I am a sucker for a pretty spring wreath, which is funny, because I really do not like fake flowers. At all. I strongly prefer the real thing and if, for some reason, I cannot have them in my home, then my centerpieces generally feature fruit or food. Unfortunately, neither of these items lend themselves readily to long term displays, so if I want color and softness on my walls and doors, then fake flowers it is ~ although the idea of a cupcake wreath is very, very tempting!
With spring around the corner, I wanted to add something colorful to my front door, but I didn't really want to spend a ton of money.
I have stated before that I am downright cheap when it comes to accessories, so the idea of paying fifty to a hundred bucks for a wreath, that I may or may not hate next season, just doesn't fly.
So what's a girl to do? Why DIY of course.
The wreath I used for this project was hanging over the bananas at my supermarket. It was $4.99, I kid you not, but it was also kind of a mess. The grapevine was cracked, the flowers were sparsely placed and many of them were falling off, but I knew that with a few bucks and a little glue, it could be outstanding.
I started by removing the flowers from the grapevine and rewiring them onto a twelve inch wire frame I had tucked in my craft closet. It actually worked out well, since I have a storm door and I need a thin wreath to fit between the glass and the door.
There is no overhang to offer protection and the wreath would be ruined after a short time in the elements.
Once I had wired up the existing flowers, I added a few that I purchased at the store for under five dollars. They were clearance, of course.
When I was happy with the way things looked, I made sure that my wires were tight and everything was glued down where I wanted it. I love the glue gun, as I can move the flowers in any direction I want, fixing any droopy or unruly buds along the way.
The purple ribbon came with the wreath, I just untied the bow and looped it around the wire for a more whimsical look.
My glue gun is my favorite crafting tool, by far. It can fix anything....
My front door is metal (and ugly and white, but that is a story for another day), so I use a giant green magnet to hang my wreaths. It is very secure, does not damage the door (not that I care ~ can you tell that I don't like the door?) and it is totally camouflaged!
The final cost of this wreath came in just under ten dollars.
It took me about thirty minutes to rewire and enhance it and I think it looks fabulous.
I planted a bunch of purple and pink million bells and petunias in the beds surrounding the entryway and honestly, it looks so pretty, I almost don't notice that white door!
For more front door décor check me out on Pinterest.
Are you a wreath doctor?