By Kim Byers
Who’s ready for spring?! Personally, I’ve been ready for over a month, through snow and rain and more snow. So today I’m going to share a bit of easy wreath DIY!
This easy spring wreath is perfect to spruce up your mantel for spring, as a door wreath, or to greet guests in your entryway for a baby shower. I’m using it for a blue bird baby shower and then I’m thinking of re-purposing it into yellow for a bit of summer kitchen home décor!
For this easy wreath idea, you’ll need:
- Styrofoam balls in various sizes (2.5″, 2″ and 1.5″)
- 2 coordinating fabrics in your color palette (cotton is best because it can be easily stretched to mold to the Styrofoam)
- Straight pins
- Embroidery thread (and needle) in a coordinating color
- Twig/vine wreath
- Optional: Quilter’s fabric ruler/cutting guide and rotary cutter
And to make this wreath, here are the simple steps:
- Cut 1″ strips of your fabric. For the 1.5″ balls you might want to use 3/4″ strips to reduce the fabric pucker.
- Using a straight pin, attach one end of the fabric to the Styrofoam ball and start wrapping. For the larger balls you may need two strips.
- Pin the fabric again to close.
- Attach each ball to your wreath with embroidery thread. Just pierce your fabric (not through the ball because you could break it), run it through the vines, come back up, pierce the fabric again and tie it off.
- Using a remaining strip, make a simple fabric hanger.
You may be wondering why the queen of using hot glue, didn’t use hot glue. Well, the answer is simple. This is such an easy project that I wanted to be able to reuse my supplies in a variety of colors. I’m already thinking about changing my blue to yellow for summer!
Oh, and a few tips for making perfect strips. Use a quilter’s fabric ruler with score marks and a rotary cutter. Fold your fabric, line it up with the ruler and cut, cut. You’re done in moments!
As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!