2 Spring Wreath Tutorials
Today is the 8th day of spring, and it’s exactly 3 weeks from today until Easter. Time to get a spring wreath on the front door!
I took down my St. Patrick’s Day wreath just last week, and I made two new spring wreaths. One is hanging on my front door, and I placed the other one above the mantel in my living room.
Bright Green, Yarn-Wrapped Wreath
For the living room, I created a bright green wreath with blue Easter eggs all around it. Here’s a tutorial on how I did it.
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- 14″ foam wreath form from Michael’s
- Soft & Shiny yarn by Loops & Threads in Citrus (a pretty green: the color of new leaves or grass)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Painters tape
- Decoupage Easter eggs
First, roll your green yarn from the skein into a ball so that you can wrap the wreath form.
Tie one end of your yarn onto the wreath form and start wrapping. Continue wrapping and wrapping and wrapping . . . until you have covered the entire wreath form. Tie off your yarn in the back.
Once your wreath form is entirely wrapped, you’re ready to attach the decoupage eggs. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make them.
Decoupage Eggs Materials
- 1 dozen craft eggs from Walmart
- Beverage napkins by C. R. Gibson in Blue Italia Spode design
- Mod Podge matte finish
- Ceramcoat matte finish varnish by Delta Creative
- Clear acrylic coating by Krylon, matte finish
- Small foam paint brush
- Tear the paper napkins into small pieces.
- Attach the napkin pieces to the egg with mod podge. It’s O.K. for the napkin pieces to overlap and to look “random.”
- Let dry. Brush on an outer coat of Mod Podge.
- Let dry. Add a second coat of Mod Podge.
- Let dry. Brush on a coat of Ceramcoat matte varnish.
- Let dry. Spray on a coat of acrylic finish.
I actually made my decoupage Easter eggs last year and displayed them in a vignette on my foyer table. So, it was time to recycle them onto this year’s wreath.
Attach Decoupage Eggs to the Yarn-Wrapped Wreath Form
Use small pieces of painters tape to mark 12 spots around your 14” wreath form. Think of marking the hours on a clock face.
Next, use hot glue to attach the decoupage Easter eggs all around the wreath.
You’re done! Hang your wreath and enjoy it!
We live in a coastal area, and Mr. B. has a sailboat. Therefore, we have a huge nautical chart hanging over our living room mantel. It shows the rivers, creeks, and marshes in the area where we live.
I suspended my new wreath from a wreath hanger attached to the top of the nautical chart.
Forsythia Wreath with Baby Chicks
Next, I got busy making a wreath with faux forsythia on a grapevine wreath form. Just for fun, I added some baby chicks and glittery Easter eggs.
Forsythia Wreath Materials
- 18” grapevine wreath form
- 3 large stems of faux forsythia
- Soft & Shiny yarn by Loops & Threads in Citrus (left over from my living room wreath)
- Brown chenille pipe cleaners to wire the stems onto the wreath form
- 1 pack of chenille baby chicks
- 1 floral pick with 5 glittery eggs
- Wire cutters
First, wrap some of the bright green yarn around a section of the grapevine wreath form to create a setting for your baby chicks. This will be at the bottom center of your wreath.
Use small wire cutters to separate the smaller faux forsythia stems from the large central stem.
Here’s a tip for attaching faux stems to a wreath form. Use pipe cleaners!
For years, I used floral wire to attach faux stems or vines to wreath forms. I find that the pipe cleaners are easier to work with. They’re easier to cut with wire cutters, and I don’t poke my fingers with sharp ends as much as I did when using floral wire.
Attach your faux forsythia to the top part of the wreath, extending halfway down both sides.
Use hot glue to attach your baby chicks and glittery Easter eggs to the area that is wrapped in bright green yarn.
Hang your wreath and enjoy it!
What do you think?
I hope you like my two DIY spring wreaths. You might also want to check out my embellished Easter eggs.
What have you been doing to welcome spring into your home? Have you made a wreath for spring?
Let me know. I’d love to hear from you.
Enjoy Life Creatively!