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Growing up in Michigan, I’ve gotten used to cold weather and an abundance of snow. In fact, I remember shoveling my car out of the snow just to get to class. But here in Virginia, it’s been sunny and gorgeous! These past few weeks have felt so much like spring, I almost forgot it was only March.
Usually around this time, I would bring out my spring décor and dive right into my spring cleaning, but this year is a little bit different. All of our belongings are currently in transit to Guam and we’re living with only the essentials. You know, coffee maker, espresso maker and lipstick. Just kidding, but in all seriousness- we eat dinner at a card table with folding chairs. So, I’m sure you can only imagine how I feel knowing I cant break out all of my Target dollar section finds.
Because my inner crafter cannot be tamed, I’ve decided to make something in light of this beautiful weather. And what says spring better than a fresh looking White Tulip Wreath? For those of you who have been following for a while, know that I love making wreaths. Spring Wreaths, Fall Wreaths, you name it! But instead of boring you with yet another tutorial, I’ve decided to share a few of my tips and tricks!
Ditch The Hot Glue Gun
This is by far the best tip I have to offer. Living in a warm climate, my front door is exposed to a lot of sunlight. So once my wreath starts to get warm, so does the glue. And before you know it, flowers are all over the doormat. I’m sure you can only imagine how disappointing this was. Instead of making a huge mess with a glue gun, I invested in zip ties and have been using them ever since. Plus, this allows me to keep my same grapevine wreath, yet keep up with the changing seasons.
Hang The Wreath First
This is one of the first steps I do when making a wreath. Depending on how my wreath will fall, determines the placement of everything. I’ve learned that not all grapevine wreaths are created equal. Some are thick in spots, some are more circular, but whatever the case may be, it’s important to recognize this trait. Whether you’re using an over the door hanger, adjustable hanger, or a ribbon/command strip combo- hang your wreath and go from there.
I first started making my own wreaths when my son was about 1 years old. We were a brand new family, with a tiny baby, and not much money. There was no way I could justify spending $55 on a wreath that would only be up for one season. All of the wreaths I have ever made never cost me under $20. I use the same grapevine wreath (7 years and counting), get my floral on sale, and make my own bows. Believe me, if I can do it, you can do it!
Wait! There’s more!
Since I cannot keep this little beauty all to myself, I’ve decided to pick one lucky reader to win this handmade wreath, compliments of me! It’s super easy. All you have to do is subscribe to my blog by clicking here and you’re automatically entered! If you’re already a subscriber, just contact me via my contact page and let me know you’d like to be entered into the White Tulip Wreath giveaway. Hurry, because you only have until March 16th.
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