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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Wreath with Burlap and Fresh Flowers

Up until a week ago I still had my Valentine wreath hanging on the front door.

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I needed a change and wanted a wreath that gently smiled “spring has sprung”!

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I used the wire wreath form from last years spring wreath. I had a few terra cotta pots but purchased a few more at Michaels using a coupon. The pots can be found at many craft, dollar and gardening stores for under $1 and often at thrift shops and garage sales for mere pennies.

To give the pots an aged look simply dab on a bit of watered down white paint.

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Then lightly sand the painted pots to soften the look even further.

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Next wire the pots onto the wire frame. (Make sure your pots have drainage holes at the bottom so you can do this.)

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I hot glued on bits and pieces of sheet moss that I had leftover from a previous project.

I filled in the remaining open spaces on the wreath form with burlap ribbon. (Hobby Lobby~ $5.99 a roll regular price, but it was on sale for 50% off.) I used the same technique I shared HERE.

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The pots were filled with small bunches of springtime flowers in shades of purple and white. The six pack of blossoms was $2.98 bringing the total cost of the wreath to less than $10.

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A light daily misting of water has kept the blooms happy.

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Once the desert heat really sets in I think I will transfer the flowers to a larger ground pot and try succulents.

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But for now I enjoy the sweet smell of Alyssum every time I open the door.


Linking to:

Jennifer Rizzo, T T & J, Common Ground, French Country Cottage, The Charm of Home, Someday Crafts, Funky Junk, StoneGable, Positively Splendid,The 36th Avenue, Funky Junk

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Perfectly Printed said...

Love this Spring Wreath!!


Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

I love that you used real plants! Makes it SO much more attractive! Maybe you can change to succulents when it gets too hot?

Creations By Cindy said...

Laura, I really love this wreath! So pretty! Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Oh, Laura, I love this wreath! I'd have to use fake plants, though- I'm a menace to live plants everywhere!

Luisa Chandler said...

This is so sweet and adorable! Hopped over from Someday Crafts!

lynn cockrell said...

Laura, your burlap wreath is simply lovely. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial!

April Dunlap said...

that is an AMAZING idea! i love, love, love it!
I just plopped the wreath that hung all spring and summer back on the door...BOR-ING.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

This is so pretty! Love the addition of the little pots! This is perfect!

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

How beautiful. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial too. I am pinning this to my fav wreaths on Pinterest. Blessings, Patti

Lori Lehman said...

So cute! Love the moss on the pots!

Linda said...

That's beautiful, Laura!

Only 5 degrees with the wind here this morning on this First Day of Spring. :P

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Beautiful Spring wreath you have here (luv those cute pots).


Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

That wreath is just adorable and so creative. Love it!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a beautiful wreath Laura! I made something very similar, but didn't even think to add real flowers. I just might have to make a trip to the garden center!

Vel Criste said...

Super cute Laura!!!! Love the adorable pots, truly perfect for spring!

Cheryl Thornton said...

Beautiful wreath - I especially love those little pots!

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

Kristie at The said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Your wreath is absolutely fabulous :)

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

What a fresh breath of Spring you have created!

sandy said...

Love this! I have everything in my junk, I mean craft make this wreath. Too bad we have almost two feet of the snow still on the ground. Thanks for the inspiration!

openid said...

BRAVO! What a wonderful sign that spring has sprung (at least in AZ) and warm welcome to your guests. Add this to the long and ever growing list of favorite projects by Laura.
Your Friend,

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This looks amazing, Laura!

Carol said...

That is a wonderful wreath, Laura! It's so much fun to be able to add some "life" into a display -- very unexpected in a wreath, but so welcoming!

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Karen Albert said...

So beautiful Laura!! I love the little pots and moss!!

Art by Karena

Sweet Auburn Life said...

Looks super Laura! What a clever idea planting up the pots and attaching them for a living wreath! Love it!!

8)(8 said...

This is so pretty!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Beautiful Laura, I love the burlap!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

ABSOLUTELY filled with Spring Beauty!!!
I love love love this wreath. I'm gong to try to make one too.
Oh you have inspired me, dear friend!!!
You talents are endless!!!

Maria said...

What a BEAUTIFUL wreath!!!! I love those little pots on it, what a fun idea!!!! Perfect for spring!

Jann Olson said...

Laura, I love your wreath! So perfect for Spring. Did you just make a burlap tube and thread it on a round wire ring?

Jann Olson said...

After looking closer it looks like you wove strips in and out.

a quiet life said...

just love this, absolutley darling! i will be cloning this soon :-)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I caught this today on Common Ground. I love it Laura!