I have got the simplest wreath to share with you today. I know I always say that, but I think it’s even easier than my Simple Spring Wreath, because you don’t even need a bow! This is my new tulip wreath:
Isn’t she perty? I’m going to share exactly how I made it, but first let’s get a quick peek at my Spring mantel:
I love all the green. It’s so fresh and full of life!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this simple tulip wreath:
Those are fake tulips by the way, and I can always find a perfectly good wreath at the thrift store. This was only 99¢ because it was out of season and the flowers came right off. These were hot-glued on but half the time, the stems are just tucked into the wreath.
These stems are missing from the photo, I decided to add them in the end:
First I unwrapped the piece of grapevine that is holding the wreath together and then pulled it gently so that it would unravel a bit until I was able to separate it into two pieces. This is what I ended up with:
I wanted it to feel lighter and looser and act mainly as a form for the tulips.
Then I cut my tulips apart. I purchased these at Michaels for around $6. This was one bunch which had several tulips.
I bent the stem slightly into an arc shape and placed it on my wreath. Then I used floral wire to secure it to my wreath.
The first tulip I added did not have a leaf. I chose one with a leaf next and wired it in place as well.
I continued with this pattern.
When I was finished, it felt like it could use a little something more. So I cut the other bunch of stems into individual stems (without the grassy parts) and added those where there were no leaves.
Then I felt like it was just right! How easy was that?! We love easy!
I mounted it to this old window I found at an estate sale for $2. It originally looked like this:
It has seen its day for sure, but for $2 I snatched it up. I replaced the mangled chicken wire and clam shells with a piece of leftover grate we had in the garage from another project. (I used it for the door on a really cool spice cabinet too!)
I also used a wire brush to loosen any chipping paint flakes. I love it so much now and its the perfect backdrop for my wreath. I’m sure I’ll be able to use it again and again.
I purchased the wooden banner pieces at Michaels on sale for 29¢ a piece. They looked like this before I gave them a coat of spray chalkboard paint:
I strung them with jute and tied them to the grate.
Who’s ready to get craftin?
Guess what time it is? It’s time to Get Your DIY on! Our party is this Sunday, April 6th and this month’s theme is Thinking Spring! Here’s a peek at my lovely co-hosts’ creations:
Scrappy Spring Bunting Just a Girl and Her Blog
Paper Carrots Easter Banner The Hankful House
Easter Bunny in the Grass Wreath The Happy Housie
Spring Chalkboard from an Old Cabinet Door House by Hoff
The fun starts this Sunday, April 6th at 7:00pm EST. Come link up your Springtime favorites or just come by to get inspired!
If you’re a planner, here’s what we’re cooking up for May:
I’m so glad you stopped by!
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!
I love to party…not like that, like this!