DIY Fresh Spring Wreath Craft Supplies
You Will Need:
- An inexpensive picture frame (see notes below, but the best one is that unused one in your closet!)
- Various foliage from your garden or a friend’s garden (see notes)
- Pruning shears (bigger kids can help with the trimming too)
- Two-to-three foot-long piece of ribbon like this or this (jute or twine, or even wrapping paper ribbon will work in a pinch)
- 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.