How to Make a Fresh Spring Wreath for Your Front Door (Tutorial)

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DIY Fresh Spring Wreath Craft Supplies

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You Will Need:

  • Various foliage from your garden or a friend’s garden (see notes)
  • Additional decorative Spring ribbon (LOVE these! but totally optional; I didn’t use any in this sample)

IMPORTANT NOTE ON FRAMES: When determining frame size, think about the spring wreath’s purpose. Will it hang on the front door? Decorate an interior wall? Suspend in a window frame?

I would also recommend that the frame be square- or rectangular-shaped and have a fairly flat-but-wide surface. You can choose a circular frame, but it may be harder to bend the branches and tie them down.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON FOLIAGE: Choose foliage that has a fairly firm stalk (think shrubs). The reason behind this is simple—the plant will somewhat wilt after it’s been cut, and plants that have more flexible stems will droop.

And then your wreath will look icky. And you don’t want an icky wreath.

You’ll also want to avoid plants with thorns, for obvious reasons. Choose a variety of leaf shapes, sizes and colors if possible.

Therefore, good foliage choices could be: Privet, Boxwood, Euonymus, Indian Hawthorn, Statis, any sort of hedge, flowering tree branch, or sturdy “stalky” flowers like Rosemary or Lavender.

Bad foliage choices would be: Roses (actually most flowers since they are fairly delicate and will droop easily), vines, Bougainvillea (because of the thorns), ground cover, succulents, etc.

Got your supplies? Sweet! Let’s move on to the directions.

 

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As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging women, married couples and families with practical tips for growing closer to God during holidays like Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Alicia is the owner/editor of both ChristCenteredHolidays.com and YourVibrantFamily.com; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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