Here’s a rustic and natural Spring wreath using a variety of organic materials to create a unique look for your front door this season,
How To Make a Natural Spring Wreath
This wreath was influenced by a magazine that I have been loving since I came across it last year. It’s called Jeanne D’Arc and it’s published in Denmark…but I read the English version online. (Here is their Facebook page and Instagram if you want to scroll through some of their pictures)
Sidenote…go check your public library’s website to see if they are part of the Overdrive program (online state library) and if they are all you have to do is download the app onto your tablet and you can access thousands of free books and magazines. I can access ALL the expensive magazines…you know the ones that cost $12.99. Plus, a bunch of international magazines ( I love all the UK gardening mags!!) and all the good home, garden, and cooking mags. See, I just saved you hundreds of dollars!! You’re Welcome… now back to the wreath!
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- GRAPEVINE WREATH
- HOLLOW QUAIL EGGS (40 PACK)
- GUINEA PHEASANT FEATHERS
- PRESERVED MOSS
- FRESH PUSSY WILLOW BRANCHES
- DRIED FLOWER SPRIGS
Step 1. Making the Wreath Base
The wreath I imagined was going to be a teardrop shape so I got creative to find something in my giant wreath pile (don’t laugh…I’m serious!) I had a large grapevine wreath that was kinda falling apart already so what I did was cut through the grapevine that was wrapped around the wreath holding it together. Then I took it apart.
The wavy grapevine branch in the picture is what was wrapped around the wreath.
Next, I removed a few of the grapevine branches from the wreath, placed them on my flat table, and crossed the branches at the top so the ends flared out on both sides. (flared might not be the right word..but I’ve only had 1 cup of coffee this morning so far!)
Secured it with floral wire wound around all the branches a few times and pulled tight.
Step 2. Add Fresh Pussy Willow Stems
Now it was time to layer natural elements into my wreath. I’m using fresh pussy willow stems, I found them at Trader Joe’s but at this time of the year, it’s easy to find them in grocery stores or local nurseries too.
You are going to want to use fresh branches because they are pliable, I did a test on some of the pussy willows I have from last year and they just snap when you try and shape them.
What I did was bend the branches to the shape of the wreath and secured it with my paddle of floral wire Adding the pussy willow branches going upward on both sides of the wreath and having the ends cross each other on the top of the wreath.
Step 3. Fill in with Moss
Now that the base of my wreath was assembled I wanted to add more natural touches to this Spring wreath by adding preserved moss, real hollowed quail eggs, guinea pheasant feathers, and a few stems of dried wax flowers.
After the branches were in place I added clumps of preserved moss throughout the wreath. I just stuck the pieces in between the grapevine
The moss is a little messy to work with so plan accordingly!
Step 4. Add Quail Eggs
For this part, I used a hot glue gun and added quail eggs around the wreath. These little eggs are so pretty but also very delicate to work with.
They came in a 40-pack on Amazon and I sprinkled them throughout my Spring decor in nests and even in my pot of African Violets. You can check out my Spring Home Tour here to get more easy decorating ideas.
I cracked a couple while I was gluing them on but actually really dug how organic it made the wreath look. But when I dropped the wreath on the floor when I was trying to hang it up…insert that clenched teeth emoji here...I had to replace a couple of the eggs!!
Step 5. Add Dried Flower Sprigs
Last month I bought a bunch of white wax flowers from Trader Joe’s and dried some of the sprigs out.
They were the perfect color and texture to complement this wreath, all I did was tuck in little sprigs all around the wreath. Any small dried flower would work…even a tiny artificial baby’s breath bunch would look pretty.
My final addition to this rustic and natural Spring wreath was black and white guinea pheasant feathers. They really added the perfect amount of flair to the wreath!
OK, I love how this one came out! It’s exactly what I had pictured in my mind when I started making it. Total work time was less than 30 minutes for this wreath.
Now, if you make this wreath or any of my other projects I want to see them!! You have to email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to be able to share it with the rest of this community!