Inserting Spring into My Wreath

Have you been following me for a while? Do you remember this base wreath (below) that I bought from Target a while ago?

I challenged myself to use this wreath through every season for one year. Well, I’m now about 6 months in and I have given this wreath its fourth transformation. I injected some pretty yellow paper flowers into the wreath to greet the budding flowers and trees outside my window.

From Christmas – Valentine’s Day our wreath was red, white and green:

For Thanksgiving, I added some feathers to the wreath:

For fall, I simply inserted magnolia leaves into the wreath:

 

Here is My Tutorial for a Spring Paper Flower Wreath:

Materials:

  • Two coordinating scrapbook paper sheets
  • Buttons for flower centers
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters
  • Floral Wire

Begin by cutting out flower shapes.

Lay your flower on top of the coordinating paper and cut a flower shape larger than the first.

Lay both flowers on top of one another and cut slits in toward the center of your flowers. Be sure not to cut too close to the center.

Trim the edges of your petals if you need to round them more.

Fold the edges of your flowers up to give them dimension.

Cut a length of floral wires, long enough to wrap around your wreath.

Thread the wire through your button. If you have a four hole button, you may want to thread it like this:

Then poke the wires through the centers of the flowers (it is easiest if you have one on top of the other so you are going through two flowers at once.)

Set the flower on your wreath.

Wrap the wires around the back and twist to secure.

Repeat until you have as many flowers as you like. Then add a coordinating ribbon bow.

I am definitely ready for spring, how about you? I hear my good friend Sandra (aka Sawdust Girl) just had more snow near Chicago. Poor girl.

Lucky for us, there are random pops of color blooming down here in North Carolina! Here is a sneak peek at a budding magnolia tree. I’ll share some more Spring color with you later this week.

Speaking of Spring, it is time to change our clocks forward one hour this weekend (if you do that kind of thing.)

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Comments

  1. A-dor-able! Those little flowers scream spring. I’m loving your magnolia tree picture too…beautiful. I don’t get to see thing like that living in the high dessert. We just got about 4 more inches of snow this morning too. :(

  2. This looks beautiful…I love the bright colors of red and yellow for Spring! I just wish we had some sort of sign for Spring…we just got another 12″ of snow last night :(

    ~Jenna, SAS Interiors
    http://www.sasinteriors.net

  3. That is really cool. I’m inspired. I wonder if I could do something like this?

  4. That is such a fantastic idea and I really like how you use the same wreath for all the different seasons!

  5. So cute!

  6. That is soo cute.
    I am loving all the spring colors that are happening here right now.
    I have got to get out this weekend and take some down at the lake.

  7. You are so talented! I love your creativity in taking one wreath and transforming it for each holiday. I want to make flowers with a button center! Good job!

  8. I always pick up those wreaths and then put it back down because they just look too blah…not anymore …I love all the things you have done with it…

  9. Super darn cute. I just pulled down my grapvine wreath to give it some spring! I love these little flowers.

  10. So cute! I love that you can change it out according to the seasons/holidays. Such a great idea. I put it on my TT&J FB page and stumbled it :)

    xoxo
    Jen

  11. Love love LOVE this, Brittany! Absolutely lovely! Consider it Stumbled. :)

  12. What an awesome challenge! :) Your wreaths are beautiful!

  13. Brilliant idea in “redecorating” the wreath … especially since you’re doing such a beautiful job of updating and redesigning!

    It hardly even looks like the same wreath season to season!

  14. That is such a darling spring wreath! Great job!

  15. This is the best one yet!

  16. I love all your wreath’s “outfits” and this one is awesome as well! It gives me an idea for my poor “naked” wreath, I better get crackin’! Thanks for all of your inspiration!

  17. I love your paper flowers! So cute. I’ve done a ton of wreaths (ex-florist) but never with paper flowers. Love the pop of Spring. Bring it on . . . I’m ready!

  18. If you hadnt said so each time you transformed this wreath Id never know. They all look so different from the other (but in a GREAT way)

  19. Monique says:

    I thought I’d seen just about every wreath combination out there but your wreath is very pretty and unusual. The yellow and orange really make the wreath pop. I’m enjoying the change!

  20. I LOVE wreaths and yours turned out beautiful!!

  21. Beautifully done! I’ve got a similar wreath to start with–now I know what to do with it! ;)

  22. Wonderful how you remake this throughout the year. Love the button flowers.

  23. Great transformation. I love that its so springy and looks more real than the silk flowers you can buy. I love it!!

  24. These wreath suggestions/ideas are fantastic! Thanks for showing how diverse a simple wreath can be. I’m new to your blog and a big, big fan!

  25. What a cute idea. I love all the scrap book paper but I don’t scrap book :)

  26. Pam Pike says:

    I really like this one. I think it is my favorite.

  27. this is so beautiful! you have done an amazing job with this wreath! your collection of all your creations should be on HGTV or something. seriously. ALL of them are beautiful.

    thanks so much for your support on the party & just a few seconds ago on twitter. i appreciate you more then you know!

    thanks for linking up to the Spring Fling!
    take care!

    xo
    kelie

  28. Those paper flowers are so cute! You are rocking that wreath!

  29. This is a FANTASTIC project. Great idea! I would be delighted if you would link this to my VIP party today! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-6.html

    Cheers!
    Sommer

  30. You made my Saturday Seven this week! Love these flowers, Brittany! http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/03/saturday-seven-no-3.html

  31. What a darling wreath… all year long. Very creative and I just might have to try this to!
    What a fun stop.!

  32. I have been looking for a new spring wreath for a while without success. Nothing seems right for one reason or another. I came across your blog and realized I can just spruce up something I have and give it new life! Thanks so much!

  33. fabulous wreath, the colours are beautifully fresh, thanks for sharing this fun creative project

  34. That is BRILLIANT! i’M SO LOVIN’ IT!

  35. This is such a gorgeous wreath and I love how you revamp it for each season!

  36. What a completely adorable wreath ~ I love it!

    Have a Happy Labor Day!

  37. Such a fun, sunny, eye-catching wreath! Splendid job and sweet of you to include a tutorial.

  38. I have the same wreath and I am SO impressed at how much you’ve changed it up! The peacock feathers make me SWOON!

  39. I absolutely love it. What a very, very pretty wreath. So fantastic that you are changing it for each season. Brilliant actually! : )

  40. I am so going to do this, One wreath for all year great idea and saves storage space. thanks

  41. Loved the spring wreath with paper flowers with button centers. It is perfect for my sewing friends. My granddaughter and I (she is 5) just completed a dried rose wreath made with her mommy’s Valentine’s bouquet and mine. Between the dried flowers we inserted baby’s breath and eucalyptus on a grape vine wreath. It turned out sensational!

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