Spring Wreath

Happy Leap Day, friends!  I don’t know about you, but I’m so done with February and ready for March and springtime!
I thought I’d share with you my latest project as we get ready to head into a new month and think warm thoughts!

Materials:
wreath form
yarn {I used blue and yellow}
wooden bird cutout
plastic egg decorations
covered floral wire
hot glue gun/gluesticks
scissors and wire cutters
acrylic paint and paintbrushes
glitter {optional}
ribbon
I had some supplies on hand already.  I purchased the ones in the photo, all at Michaels, for about $16.

STEP 1: Paint 3 or 4 eggs a nice robin-egg blue.  I stuck the wire ends down in a piece of styrofoam while LC and I did this part.  We also dipped a brush in white paint and splattered them a bit to get the speckled effect.  Let dry.

STEP 2: Twist covered wire into a bird nest shape.  Use the eggs as a gauge for how big you want it to be.

STEP 3: Glue eggs into nest.

STEP 4: Wrap wreath form with blue yarn.  Then, go back and accent wrap using the yellow however you like it.

**If anyone ever mentions to you the words “quick and easy” in conjunction with a yarn wrapped wreath, they are LYING!**
It’s not a particularly difficult concept, but it takes for.ev.er.
LC kept watching and watching me and saying, “Mommy are you done yet?  Are you halfway yet?  Why aren’t you around to there yet?”

STEP 5: Hot glue your bird nest onto the {finally} wrapped wreath.
STEP 6: {which should probably be step 2} Paint your bird cutout.  I also sprinkled mine with glitter.  Just because.  Glitter makes everything better.  It’s probably wise to do this at the same time you paint your eggs because then they’ll all be dry at the same time unlike what happened to me.
STEP 7: Glue your bird to the wreath.  Mine came on a black ribbon, so I swapped it for a springy pink.

Ta-Da!
Ready for springtime!

By the way, if you’re scratching your head thinking, “Wait, I thought her front door was reddish…” you’re right, my friend! 
 Good memory.  Unfortunately, robin-egg blue doesn’t look nearly as pretty on the front of my door as it does on the back, so you get the pretty pictures instead of the so-so reality. ;)   Oh, for a neutral door…without a door knocker…sigh.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the source of my inspiration for this wreath: this pretty one from Our Growing Garden, which gave me the idea for the blue/yellow combo and yarn wrapping.  I wanted something different than just the flowers, {although I love them on her version!} so I decided to go for the nest and bird instead!
Happy Crafting!  And if you go to Subway today, make sure they give you your free cookie!  Hey, there has to be something good about having an extra day of February, right?
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14 comments on Spring Wreath

  1. Tonii
    February 29, 2012 at 12:28 PM (3 years ago)

    This wreath is adorable!! I especially love the birds nest with the eggs… I never would have thought of that! So cute :)

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  2. Terry
    February 29, 2012 at 12:46 PM (3 years ago)

    Funny about your presentation on the back door, lol. Turned out really pretty.

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  3. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds
    February 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM (3 years ago)

    It must be wreath time! I am linking up my Monogram Wreath to you on Friday. Yarn wrapping….love the effect, but it took me forever! Yours is so cute!

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  4. Sandy -- As Told By Mommy
    February 29, 2012 at 3:08 PM (3 years ago)

    That is sooo cute! I need a springy wreath…perhaps I’ll get brave and try this!

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  5. Gen
    February 29, 2012 at 4:02 PM (3 years ago)

    Looks great. I especially like the way you accent wrapped the yellow yarn, it’s different! I find it very therapeutic wrapping something, so I love these kinds of projects!

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  6. Jessie@saavysavings
    February 29, 2012 at 6:31 PM (3 years ago)

    Hi, this is so cute! I’ve never done a wreath project yet so maybe soon! Just became your newest linky follower!

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  7. Stephanie
    February 29, 2012 at 7:11 PM (3 years ago)

    This is so sweet and simple! I love it!

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  8. Lindzena
    March 1, 2012 at 1:18 AM (3 years ago)

    Awwww… that little robin’s egg nest is my favorite part. That is like the essence of spring right there.

    - Lindz

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  9. Meeha Meeha
    March 1, 2012 at 11:29 AM (3 years ago)

    Awesome!!! I love the pretty blue with a hint of pink:) Most of all, I LOVE that it’s so streamlined!

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  10. Jennifer
    March 26, 2012 at 8:04 PM (2 years ago)

    Great colors. Very cute.

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