Spring is approaching quickly and it’s time to brighten and lighten up the house!
The first place I like to “welcome spring” is my front door and this DIY Spring Tulip Wreath Decor (I use the term “wreath” loosely) does just that! And, it can do double duty as a table top piece as well!
This year I wanted something different than a traditional wreath, so I made this pretty galvanized toolbox tulip arrangement to hang on the door! It was very inexpensive and super fast and easy. Here’s what you need to make your own:
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Gather your supplies and let’s get to work!
Prepping the Flowers and Greens
The first step is to cut apart the floral bushes. This is important because it allows you to place each stem separately which gives your arrangement a much more natural look. Simply spread the stems apart on the bush and snip each one off at the base. Do this to your “greens” spray too.
**Just an FYI this project can be done with any type flower/greenery that you like!
Grab your floral foam and place it inside the container. I usually don’t glue mine in because I like to be able to pop out the arrangement seasonally and pop in a new arrangement (like fresh cut greens and berries for Christmas). If it doesn’t fit tightly into your container, just cut up another block and stuff it into the voids in the container. Don’t worry about how it looks, you wont see it when we’re done!
I am using this on a door or shelf table top so I will have a definite “back and front” rather than an “all around centerpiece” . I placed the greens with a high point in the middle of the back of the foam and then angled the pieces on either side to create a subtle arch. Then I randomly placed greens on an angle to either side and some straight up throughout the foam to use as a “base” for the tulips.
Now for the fun part!
Adding the Tulips
As with the greens, I did create a very subtle arch from the center back down the sides. I also made sure to place some along the front that would give the effect of hanging over the edge. Then it’s just a matter of filling in.
This is usually the point in flower arranging that I become what I call “flower blind” and I need to step away ! All I am seeing is color and stepping away makes it so when I come back I can clearly see where adjustments need to be made–too high, too low, to many in one area or to little. So I spend a couple of minutes pulling or pushing stems up or down, in and out etc. It’s all about what looks good to you!
Adding the Moss
This is a little messy, but really finishes the arrangment nicely. Pull some pieces of moss apart and begin stuffing the pieces into the voids in between the flowers and greens. You want to cover the areas where you can see the floral foam with pieces of moss. Be sure to cover the front and back edges, just stuff it in between the foam and the side of the container!
Write with chalk or, if you have a Cricut Explore like I do, cut the words Happy Spring out of adhesive vinyl and apply to the chalkboard area.
This project literally took less than a half hour to make from start to finish and it’s really pretty. I can’t wait for Spring!!
Some of my friends are sharing their spring decor ideas too. You can find them over at Gina Luker’s blog
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