Bring a pop of yellow to your front door with this DIY Spring Forsythia Wreath. Uses basic craft store items. Easy and fast to assemble!
I’m here to say that if you want a pop of color and a quick pick-me-up, get yourself some forsythia. It has been gray and rainy here for days, but when I hung this spring forsythia wreath on my door, I instantly felt better. I’m sharing this wreath as the first project in a five-part series called Seasonal Simplicity. This series, which is hosted by Krista from The Happy Housie, just happens to have the same name as my theme for the year.
I will be sharing projects every Tuesday for the next few weeks. Today we are sharing wreaths, with mantels/vignettes, printables, and a spring recipe to follow. We will end with The Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour Series which is happening the week of March 26th. So a lot to look forward to!
Spring Forsythia Wreath Supplies Needed:
- 18 inch grapevine wreath
- 2 bunches/bushes faux forsythia
- wire cutters or heavy scissors
- florist wire
- nest with eggs
(If you’re wondering about the bunny in the photo, I thought I was going to attach him to the wreath with the nest, but in the end, decided he was too much!)
Spring Forsythia Wreath Steps:
- With the wire cutters or heavy scissors, cut the individual stems from each forsythia bush. My bushes had five stems each which left me with ten stems.
- Working on a flat surface, attach a hanger to the wreath with a piece of florist wire.
- Using the hanger to mark the top of the wreath, begin inserting the stems into the grapevine. Imagine the spokes on a wheel and follow that pattern. Start at the top and insert five stems in the left side, ending at the bottom center of the wreath.
- Starting at the top again, insert five stems into the right side of the wreath, ending at the bottom center.
- Stand back and make any necessary adjustments so the blossoms look relatively even.
- Using another piece of florist wire, attach the nest with eggs. Just stick a piece of wire through the nest and wire it on to the grapevine.
I actually didn’t spend a dime on this spring forsythia wreath. I still had the forsythia basket I made a few years ago, so I just used re-used the flowers. I had everything else. If you wanted to make this from scratch, I am sure it can be done for under $25.00. Maybe much less.
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Here are some online sources for the spring forsythia wreath supplies. Floral bushes and stems are 50% off this week at Hobby Lobby. (And no, I’m not getting paid to say that!)
I hope you have time to visit a few of the links listed below. Of course, as a wreath fanatic, I loved them all. Thanks for stopping by!