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How to Make a Spring Wreath That Blooms

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A fresh, lush, green spring wreath is such a welcome and inviting addition to any home in this season. Using the first of delicate new spring growth, mixed with the dry weathered branches of winter and the foliage of fall, a perfect harmony between old and new is formed. New leaves and blossoms don't tend to hold up particularly well due to their fragile nature, so in this wreath, we use small test tubes of water discreetly hidden amongst the foliage to keep them looking perky for longer.

Who would think there are little test tubes hiding in there?
Who would think there are little test tubes hiding in there? Photo by Anna Potter

How to Make a Spring Wreath

  • Using a moss base, attach your roll of wire by toeing it to the wreath frame. Form small bunches of twigs and the drier foliage and place onto the moss. Wrap your wire just around the stems, until it is fully secure on the base.
  • Continue to layer the bunches, making sure each time that it is securely stuck to the wire. Do this until the wreath is completely covered.
Photos by Anna Potter
  • Tape a thick wire, or a stick, to a plastic test tube of water. Poke through the foliage and press the stick (with the test tube attached) firmly into the moss. The more delicate spring blooms and blossoms can now be placed inside the test tube(s). Just a few stems in each.
  • Continue to fill out the wreath with the spring blooms.
  • Final touches can include feathers, dandelion clocks, ribbons and other seasonal treasures to complete the look.

If you're new to DIY wreath-making, read our step-to-step guide. Want a modern twist? Use a hula hoop as a base. Don't have the time? Opt for our seasonal wreath subscription.

Tags: wreaths, spring flowers, mother's day