Step-by-step tutorial to keep your front door looking festive!
Wreath making is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of the word “crafting”.
Growing up, my church had a biyearly craft bazaar that my mom helped with. Her contribution was always holiday themed wreaths. I can still smell the hot glue and fake moss in the craft room now.
While they are generally seasonal, I love how little things like wreaths, placemats and napkins can make any season a little more festive. Spring, while beautiful and symbolic of new life, isn’t my most favorite season. Since it comes on the heels of winter, I’m usually still suffering with a little bit of seasonal depression. Couple that with seasonal allergies and loads of pollen, and I’m usually not energetic and overly positive.
However, this spring wreath I made this year adds just the right amount of pastel and seasonal pizazz to lift my spirits this time of year!
Supplies you’ll need include:
- Wreath of your choice (I used this one from Hobby Lobby)
- Garland or ribbon (I used a similar tie ribbon one from Hobby Lobby..check your local stores for the exact one I used)
- Faux eggs (I used these from Hobby Lobby)
- Wooden initial letter (I used this one from Hobby Lobby)
- Gold spray paint (optional)
- Thin gold wire
- Hot glue and hot glue gun
- Wooden skewers (these can be purchased at most grocery stores)
Directions: (Total time is about 20-30 minutes) Also, check my Instagram stories for a step-by-step video!
First, take the end of your garland or ribbon and secure it to the back of the wreath. Secure it using thin gold wire (about 8 inches) and tying it down. If using a garland, the loops on the end can be tied around the wreath like a shoe string.
Next, wrap the garland around the wreath, evenly spacing it out. Once it’s wrapped all the way around, you’ll secure the other end to the wreath, connecting it to the opposite end. To tie it down, you’ll tie the ends together using the loops provided or additional string. Then wrap the additional wire around the tied strings, and tie the wire together as well…. this garland isn’t going anywhere!
Then, take the letter or initial and space it as desired. If you want to spray paint it, make sure it’s painted and dried beforehand.
Now you’ll take more gold wire (about 12 inches) and secure it to the wreath, wrapping and tying it down. You should have two long ends to tie the letter down with.
Place the letter on top of tied wire and wrap the wire around the letter to secure it to the wreath. Once the wire is wrapped securely, tie it around the wreath and knot it down. Cut off any visible excess wire.
Next, you’ll want to stick the skewers into the bottom eggs, about halfway. Make sure you have about 5 inches of the skewer sticking out.
Tuck the skewered egg into desired places around the wreath. It’s best to make sure the skewer is hidden by the wreath and the garland.
Heat up your hot glue gun. Once it’s ready, secure the letter and eggs by hot gluing the bottoms of each object to the wreath.
You’ll want to secure the garland with hot glue as well if your using a tie ribbon garland like the one I used.
Finally, you’ll want to make a loop for the wreath to hang on. The directions are below:
Wreath Hanger Loop:
- Take about two feet of thin gold wire.
- Tie the ends together by twist tying them. This will make a giant loop.
- Hold the twist tied ends, and hold the loop, twisting it in a circle. Twist until the entire wire is wrapped tightly around itself, leaving a small loop on the end.
- Now that you have a stronger wire to work with, create another loop large enough to hang on a wreath hanger. Twist tie the ends together.
- Take the twist tied end and secure it around the appropriate place in your wreath, with the loop facing up.
And there you have it! A simple, affordable, customizable wreath to welcome family friends into your home. Nothing says, “Happy Spring!” like a fun wreath.