We’ve been working on the exterior of our home this Spring and attempting to add some much needed curb appeal to our colonial style home. As I was perusing Pinterest, I realized that one thing that can pack a big curb appeal punch is adding a beautiful wreath to your front door. Our wreath was puny and didn’t stand out from the road, so I knew I wanted a new one. All of the ones I loved were gorgeous, of course, but also way out of my price range.
Enter a solution. I found 3 large bundles of hot and light pink tulips for $12 while I was browsing through Goodwill earlier in the week. I couldn’t get them in my basket quick enough! I knew they would be perfect for creating a wreath.
As soon as I got Ava down for a nap, I gathered all of my supplies:
- grapevine wreath
- florist wire
- faux flowers
- scissors (to cut the wire)
- burlap ribbon (to hang the wreath)
I was trying to work quickly so I could get the project completely while Ava was sleeping, so I didn’t take any pictures of the process. I know, shame on me. Here’s the gist though:
- Gather tulips in small bundles of 4-6 flowers in varied colors and wire them together at the bottom of the stems. Repeat until all flowers are tied into bundles.
- Lay bundles overlapping on top of grapevine wreath to make sure you like the placement and have enough bundles to cover everything.
- Remove bundles.
- Wire the bundles one by one to the grapevine wreath with the florist’s wire, making sure to overlap them as you wire.
- Repeat until the whole wreath is covered.
- I chose to tie a burlap ribbon onto mine to hang it by, but this is optional.
There you have it! This project was so simple and took me less than 30 minutes. Since I already had the grapevine wreath, florist’s wire and burlap on hand, the whole project cost me just $12! That’s a DIY win in my book my friends.
Since I failed at taking step by step photos, here’s a link to an article written by Miss Mustard Seed on how to make a boxwood wreath. Its essentially the same steps, so if you’re a visual learner, I highly suggest you check it out!