Hey awesome Friends, and welcome to day #10 of my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days Series! Today my Décor Enthusiast girls and I are sharing our Spring wreaths. It’s actually feeling like Spring this week here and I am loving it.
Of course since I am in the middle of my makeover series, I had to create my wreath from something in need of a makeover. I set out to comb all my favorite haunts to find something and got lucky on my first stop! I found this pretty wreath for just over $4:
I kinda loved it as is, but the green leafy bits were crumpled and shriveled. I removed all the green pieces and spray painted the wreath with Rustoleum spray paint in Espresso so it would resemble something not dead…
Then I gathered a few supplies I already had and a couple I purchased to make this bird nest Spring wreath:
Here’s what I used to create this simple wreath:
2. Floral wire and cutters 3. Two of these green sprays found at Michaels
4. This yellow spray was in my stash 5. This little green mossy pick came from Michaels
6. Quatrefoil ribbon from Michaels 7. Bird nest from my stash
I started by adding the green sprays to the wreath along one side and securing them with wire:
Then I cut the yellow spray apart…
And tucked it in with the green…
I did the same with the mossy pick and added it in as well.
Then I just added a bow, nest and some eggs…
Simple! Here is how I make my bows…psst…I cheat!
1. Find pretty ribbon. This was purchased at Michaels and has no wire in it but is pretty stiff. This cheat version is for wide ribbon.
2. Cut the ribbon in the lengths shown: 27″,15″, and 30″.
3. Lay the longest piece flat, fold the 27″ piece to make the bow portion (overlapping the ends in the center), fold the 15″ in three to make the center of the bow. Line them up as shown.
4. Flip all three pieces over together.
5. Tie the center piece and trim off any excess.
6. Clip the ends as desired.
The eggs were originally pink, but I spray painted them Robin’s Egg blue from Rustoleum and speckled them with the Espresso by barely depressing the spray nozzle so that it spit the paint out.
Honestly I think they are more the shape of walnuts lol.
For Summer I may just remove the nest and add more flowers all the way around. 🙂
I’m not the only one sharing some Spring inspiration today, my talented Décor Enthusiast girls created Spring Wreaths as well! Visit them at the links below the image!
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Here are a couple more Spring wreaths from previous years:
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I’ll be back again tomorrow sharing this shutter cabinet I nabbed just as it was being put out at Goodwill:
UPDATE: Would you like to see it now? You can HERE!
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