath. If you see any, flip the wreath over to better access them and gently bent them inward.
Lastly, fill in any large gaps in the arrangement with extra leaves.
DIY Spring Wreath Final Results
That’s it! Here’s a look at the final product.
If you try this project I’d love to see how your wreath turned out. Please comment below and tag me on Instagram with your creations.
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