Here’s an easy DIY spring wreath with initial for people who aren’t crafty! It only takes a few steps to have a great looking door and it’s inexpensive.
I love to think I’m crafty, but I’m really not. For one, I am super cheap! Second, I walk around the craft store and I change my mind about a project twenty times and get frustrated.
I wanted a new wreath for the front door and I’m always shocked at how expensive they are to buy, so I headed to the local craft store to get the materials to make my own, inexpensive one. I’m attempting a DIY spring wreath!
I live in North Carolina and it’s the warmest I’ve ever remembered it being in February. Everyone has spring fever. When I go on my walks around the neighborhood I’m always looking at how people decorate their houses, so I went having a few ideas in my head.
Easy DIY Spring Wreath with Initial
I went straight to the wooden initials. I live in the south and they’re very popular around here. They’re also inexpensive. I picked a medium size that would fit perfectly with a wreath for the front door.
I located the grapevine wreaths and they have a lot of different sizes.
Last, I headed to the flower section and spent most of my time there. I have a dark blue door and wanted something that would stand out against it, so I chose bright yellow flowers that were a little fuller and would show up from the street.
Ok- on to the wreath making.
Materials needed for DIY spring wreath
- wooden initial– This one is white so no need to spray paint.
- spray paint
- grapevine wreath
- flowers- Depending on the size and style of flower you get will determine the amount you purchase. I bought 2.
- glue gun with glue sticks
- accent paint color- sponge paint tool, stencils, tape
Step 1– I spray painted my initial white with spray paint I had in my garage.
Step 2– While that was drying I headed inside to work on the wreath. I warmed up my glue gun and got out my 2 flower stems I purchased. The stems are almost the exact color of the wreath so I just weaved it to secure it.
I only hot glued 3 stems down to get them how I liked it. Depending on what kind of flowers you get you may need a little more glue. See, you can’t even see the stems from the flowers. It matches great!
Step 3– I brought in the initial and I felt something was missing. It was a little plain, I jazzed it up with putting a chevron pattern on it. I had the stencil from a previous project, but ran out to get a little bottle of yellow paint.
If you don’t have a stencil you can tape off the chevron pattern using painter’s tape or do a pattern freehand (stripes, circles, or swirls). My son stopped by and did most of my painting for me.
Step 4– After the paint dries, add the initial. I just placed it where I wanted it and started hot gluing. Hold it down a few seconds for the glue and initial to bond well with the wreath. I used 1 glue stick for the whole project.
Here are a couple of more crafts I have on my site.
Have fun making your DIY spring wreath.
Lydia @ Thrif
Friday 8th of September 2017
I love this and how easy it is. I am so not crafty either but this looks totally doable. So pretty!