DIY

DIY Spring Wreath

IMG_5056.jpg

I couldn’t welcome in Spring without a new wreath and decorations! As a graduate student, I love finding inexpensive ways to make our apartment feel like a home. Most times Michaels and Jo-Anns give a student discount, but I also use their coupons to score the best deals!

I am currently obsessed with using deco mesh for wreaths – it’s easy to use and versatile. You can shape the mesh into any shape or design that you want – just a couple of twists and turns to get you there. For this wreath, my mom and I used what we had on hand, but added in some new deco mesh. Originally, I was going to create a sunflower, but inspiration struck and we decided to make peonies instead.

IMG_5050

Here are the steps for the wreath:

1. Cut some of the green mesh into footlong pieces and bring both ends together to twist in the middle for the leaves

IMG_5055.jpg

2. Cut the yellow and pink mesh into 6-inch pieces for the bud parts

3. Twist the buds in a circular motion and wrap with the other colored mesh for the petals

IMG_5052.jpg

4. Create several flowers with alternating colored mesh

IMG_5054.jpg

5. Tie both leaves and flowers onto the wire wreath

6. Complete the wreath with strips of tied burlap

IMG_5058.jpg

The best part of this wreath is that it doesn’t have to be perfect – any alteration can be made!

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s