Front Door Spring-A-Ling-A-Ling Wreath

My front door needed something cheery. Something that gave a ‘shout out’ as to my readiness for ‘actual’ spring. Not this make believe spring where it’s nice one day and then 20 degrees and snowing the next. No sir-ree. I need full on, green grass, flowers blooming, birds chirping sort of spring.

After paying a visit to Hobby Lobby today, I gathered all of my supplies to create a whimsical spring time wreath.

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I began with a simple grapevine wreath, some greenery, wispy florals, larger flowers, interesting cone type of floral, hot glue and a glue gun (of course) & a sweet little bird in a little nest. Of course the birdie is not real, he would just fly away.

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I began with the greenery, cut it apart and stuck it I the wreath here and there as the base layer…..glued each piece as I went.

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On top of that I cut the whimsical clusters of small white and green flowers and did the same thing as the greenery.

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For the 3rd layer, I cut apart these clusters of precious lilac colored itty bitty flowers and stuck them in sort of randomly, gluing as I went.

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Finally, I added the larger green flowers, a couple of small cream colored roses, the odd but fun cone floral thingys and last but not least, the precious little bird. Front door spring ‘bling’……done and done!!

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Gettin’ My Spring On…….

Suffice it to say…….I’m over the cool, cold, chilly willy weather. I say, “Bring The Spring” already. As I sit at my kitchen table, we have a rain/snow mix rockin outside and it’s a lovely 36 degrees. I mean…….really?

Now that the reds, greens, golds, silver and glitter of Christmas are gone, I am so ready for for the cheery happy colors of spring. It may be ‘Brown Town’ outside (since everything except our blue spruce trees is brown)……I’m gettin my spring on.

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I had a slew of styrofoam balls left over from Christmas. I anticipated making cute ornaments to give away to friends and neighbors, but got side tracked with an alternate gift idea and stashed these away. So while in Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago I grabbed several packages of this lovely green sheet moss.

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Got out my glue gun and went to town. I just ripped pieces of the sheet moss apart and hot glued it on. (FYI – super messy). My kitchen island looked like I had a full on gardening session…….dirt, grassy remnants everywhere. But totally worth it, cheap (one of my favorite words…….other than ‘free’) and easy.

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I place all of them inside a large glass cloche that I got ages ago from PB on final clearance. I tucked in some dried roses here and there……and waa -laa. Let the cheery begin.
Flowers are my favorite, they make me happy and I am sort of addicted. Pretty artificial flowers are a quick fix for helping me to get my spring on. While strolling through the decor section of Wal-Mart, I came across these pretty pink and white flowers. I added a few that I already had and loved how they brightened up my kitchen table. (I’m thinking my brown burlap runner needs to go away for a while……. So I’m going to make another.)

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I also found these precious little Easter eggs in a bunch at my grocery store yesterday. So I plopped a few here and there in my dining room inside some of my china.

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Maybe, with the right attitude, spring will come knockin’ at my door sooner, as opposed to later. One can dream, right???