Thursday, March 15, 2012

DIY Spring wreath

I like to have pretty wreaths for different seasons, but I don't like to pay a lot for them. So I make my own. Here's my latest creation:

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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Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Oh I LOVE this! I have a few bags of those faux moss rocks that I use for misc. decor but I am going to do this! Cute and clever!!!

Thanks for sharing the wonderful idea!


NanaDiana said...

I have not seen these mossy rocks but you can bet I am going to go look this afternoon. WOW! Love your wreath! xo Diana

Marcia said...

I love the simplicity, Richella. Very pretty. Your porch is gorgeous too. I'd be there all day.
Thank you for sharing.
Much love.

Savvy Seasons said...

Love it, great job!! I want to make on now! xo ~Liz

alanna rose said...

I really like this, great job!
Plus, it's so simple, perfect for the Lenten season. :)

FrouFrouBritches said...

I love your screened in porch!!!! It's fabulous! You're so right about the green against all the gray of the trees. So pretty! What a creative idea for a wreath too. Great job, Richella!

Lorie said...

It is beautiful! And I love your porch too!!

aimee said...

this looks beautiful, i would love for you to come and link it up at

thankyou so much enjoy the rest of your weekend xxx

Dear Lillie said...

Looks great, Richella!

Heather said...

Whoa, I am in love with your screened-in porch!

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