So I’m just gonna completely ignore the temperature outside and focus on the date on the calendar… it’s Spring! Whether the weather says so or not. 😉 Seriously… this has been the weirdest/longest transition to spring EVER and I live in the South! It is tax day tomorrow, and I stood outside in 39 degree temps and crazy wind to take these pictures this morning. I seriously feel so bad for any of you up north that are getting snow again for like the 10th time since the first day of spring. I would seriously just cry.
So let’s just focus on flowers and sun and pretty porches and forget about the weather for a minute. 🙂 I had been wanting to make a new wreath for spring this year, but I also am in major purge mode so was trying to use anything I had on hand without buying a bunch of new things. So for under $5 this is what I created!
I grabbed this twig wreath out of the attic and picked all the old faded berries off it. I probably picked it up at yardsale or thrift store for $1 a while back and just hadn’t gotten around to using it yet. I had vision in mind so gave it a quick coat of white spray paint.
I already had the stem of lamb’s ear on hand (I find Hobby Lobby has the best price on these – usually around $2 when on sale), and then I picked up a pink and white bush of flowers that sort of look like peonies and some pink little flowers on some mini lamb’s ear like stems. The pink and white flowers were $2.00 each and the pink little flowers were $3.99 at Michael’s but I bought when they were 50% off and I got an additional 20% off.
I didn’t take in progress pictures but basically you use some wire clippers (or grab your husband’s needle nose pliers that have wire clippers on them 😉 and cut the individual stems off the bunch. Then I did the lambs ear stems on each end covering about 1/3 of the wreath and filled in the middle with the pink and white flowers. I don’t usually glue anything – you can just stick the stems into the grapevine and it holds fairly well.
And here it is on my front door!
I haven’t completed my spring front porch yet because pollen is still in full force – so will wait till that is over and then pressure wash and add some more flowers/plants and finishing touches. But I did pick up some gorgeous bright pink begonias for by the front door this year. I have never done begonias but my neighbor always has the prettiest red ones and they get HUGE and bloom all summer. So I hope mine do well too! They have already gotten bigger and been blooming like crazy just in the 2-3 weeks I have had them.
So there’s my early spring front porch and my new lamb’s ear and pink wreath!
Have you created a new wreath recently? It had been a long time since I had made one so this one was lots of fun to do!