This springy wreath sprang from humble ingredients (get it? springy--sprang??). I was inspired by these mossy rocks from the Dollar Tree. I used 9 bags of them, so the cost of the wreath was $9.00.
For the base, I used an old Christmas wreath that had been languishing for years in my attic (I'll bet you have a couple of those, too!) Note: the Christmas wreath works well for this wreath because it's green, but if I had it to do over I'd probably wrap the wreath with packing tape or clear plastic just to make it more manageable.
I hot-glued the mossy rocks to the wreath. There are five rocks in each package: two large and three small. I simply pieced them together onto the wreath, kind of like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. There's no pattern to the placement; I just wanted to cover the surface of the wreath.
When the wreath was covered to my liking, there were still a few bits of evergreen showing. I used scissors to give the wreath a haircut. As you can see, this was messy, but it didn't take very long.
The sun has been shining so brightly that I haven't been able to get a photo without glare, but here's the wreath in its home on my screened porch:
I like the way the wreath provides some green against the backdrop of the trees that are still grey and leafless.
I think it's just right for spring! What do you think?
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