3 DIY Wreaths for Spring

3 DIY Wreaths for Spring

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Erin Phraner
Apr 6, 2016
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There's more than one season for showing off a homemade wreath. No jingle bells or evergreens here — just three totally modern ways to deck your warm-weather halls with something pretty and made from scratch. Whether you craft one for your own space or create one for a gift, you'll love how these DIY creations spruce up the home for spring.

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1. Succulent Wreath

Bring the outdoors in with a DIY succulent wreath — no green thumb required. We love a true gold base, but you can customize with silver, rose gold, or white spray paint.

To make the wreath, spray a wire wreath base that's six to nine inches in diameter with gold spray paint to coat; let dry as the label directs. Arrange and attach succulents to the wreath base using hot glue. Add a small dot to the base of the plant, trimming if needed, and carefully press and hold onto the frame. Remove any glue threads. Wrap and tie ribbon around the wreath base. Hang using a nail or hook.

Tip: This wreath will last about two months, depending on the climate where you live. For a wilt-proof creation, try using plastic succulents from the craft-supply store.

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2. Pineapple Candy Wreath

Try a spin on the classic peppermint candy wreath by using sunny pineapple candy balls. The white-and-yellow design is warm and inviting for spring — not to mention the fact that the hard-candy flavor is perfect for the season! Since the candy is still in the packaging, you can pull off a piece and enjoy at your leisure. It's up to you whether you'd like to keep replenishing the candy stash!

To make the wreath, use hot glue to arrange and glue down one layer of candy balls onto the wood or cardboard wreath base. You'll need about two pounds of candy total, in the wrapper, to fit a six- to eight-inch base. Repeat a second and third time to create dimension and cover up any bare areas. Tie a ribbon around the top of the wreath, in a decorative bow if desired, and hang using a nail or hook.

Tip: Experiment with different kinds of wrapped hard candy. Candy balls come in a variety of colors and flavors. You can even mix and match colors to make a rainbow candy wreath.

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3. Spring Ribbon Wreath

Put that stash of old ribbons to good use or head to the craft store for a fresh supply. The technique for this ribbon loop wreath couldn't be simpler, but it looks super impressive — especially when you take the time to craft an interesting color story. Pull palette ideas from your favorite Instagram photos, magazine spreads, or even an awesome sundress. Just make sure to pick a variety of sizes, textures, and styles.

To make the wreath, cut ribbon (you'll need at least 20 yards for a six- to eight-inch base) into two- to three-inch pieces. Working with one piece at a time, wrap ribbon into a loop and secure to the styrofoam wreath base using two T pins — one on each side. As the wreath fills up, add additional ribbon loops on top of areas that look bare or could use some more dimension. Once you've covered completely, fluff up the ribbon with your fingers to tweak any flat sections. To hang, pin a final loop of ribbon to the back of the wreath base. Hang on a nail or a hook.

Tip: Stick with ribbons that are two inches wide or thinner. Very wide ribbons don't work well here, unless you fold them in half lengthwise.

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