Well the calendar is telling me that it is officially spring time...but I'm a little skeptical still. At least we haven't had any more snow recently but our weather here in Eastern PA has been all over the place. It's currently POURING outside but I'll take the rain over snow any day. Hopefully all this rain will lead to some pretty spring flowers popping up pretty soon!
In anticipation of some pretty spring flowers blooming in the coming month I decided to make a colorful flower wreath to put on display!
I also really needed to make something to replace my winter shelf decorations I've had up since about oh, a week ago. Whoops! Oh well. Christmas was ONLY three months ago now :)
I just love how colorful the flowers are on the wreath. It sure puts me in a springy mood even if it is still cold and rainy out there!!
To make my wreath I grabbed a green Styrofoam wreath form for the base. Since I was planning on wrapping it in burlap I painted it white so no green would show through.
After my paint was dry I wrapped my wreath form with these light burlap fabric strips I got from Michaels and used hot glue to keep it in place.
All wrapped up and ready to get pretty!
To decorate the wreath I made two flowers using this technique using blue burlap strips I also got at Michaels.
And then I picked up a selection of pre-made flowers from Michaels to fill up the rest of the space. Cheating a little bit? Ahhh well. They are so cute and saved me time! :)
I arranged my flowers onto the wreath and then hot glued them in place.
Here's my finished product!
I hung my wreath up on an old window pane I keep on floating shelves in my family room. I also added in two cute little birdies I got from Michaels. No more winter trees in sight!
Now I feel caught up with my decor and ready for the week - maybe it will feel more like spring this week. This weekend hubby and I went out wine tasting to some local wineries. We normally go a few times during the year but generally in the warmer months so it feels nice to be "coming alive" somewhat and getting out and about more. We don't have too many exciting plans for the rest of April but if we have to be stuck inside more at least now I'll have a pretty spring wreath to look at as I wait for spring!!!