I’m getting ready to launch into my garden and get it together. My back screen has had a wreath on the inside of the door (so I can see it from the inside with the door closed.) I was looking at this wreath that I hung on my back screen gate years ago. I don’t even know how long ago. It was dusty, faded and totally ignored. Why do I keep things like that? I am in and out of the door dozens of times all Spring and Summer and had let it become quite neglected. I had driven past Michael’s the day before and saw all their Spring flowers out front for 50% off. I decided it was time to renew the wreath.
The first color to jump out at me was the lime green and whites. Tulips were my focus point and I found tulips. The rest was easy. I picked out some small white narcissus, a bunch of the same color green zinnias, some dogwood that had some green buds that same shade of green. I don’t know how much I saved on this project but it was a good deal. Total was under $17 with tax included. Of course I had the wreath form and paint on hand.
I took the old grapevine wreath off the door. I removed the sunflowers and greenery that were on it. Next I took it outside and gave it much needed washing with the water hose to remove any excess dust. There was a lot of it. The wreath was suddenly bright and new looking. After it dried in the sun and 40+ mph wind, I spray painted the entire thing the same color green as the tulips. I just happened to have that color spray paint leftover from last year’s re-do on my patio table and chairs. The chair on the right is that shade of green. Looking at this reminds me I need to do some touch-up painting on these. The colors have faded a lot since last year. If the wind ever stops blowing I’ll do this first.
Anyway, once the wreath was dry I brought it in and sort of played with a layout and began to intertwine the flower stems in the grapevine wreath. I like these wreaths. They don’t require all the wiring like the wire-frame wreaths.
In about 30 minutes I had this assembled and hung with pipe cleaners on the back screen gate.
What you need:
- 1 wreath form (I had a grapevine wreath)
- Artificial flowers – various bloom sizes and shades of your color theme (I cut them apart leaving the stems as long as possible from the bunch they come together as.) You can always trim them as short as desired as you begin to fill in the wreath.
- (Optional)Spray paint if you want the wreath base a color (if not natural is very nice)
- Pipe cleaners for attaching any flower heads that won’t stay in place and hanging.