Tulip Wreath Tutorial and a Spring Mantel

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:

Tulip Wreath, super simple and perfect for Spring!

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:

Easy Tulip Wreath Tutorial and a 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:

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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:

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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:

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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.

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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.

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The first tulip I added did not have a leaf. I chose one with a leaf next and wired it in place as well.

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I continued with this pattern.

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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.

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Then I felt like it was just right! How easy was that?! We love easy!

Tulip Wreath, super simple and perfect  for Spring!

I mounted it to this old window I found at an estate sale for $2. It originally looked like this:

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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.

Easy Tulip Wreath and a Fresh Spring Mantel

 

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Tulip Wreath, super simple and perfect  for Spring!

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:

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I strung them with jute and tied them to the grate.

Tulip Wreath, super simple and perfect  for Spring!

 

Tulip Wreath, super simple and perfect  for Spring!

 

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Easy Tulip Wreath Tutorial and a Spring Mantel

 

Easy Tulip Wreath (tutorial) and a Spring Mantel

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:

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 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:

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I’m so glad you stopped by!

XO,

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  1. LOVE this tulip wreath, Christy! It looks totally perfect hanging on that window grate too! Gorgeous spring display!

  2. Sherri S. says:

    I love your wreath and mantel. Very pretty! I think your window frame with the grate is a perfect backdrop. I bet you will get lots of use from it, and for $2!? Thanks for sharing!!

    Have a blessed and happy weekend :)

    ~Sherri

  3. You are really a great wreath maker. Stunning!!! I love how you changed the window out- you always have great finds!!

    • Thanks, Mandy!! I use to shy away from making wreaths, but with practice I’m really enjoying making them now. That window was in sad shape, but I was excited to see I had enough grate left to fit it! Have a great weekend!! XO

  4. What a gorgeous mantel, Christy! You’re right– all of that green is perfect for spring! I am always in awe of your creativity with found pieces. I would never take a second look at that shell window, and you turned it into something completely gorgeous! Love it!

    ~Abby =)

    • Thanks, Abby! My mom and I shop estate sales together and she always gives me a look when I pick things up like, “Christy, please…what are you going to do with that?!” Then she sees it done and wants it ha ha. :)

  5. I love this simply elegant wreath! Tomorrow morning I’m hosting Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party and I would love for you to hop over to link up!

    Happy Weekend!
    ~ Ashley

  6. Lovely wreath! I need to make a spring wreath. Can I just take a picture of my winter snowflake door mat and link that up? lol We got a foot of snow the other night. It is our spring snow. :)

  7. I love it! I LOVE old windows!!!

  8. Adorbs! :)

  9. You’re mighty talented there, ma’am. Mine would end up looking like a mutant.

    -andi

    • Ha that would be me and flower arranging…I’m good on a flat surface, but don’t dare buy me boxed flowers and make me arrange them myself! It aint pretty! Hope you guys are at least seeing sunshine up there! XO

  10. love this, so simple yet elegant yet shabby yet timeless yet awesome!! pinning :) We would love if you would visit out Snickerdoodle Sunday sometime!!

  11. Gorgeous tulips… So perty in white. I also really like the metal grate!!
    Thanks much for sharing!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle

    Crystelle Boutique

  12. Very cute wreath – love the white tulips.

  13. This little wreath looks so simple and that is part of its beauty–the simplicity! I love it and it looks lovely on your spring mantel. Thanks for sharing! found at work it wed. have a great week.

  14. I LOVE your wreath and mantel Christy!! That window with the grate is just fabulous. The Spring banner….all just perfect. Love it! :)

    Nancy

  15. And you are my first Stumble! ;) (still learning!! )

    Nancy

    • Oh yay!!! I need to start stumbling too! Every once in a while I get a surge of traffic from SU. I know it could be great if I got into it too! Need to start joining those daily threads!

  16. Very spring , and very easy to make! I would love for you to share on my Chic By You Link Party @ http://chicbytab.blogspot.ca/2014/04/chic-by-you-wednesday-link-party-7.html. Hope to see you there!

  17. Hey Christy! I love your tulip wreath and mantel. They are so pretty. I just adore white. Wanted to stop by and pin it.

  18. Christy….I love the lightness of this wreath! What a great idea to take out some of the vines from the original form. So smart. The decorative window backdrop is a fabulous for setting off the wreath too. Pinning!!!

    Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!

  19. The tulip wreath is beautiful! Love the mantel! Great Job!
    We would love for you to come and link up with us at Your Designs This Time, Mondays 8:00amEST.
    http://elizabethjoandesigns.com/2014/04/desings-time-no-5

  20. Beautiful! I love that metal grate pattern. Where online did you purchase it?

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