As we sit at the threshold of summer I’m reminded that Easter was not too long ago by egg wreath that’s still hanging on my front door. I need to change that ASAP. A few months ago I was in the Dollar Tree and found these green foam wreaths. They are made of floral foam-perfect for being punctured by fresh flower stems. Above are a few flowers we have growing around our house. The little brown spots on the pink dogwoods indicates it’s days are numbered. As sad as it is to see the flowers die I know that in a couple of weeks we’ll be sitting at the beach. Nothing is better than the summer at the Jersey Shore.
Back to the wreath — I love using supplies that are already lying around the house. A good DIY project or craft transforms the items we already have. The last thing I want to do is make more clutter. That would totally defeat the whole purpose of DIYing. Right?
You will need fresh flowers with firm stems, a green floral foam wreath, and ribbon.
Tip: Make this craft last by using flowers that dry well.
Eucalyptus, hydrangeas, roses, or baby’s breath dry nicely. If you have peony bushes the leaves from the plant will live for a long time.
Start by adding the biggest flowers first and ending with the smallest flowers on top.
Carefully loop the ribbon around the wreath.
Tie a bow and hang it up.
This is what a 5 year old’s floral wreath looks like. I actually like it more than my own.
The 5 year old: crafter, dancer, student, and possible future Etsy shop extraordinaire.
Before you go—- I have to share this new favorite thing I found at Dearborn Market. It’s called the popcorn plant because when you rub the leaves together it smells exactly like popcorn. It reminds me of the Jelly Belly buttered popcorn jelly beans. Whenever I mention that flavor I get a lot of raised eyebrows and “really?”. Us weirdos have to stick together. If you are like me, send me a tweet or leave a comment and I might have to send one your way.
Have an awesome Memorial Day weekend! We’ll be at my sister in law’s house, barbecuing and jumping on her new trampoline. I mean…watching the kids jump on the trampoline.