Home Ideas | DIY Spring/Summer Wreath

by on May 3, 2012

Home Ideas | DIY Spring/Summer Wreath

It’s been such a long time since I’ve shared a DIY project on the blog, so I’m pretty darn excited for today’s post! Plus, I’ve been sick the past few days and there hasn’t been much real cooking going on in this household…oatmeal anyone?

I actually saw this DIY How-To on one of my favorite home blogs, Perfectly Imperfect. The blogger, Shaunna, has such an amazing eye for re-doing furniture and all things semi-DIY home decor. I, on the other hand, always strive to be a super artsy crafter, but somehow, my imagination never quite matches reality. At least I try, right?

Home Ideas | DIY Spring/Summer Wreath

Anyway, this project requires almost no crafting skill whatsoever, so if you’re a pretend crafter like me, this will be right up your alley.

All you need is:

A grapevine wreath (any size will do). I picked mine up at Michael’s for $5.

Home Ideas | DIY Spring/Summer Wreath

Spanish Moss. Also from Michael’s. 1 bag was more than enough.

Home Ideas | DIY Spring/Summer Wreath

Paper Flowers. After scouring both Michael’s and Beverly’s to no avail, I ended up finding the perfect flowers on Etsy. They were a bit┬ámore than I was hoping to spend at $6 for 3, but I’m totally in love with them so it’s okay!

Home Ideas | DIY Spring/Summer Wreath

You’ll also need a glue gun and a large, flat surface you don’t mind getting a little messy!

To begin, spread out the spanish moss with your fingers to create a more natural, less clumpy look. To make the process a bit easier, I glued the moss onto my wreath in quadrants with each quadrant laid out exactly as I wanted it before I started gluing.

Home Ideas | DIY Spring/Summer Wreath

You’re definitely going for the natural look here, which is perfect for my abilities and tendency for mistakes.

Home Ideas | DIY Spring/Summer Wreath

Finally, just glue on the flowers and there you have it–a fun, easy homemade wreath!

Home Ideas | DIY Spring/Summer Wreath

I know I shouldn’t really be doing too many things like this, since I have to pack it all up and everything this summer, but I just couldn’t resist such a rewarding project for so little effort. Plus, I have a cedar chest and a set of dining chairs to re-finish this summer, so I need to start channeling my inner Martha.

Home Ideas | DIY Spring/Summer Wreath

Wish me luck!

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Amy J. May 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Or your inner Karen! ;) Cute project. I was hoping you were also going to teach us how to make the paper flowers. They’re really cute.

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aslolife May 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm

If only I knew how to–I need someone to teach me too!

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