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My simple DIY spring wreath

When I bought my pussy willow branches I just knew I liked them. I didn’t know that I would get to grow my own trees out of them. Nor did I know they are so easy to dry and keep for years.

When they sat infront of me I just imaged a pretty wreath. I wanted something simple and spring like, not an Easter wreath but something that embraced everything. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on this. I had everything except the willow £3 a bunch and the gypsophilia £1.50 a bunch.

Simple spring wreath

You will need:

  • Willow wreath ( mine is 40cm)
  • Pussy willow
  • Ivy
  • Dried grass
  • Gypsophilia
  • Statice ( dries perfectly)
  • Robins ( Hobby Craft )
  • Fimo clay in blue and white
  • Wire
  • Kitchen scissors
  • Glue gun

That’s it’s you can put as much or as little as you like. I wanted to showcase the the willow wreath. Then you just build it up. As this is a dry wreath I just used a glue gun to secure it.

I put the ivy on first, I kept a few leaves aside so that I could use them at the end to cover the glue. Then I added the grass to add a softness. The grass I had saved from my wedding bouquet, I only used a bit of it so I still have some left.

Gypsophilia is my favourite flower so I started from the top of the ivy and added the white flowers working toward the point where my ivy crossed. Then I repeated on the other side.

Then I added this purple statice which came in my birthday bouquet. it’s a pretty flower and comes in lots of colours I just thought it was pretty.

Last bit of foliage was the pussy willow branches. I only needed the tops of two. I picked forked branches and glued them to look like branches. I didn’t want it to look like a nest but I wanted it to be spring like. I hunted high and low for pretty eggs but I only needed 3 so I ended up making them.

I had some fimo in a dark blue and white. As I was mixing the colours together I made a beautiful marble effect. After I had blended them to a robins egg blue I added more blue to add the marbling effect. there was gold glitter on the table which got rolled into them. I put holes in them so I could wire them like beads. They baked well and I love how pretty they are.

They are the perfect finishing touch. I accidentally bought the robins in hobby craft. They are cute little clip on and to me they look perfect. I could have gone all out but I just wanted a simple wreath. After I gathered all the bits it took me about ten minutes to put it all together.

I wonder if I will make a summer wreath?

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

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