Oh good morning! And welcome to any new readers who found me via Good Things. If this is your first time here, I’m Krista and I’m a photographer, writer, sometimes publicist, occasional manager of indie artists, creative junkie, hopeful romantic, and lover of good seafood. The order of those titles changes depending on the day, but feel free to browse around, read a bit, and stay awhile, won’t you? :)
So when I left for Idaho last week (to manage a couple concerts for singer-songwriter Mindy Gledhill) Utah was cold and gray. But when I came back, everything was green. The formerly brown mountains looked like they belonged in Ireland. Okay, maybe not Ireland (wishful thinking) but you know what I’m saying. The lifeless, spindly trees that I’d watched disappear in my rear-view had, within a matter of four days, sprouted blossoms and leaves. Green leaves! Spring sprang and what a welcome sight it was.
And so it feels only appropriate that I share a happy, flowery, colorful craft with you today. Que the Spring Wreath. Here’s how you can make your own:
1. Wrap the fabric strips around the wreath, securing with hot glue.
2. Hot glue one doily to the wreath.
3. Hot glue the moss to the wreath, overlapping the doily.
4. Hot glue the 2nd doily, overlapping the moss.
5. Add embellishments. I used singed fabric flowers (see my tutorial here), a craft bird and pink lace tied in a bow. You could also use butterflies, rolled fabric rosettes (see my tutorial here), beads, buttons, pearls, or ribbon. There’s no right or wrong way to embellish.
All done! Seriously easy craft.
**For an added measure of fun if you have children … add a small gift box to the wreath. Doll it up with ribbon and lace and leave presents inside for your kids “from” the fairies and gnomes that live in your garden. Just little things like gemstones or shells or pebbles or butterfly wings. The kids will be so excited to see what surprises await. Heck! I kind of want to leave mySELF presents from the fairies!
p.s. in honor of the sunny warmth we’re enjoying here today please enjoy one of my favorite songs: