Now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, it seems like everyone is looking forward to spring and warmer weather! Clothing stores are full of swimsuits and shorts; and, Easter decorations have lined the aisles of mass merchandisers for weeks.
One of the easiest ways to welcome in a new season, is with a pretty wreath on your front door. My door’s been naked since New Year’s so a new wreath is warranted. I love making my own, so I went to Michaels over the weekend and purchased the supplies I needed.
Here’s my step-by-step guide to creating your own DIY floral wreath—just in time for spring!
You will need:
- one grapevine wreath
- ribbon of your choice
- florist wire
- assorted flowers
When you select flowers for your wreath, I recommend using three large flowers, two medium, and one set of small stem flowers. (I chose hydrangeas, ranunculus, and some small blue flowers.)
Start by tying the ribbon in a bow around the wreath, at the appropriate hanging height. Then, trim all of the flowers you will be using with wire cutters. The stems should be just long enough to go through the wreath to the other side.
Arrange all of the flowers on the wreath, sticking the stems through the vines to finalize their placement.
Once you have them set perfectly, flip the wreath over and use the florist wire to attach the flower stems to the wreath. Twist each wire a couple of times and tuck it back into the wreath to hold the flowers in place.
When you’re finished, you’ll have a beautiful wreath to welcome spring and guests into your home! 🙂 Enjoy!