I’m loving this dramatic moment on my cabinet. It’s a simple tulip wreath DIY project anyone can do. And by now, you must know I love quick and easy DIY projects.
What is it about spring? Are we so staved for color after a long cold gray winter that we are more than willing to put together such a glorious mix of colors? I surely am. In my sun room, anyway.
Do you gravitate towards color in the spring, too?
Summer…that’s a different story. Though many plant reds and yellows together in the summer garden, mine will usually be filled with white, purple, pink, blue, and a dash of soft yellow. Somehow red…as much as it is one of my favorite colors…is reserved for spring and winter. And now that I’ve said that red will probably appear this year. Haha!
This has been a favorite wreath of mine for some time. It looks like brand new…but in fact it is several years old.
Sometime ago I picked up a skinny twiggy wreath that was embellished with just a few sprigs of forsythia at my local Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts. The wreath was just too sparse for my taste and I didn’t think it would show well from the street. But, the price was right. What does a girl do then? She goes hunting…at least in the store. As I walked through the floral department I spied some assorted bun of colorful tulips. Though I don’t recall how many bunches I purchased, I do remember that they were on sale at a deep discount. Gotta love a great sale!
Once home, I took my wire cutters (sometimes I use tin snips because they give me more leverage for cutting those tough stems) to each of the tulip bunches. I cut each stem at the base where it was joined on the bunch. Then it was fairly easy to stick the stems into the tightly bound twiggy wreath base. I attempted to arrange the tulips so that they had a natural look, yet the colors were not random in their placement.
If you look closely you’ll see that I worked the stems around the twiggy base for a neat look and to help them hold snugly as well. It worked as this wreath hung on my front door and beautifully survived Western New York’s fierce spring windstorms. The only other assembly needed was for the sweet little nest to be wired to the wreath form and the eggs hot glued in place. The wreath would look complete without the nest if your prefer.
How do you like the look of the wreath on my cabinet in the sun room? I think Mr. Bunny looks pretty cute with the tulip wreath. He even has a bow tie (that originally graced my little bucket of candy gift) in the perfect yellow to go with the forsythia.
It’s pretty clear that I have too much fun playing in the sun room. I’m sure you’re wondering what else I have up my sleeve. Haha! We’ll both have to wait and see.
Today it started to actually look a bit like spring outside. A few daffodils were blooming along my walk. Pure sunshine! I think my pace quickened a bit after seeing them. And the birds! It’s truly a symphony in my back yard.
This isn’t my usual step by step tutorial. I hope you still get the idea of how easily you can create your own personalized wreath from an inexpensive store-bought wreath that needs help and make it into something that’s a joy to behold. And is inviting for your front door. Or…as in my case…the sun room cabinet.
Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary! A bit of fresh spring home decor for just a few dollars.
I hope you’ll make your own tulip wreath DIY project now. I’d love to see your creations. Share your photo on ‘our’ Facebook page. All of us would love to see your creativity.
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