/ Thursday, April 4, 2013
My $12 DIY Spring Wreath!
What I Used:
- 2 spools of 7/8in. wide, 18ft. long ribbon
- 24in. green ribbon to hang the wreath
- 2 large flowers I cut from a faux flower bouquet
- 5 fabric butterflies
- Straw wreath
- Glue gun
I ended up not using the red flower and I changed the original ribbon color because of technical difficulties.
The Process in detail...
Last week I took my kids to Target with me (because I'm crazy) and every time I go, it's mandatory that stop by the $1 section. While there I picked up some cute little fabric butterflies, a pack of 4 for $1. I didn't originally have a plan on how I would use them, but I knew they would make a great addition to whatever spring decor idea I came up with.
This past Monday my best friend and I (and 4 kids) went to Walmart to do a little shopping and that's where I came up with the bright idea to make a spring wreath. I stopped by their flower craft section and found some apple green ribbon for $2 ($1.97) and the straw (or whatever it is) wreath for $3 ($2.47 or $2.97).
I knew I already had some flowers in my craft scraps drawer that I could add.
I began wrapping the green ribbon around my wreath only to find that the 1- 18ft. spool I purchased only covered half of my wreath. I went to Walmart the following day and to my surprise, the green ribbon was sold out! But then I saw the gorgeous blueish/turquoise ribbon and wallah!
I got home home and went to work.
Before you glue your flowers and/or butterflies, I would suggest you do a "dry run" and place everything where and how you want it before gluing the items onto the wreath. I re-placed the butterflies so many times until I figured out how I wanted them glued on.
Thanks for reading!