Our old house had a bright red door, I loved this door around Christmas time and the Fourth of July…really around any holiday where the color red is a focal point. In the spring time? Not so much. Red has never screamed spring to me so I found it hard to find a “springy” wreath that didn’t clash with the door. As a matter of fact, I just avoided a spring wreath at our old house all together.
Fast forward to now and we’ve got a black door on the house we are currently in. Hallelujah, let’s do some jumping jacks I’m so excited! Black goes with anything so you betcha I was on the hunt for a spring wreath beginning about a month ago. For whatever reason I became obsessive over lemons. Maybe it was the fresh squeezed lemonade I had one day? Or perhaps the lemon print dress I saw online? Who knows but I love the citrusy goodness. Below are just a few of the wreaths that I saw as I started my search, lovely aren’t they?
You know what else they are? More than I wanted to pay. Now for those of you who don’t like to get crafty, by all means purchase one of these instead of making one, it’ll save you a little bit of trouble. The links above are affiliate links and I will earn a commission off of your preference to purchase rather than make, but we all win something there :-). Some of them are actually pretty reasonable, I suppose I would pay $35-$40 for a wreath that I really loved…unfortunately, out of the images above, my favorite is the one that is right up in the $100 range (of course). So, in my head, if I wasn’t willing to pay for the one that I really wanted, I might as well make one for cheaper than the reasonably priced ones that I didn’t truly love. Are ya following me there? Okay, moving along whether you are with me or not. This wreath you see? Not $100 status, but just as cute as some of the reasonably priced ones and for half the price of those too!
Here’s what you’ll need to make it + some wire for securing the lemons to the wreath.
I grabbed lemons from the Dollar Tree and everything else from Michael’s. FYI – I did confirm while at Michaels that the Dollar Tree’s lemons are cheaper, I would have been hot otherwise (I know over 50 cents, right?). While I was at Michael’s I got the idea for the boys to make their own little mini wreaths alongside me.
Aren’t those cute? They are just little guys.
So you’ve got all of the above plus your wire, what next? Very simple really. Weave the greenery garland over, under, and around the bare wreath. The nice thing about these bare wreaths is that you can poke, stick, and secure your decor pieces pretty much anywhere you want to. I didn’t need to use my wire for the greenery garland or for the white flowers that I placed next, only for the lemons. Poke the wire through the lemons and then tie them around the twigs on the wreath. That is it!
For the smaller ones, I tied a knot as best I could with wire to secure the lemon strand to the bare wreath. Then I bent them to follow the circular shape with the help of these two little guys.
On the playhouse they go!
Unfortunately I have lost my receipts to confirm exactly how much I saved by doing this -but I want to say the large wreath was made for about $25 and the two smaller ones under $5 a piece. Put your craft pants on, make a stop at our local Dollar Tree, and then hit up the 40% off items at Michaels…throw in your coupon for the one regular priced item too -you got this.
How much longer do you think I have grabbing goofy moments like this? Sweet boys, if you ever read this blog post -do your momma a favor and ask to make wreaths with her, even if it’s just on Mother’s Day….which is just around the corner speaking of. I had probably better get that figured out for myself! If your in need of some ideas, checkout my Mother’s Day Series from last year here, here, and here.
Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for a Sprinkled Sunshine Seven post coming your way soon!
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