Here’s an easy and quick DIY wreath for Spring that will brighten your day in minutes! Using yellow Forsythia stems and fuzzy pussy willow branches plus I’ll show you a DIY bird’s nest hack to make the most realistic addition for your Spring wreaths!
DIY Forsythia and Pussy Willow Wreath
It looks like Winter is winding down here in my part of New Hampshire and I definitely have Spring on my mind! I noticed that my Forsythia bush is starting to develop buds which signal we made it through another New England winter. Since Forsythia is the first thing to bloom here I thought that it would be the perfect flower for a Spring wreath.
SUPPLIES TO MAKE A forsythia WREATH
- Links updated 1/12/22
- GRAPEVINE WREATH
- 2 STEMS OF FORSYTHIA
- 2 PUSSY WILLOW STEMS
- SPANISH MOSS
- PERSERVED MOSS
- SPRAY ADHESIVE
- MINI CRAFT EGGS (I can’t find a link for them)
Making A Forsythia Wreath
add the forsythia stems
Start by trimming off the flower portions of the Forsythia; mine had 3 separate stems on each branch.
Starting at the bottom center of your wreath you are going to weave the Forsythia stem into the grapevine.
I rarely use hot glue when I’m making wreaths..because, in all honesty, I usually take my wreaths apart to bring my reader’s fresh ideas. That being said if you would like you could most certainly use hot glue on the stems to hold them in place.
Shape the stems and tuck in the flowers as you work your way up the side of the wreath.
Repeat on the other side of your wreath. Starting at the bottom center and working your way upwards.
layer in the pussy willow stems
The next step is to add in the Pussy Willow stems.
Just like the long Forsythia stems, I cut off the top portion of the stems and discarded the bottoms.
Tuck the pussy willow stems into the grapevine, bending them to the shape of the wreath.
Work your way up the side of the wreath with the stems. I can’t get over just how real the artificial pussy willows look…boy, fake flowers have come a long way in the past few years!!
Repeat on the opposite side of your wreath.
How to Make a Bird Nest for a Wreath
Now we are going to add a little charm to the wreath by making a sweet bird’s nest.
It’s so easy to do and looks so natural compared to the pre-made rattan ones from the craft store!!
You are definitely going to want to wear gloves because this part is sticky!
- Step 1: Put on a pair of gloves and grab a decent-sized clump of Spanish moss.
- Step 2: Lightly spray the moss with the adhesive and start shaping the moss into a nest shape.
- Step 3: Make sure to push down in the center of the nest and form a circle indent.
- Further down in this post is the link to my YouTube video… at the 4:20 mark you can see me make the nest.
Using my hot glue gun I added 3 tiny eggs and for an added touch I glued on a couple of small pieces of green preserved moss.
To attach the nest to the wreath I applied a generous amount of hot glue on the back of the nest, then I put it left of center on the bottom of the wreath…facing slightly upward.
I tucked in small pieces of the sheet moss in some of the open spaces. It’s small details like this that help make your DIY wreaths look professionally done.
I love how it came out and I can’t wait to run upstairs and hang it on my front door!
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