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24 February, 2013

Burlap and Dogwood...My Easy (and Almost Free) Spring Wreath

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CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Spring WreathI don’t know about you, but I need a little bit of spring! We have had nothing but rainy, cold, gloomy days for what seems like forever here in Georgia…so I decided to make a new spring wreath to lift my spirits. This one is super easy and was almost free! Woo hoo! Gotta love that!

Baby KittyAnd…to help put us in the mood for spring, we have finally had a sunny day today! In fact, it has been glorious! Baby Kitty decided to take full advantage of a sunny spot and have a long nap so I will be going it alone.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Spring Wreath Tutorial But that is not a problem since this one is so easy! Here’s all I had to do:
  1. First, wrap a straw wreath form ($3.00 with a coupon at Michaels)  in strips of burlap, securing them with staples as you go. I had plenty of burlap in my stash, but if you don’t, a yard should be more than enough.
  2. Next, I gathered my supplies…two faux dogwood stems, a nest and some little Easter eggs…also from my stash…so free! However, with a coupon and some careful shopping, they would not be expensive since most craft stores have their spring decor on sale right now.
  3. Then I cut the dogwood stems to fit my wreath and secured them with hot glue.
  4. Finally, I hot glued the nest to the wreath and then added the eggs…also with hot glue.
  5. And…taaa daaa!…here’s the finished wreath!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Spring Wreath2 I love it! And…the fact that it only cost three dollars is a bonus! Ahhh! Surely it won’t be too much longer now until spring! What about you? Are you getting out your spring decor?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my spring wreath! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday

The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays

My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

French Country Cottage for the Six Days of Spring Party
 French Country Cottage for It's a Spring Thing Linky Party
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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27 comments:

  1. That is just lovely and it's a wreath even I could make! LOL! :-)
    Vanessa

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  2. I love the yellow color of the eggs...a perfect shade! I know spring is coming because the birds are singing like crazy!

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  3. Ohhh, I love it, too! Simple design and soo pretty...and a great price. Can't beat that.

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  4. Very cute and Springy wreath. I LOVE your sweet kitty- xo Diana

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  5. Beautiful wreath! I love the dogwood stems you added. So pretty!
    Karen

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  6. Very lovely spring inspiration! Those eggs are so cute! Thanks for sharing Debbie!

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  7. It is beautiful! Great inspiration!

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  8. Nothing says it is spring like a bit of dogwood.

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  9. Adorable and SO easy...cheap is nice too!

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  10. This wreath is adorable, great job!

    Cynthia

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  11. Love the dogwoods and it looks so good on your wreath. You did a great job and it does look like Spring.
    Mary

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  12. Love this, and I think I have most everything to make it. I love dogwood blossoms so this is perfect for spring.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  13. You constantly amaze me. I love this. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

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  14. Deb I too am so tired of these rainy Georgia days. Love the Spring wreath. I'm ready for some pretty colors in my home! Still I'm heading to Texas for a month to visit my Mom so maybe I'll see some sunshine there!
    hugs, Linda

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  15. Love your spring wreath. I just took my Christmas wreath down a couple of days ago, kept telling myself it was a winter wreath. I am definitely ready for some sunshine!

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  16. Debbie,
    Now that I'm thinking of a new decor for the front porch. . .
    Winter has finally arrived on the Prairie!!! Ha!
    I've a couple of inspirational ideas floating around in my head.
    But, for now...Spring cleaning has set in!!!
    Thanks for always inspiring us to use and enhance what we already have at hand!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat
    P.S. Ah~h~h...Baby Kitty looks so sweet in the sun!!!

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  17. I love this fresh spring wreath and Baby Kitty in equal measure!!! Happy Tuesday from the enchanted oven.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  18. Hi Debbie. Another great project, I see. You certainly have some beauties that you are so good to share with all of us. I gave you a shout out today in my latest post. I made the faux grain sack toweling runner for my kitchen table and I really love it. The toweling is so great and easy to work with as were your spot-on directions. Drop over to see the finished project. I've got some blue on order for another project. Can't wait!..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  19. It has been rainy and cold here in SC, too. Your wreath is so pretty and it does give a springy touch to your door. Great job!

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  20. Beautiful wreath! FYI, Target has small wreaths with 3 eggs in the dollar bins right now. The wreaths aren't a dollarbut they're only $3 and very cute.

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  21. ADORABLE!!! I love the colors and the burlap! I think I have everything to make it too! Thanks for sharing this springy idea! I need a little Spring... it is rainy and cold in Pa too!

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  22. Great tutorial for the wreath :-) Please share your project at www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

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  23. Very pretty and simple. I love it.

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  24. This is so pretty, I love delicate it feels! Thanks for linking up at our 6 days of spring party! Kelly (thelilypadcottage)

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  25. Thanks for partying with us at "it's a Spring Thing" So cute! Pinning :)
    xo
    Angelina

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie

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