After many years of the same spring wreath adorning our front door, I was ready for a something new. Because the silk flowers from the old wreath showed their age not to mention the crud of years of outdoor life, I removed them all from the vine wreath and tossed them. A quick trip to Hobby Lobby and I picked up the rest of my supplies.
To make my wreath this is what I needed (I’ve also included a 2012 retail cost break-down. I used coupons, purchased stuff on sale, and used what I had on hand so my cost was significantly less):
- 1 vine wreath (I had mine on hand but they go for about $2.99)
- 1 sprig silk forsythia-($1.99)
- 1 package (2 per pack) bird nests (found in bridal department) ($2.99)
- 1 package (2 per pack) little birds (also found in the bridal department) ($2.99)
- 1 package (24) of craft Easter eggs on picks ($2.99)
- About 1 yard wire edge ribbon (I had a roll on hand but a 3 yard roll usually goes for about $3.99)
- Not shown-I used a few scraps of silk leaf vines (free from your stash)
- Floral wire or any other means of attaching sprigs to wreath
- Wire cutters
Total retail cost of supplies: @$14.95
My cost breakdown:
- wreath- (on hand) free
- forsythia-(40% coupon) 1.19
- cost of 1 nest-(50% off) .75
- cost of 1 bird-(50% off) .75
- cost of 3 eggs-(50% off) .19
- ribbon-(on hand) free
My total actual cost-$2.88
I have added the extra nest, bird, and eggs to my craft supplies for another someday project.
Step 1: Cut the forsythia sprig into smaller sections.
What do you have on your front door?