Make this spring wreath with ferns & flowers to refresh your front door for the changing season. Welcome spring with ferns & flowers, and add curb appeal at the same time!
When the seasons change, so does the wreath on our front door. This is a tradition I started with the purchase of our first home, and it continues to this day. Like many of you, I look forward to it, and it never fails to make me smile. When spring arrived last month, I began to look online for inspiration for a new spring wreath. It didn’t take me long to decide on ferns, and once that decision was made, the rest of the wreath fell into place.
To begin, I want to talk about the wreath base. I originally planned to use a grapevine wreath, and add separate faux fern stems myself. I wanted a very full wreath, filled with ferns, so I knew I would need quite a few. After looking online at numerous sites, I discovered that it would be about the same price, and much easier, to simply buy a ready-made fern wreath. (I waited until I was able to use a 30% off coupon!) If you don’t want to go this route, I’ve linked to a basic grapevine wreath, along with fern stems, in the supply list below.
The first thing to do with a ready-made wreath is fluff it, and separate the stems. Take your time, and gently pull the stems out and away from the base. After the ferns on my wreath were fluffed, the next step was adding the biggest blossoms, which in this case, were the hydrangeas. Determine the top of the wreath, and place a blossom there. Continue around the wreath with as many blossoms as will fit, with some space in between.
Spring Wreath Tip
No wire is needed to attach the elements when a grapevine wreath is used as the base. Using wire cutters, separate each blossom by cutting the stem about 8 inches long. This will give you a sturdy stem on each blossom to stick into the grapevine. Sometimes it’s a tight fit, and takes patience, but the better embedded a stem is, the better it will stay put.
When your biggest blossoms have been placed, add the second element. I added the berries after the blossoms, but definitely assemble your wreath whatever way you want. The last thing I added were the smaller stems around the perimeter of the wreath.
A good rule of thumb when it comes to making wreaths is to use three different elements for interest and texture. Vary the elements so they aren’t the same size. Use a mixture of blossoms, berries, branches, or pods. When it comes to color, simply use what you love best.
How to Keep Birds out of Door Wreaths
When I shared a spring wreath in our Facebook group, a member asked how to keep birds out of nesting in her door wreaths. I know this is a problem for many of you…and I finally have a solution! One of the members said to stick large, unfurled paper clips into the wreath where the birds would normally build a nest. They stick out just enough to deter the birds, but not harm them. If you give it a try, let us know the results!
After the year we’ve had, the much anticipated arrival of spring has been wonderful. The days are getting longer, and some have been warm and sunny. The daffodils and forsythia are in bloom, and my hosta plants are poking their heads through the soil. The clematis growing on our light pole is turning from brown to green. On the next warm day, I’m going to drag out the hose and clean our porch. I’ll be bringing you new ideas for spring porch decor very soon…so stay tuned!
Wishing everyone who celebrates Easter a lovely and peaceful day!
Until next time…