Spring Decor DIY :: Tulip & Forsythia Wreath with Mr. Bunny :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

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!

 

Forsythia & Colorful Tulip Wreath DIY :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

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!

 

Construction view for the embellished Tulip Wreath DIY:: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

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.

 

Spring Decor :: Tulip Wreath DIY :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

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.

 

Blossom by Blossom the Spring begins :: Tulip Wreath DIY :: ExtraordinaryDay.net

 

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.

Now…be Extraordinary!

Diane

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Comments

  1. Oh gosh…..JUST the right splash of colour for that cabinet in the sun room. I can’t wait to see what you did/are doing to make my coffee/your cocoa/tea/beverage of your choice table come to life! Seriously….you’re such a creative soul. And how could he not feel special with the extra efforts you go to just in that one little spot! I pulled the bunny placemats from the coffee nook and tossed on plain yellow ones. LOL NOT the same, but there’s my confession for the week.
    Maybe I need to pick that spot and just focus on one little corner of our world instead of trying to decorate a whole house and becoming overwhelmed in my current physical limitations. (yes, I tend to think BIG and get overwhelmed at the undertaking……this is why my half made banner needs to be for the 4th of July instead of spring!!…LOLOL)
    I adore the simple shifts, the stealing of the bucket ribbon to adorn the Mr. Bunny….it’s those little shifts that make everything new.
    Darn…..you’re GOOD! LOL

    • You did it again Mel! You should see my face. I’ve got an ear-to-ear silly grin.
      Oh I do think you should pick a spot to decorate and focus on it…cause it’s working for me…and I’m thinking it will for you too. It is just too easy to get overwhelmed. And I think that when you have a spot it just feels good to look at it. You are too funny about that banner, though. Spring is hardly here…I think you’ll get it done and up in no time. Thanks for all your encouraging words. You made my day!

  2. That is so pretty! I really need some spring at my house!

    • Thank you so much Tonia!! Hurry…or it will be summer tomorrow! LOL I can’t believe we went from snow to 80 degrees in a week.

  3. Gorgeous wreath! I love the nest!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/04/submarine-sunday-26.html

  4. Hi Diane,
    Another great project! I love the tulips that grace your wreath and it looks really pretty hanging on your cabinet. Mr. Bunny looks so dapper wearing his bowtie.
    I have a Spring wreath which I hang on my front door but I have to get out to buy a few more posies for it. Hopefully this weekend that will happen. Thanks for sharing this at my HOME and enjoy your evening.

    Blessings,
    Sandt

    • Awww…Sandi…so are so sweet. Thank you!
      I hope you share your ‘new’ wreath, too! I’d love to see it!
      Blessings, my friend!

  5. That is a very pretty wreath. I found you on Free Pretty Things and I am a new follower. Come on over and visit.

  6. Very spring! Love the colors.

  7. Hi Diane,

    Your tulip and forsythia wreath looks beautiful on the white cabinet — just perfect for spring! I especially love your bunny; I have a small collection of rabbits; and I love to display them up until fall. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

    Visiting from Thursday Favorites Blog Hop — have a wonderful week.

    Denise

    • You are so kind, Denise. Thank you!
      I have a few more cement bunnies that I’m trying to figure out how to use in the house. I know….they really belong in the garden. Haha!
      Wishing you an Extraordinary finish to your week.

  8. How lovely and springy! I need to get some spring flowers for my house!

  9. Cute! Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

  10. Oh my gosh, this is so cute! I’ve been trying to figure out how to make a new spring wreath for my front door and I think I’ve figured it out now 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. visiting from Redoux. This looks fantastic and the wreath with the flowers on the vase just make that area pop and say “spring”

  12. Very pretty spring wreath and so glad you shared it with “Open House””!

  13. Oh, so very pretty! Lovely colors and design!

  14. Lovely! How perfect for spring! Tulips are one of my favorite flowers.

    • Tulips are such fragile flowers. They are so deceptive….looking like they are beefy and strong.
      Thank you for stopping by. Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!

  15. Happy spring!! lovely wreath. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite things hop xo

  16. What a pretty Spring wreath! Thanks so much for sharing! We’ve had a few days of Springlike weather here in CT. Best wishes. Linda

  17. Beautiful! Tulips are my absolute favorite flower 🙂

    (Dropping by from the Inspiration Gallery party)

  18. Love! So perfect for spring. I pinned this =)

  19. Just an adorable wreath!! It shouts Springtime!!
    Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

  20. One of the prettiest wreaths I have seen in awhile. Nicely done.

  21. I love your very pretty tulip wreath! It looks so pretty on your door!

  22. This is so pretty, I don’t think you could possibly have a tulip wreath and not be happy!

    Found you at Mockingbird Hill, and so glad I did.

  23. What a lovely wreath and a perfect way to bring some color and joy into the house. The nest is a sweet addition!

  24. If anything says spring in all its glory that wreath does; just wonderful! 🙂

  25. Oh I love it, I wonder if I really could do one too? Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. Really cute!! Visiting from MHC.

  27. Such a pretty wreath and perfect for Spring! You seem to have a wonderful gift for creating simple and striking wreaths, Diane.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

    • You so sweet Claudia! Thank you for saying the kindest things. [hugs]
      Haha! You have me pegged…I want a big wow, with minimal effort, and as close to free as I can get. 😉

  28. What an adorable wreath and thanks for walking me through step-by-step. Your house looks totally ready for spring now.
    Over from SITS

  29. What a pretty wreath. And perfect for a day like today, chilly and gray. I’m visiting from Sharefest Saturday. Have a great weekend.

    • Thank you Debra! I agree…it’s the sunshine I need in my house on this awfully cold and gray spring day.
      Hope your weekend turns out to be most Extraordinary!

  30. Beautiful spring wreath! Nice design. Great flower colors and choice!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Jenn

  31. Your wreath is so festive and Mr. Bunny looks very happy to sit by and share the limelight!
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Robin

  32. Beautiful wreath. I may try one. Thanks. MB

  33. Hello Diane
    This is such a lovely Spring garland full of gorgeous colour!
    The sweet little birds nest finishes it beautifully.
    I’m visiting you from Claudia’s “A Favorite Thing” party.
    Shane ♥

  34. Perfect for Spring.

    Super to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  35. so, so pretty!! tulips make me smile! 🙂

  36. This is so pretty and fresh. Love it!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  37. This is beautiful! I love the forsythia and the little nest! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  38. I AM starved for color. Your wreath made me smile the moment I saw it hanging on your beautiful cupboard. (Love the bunny, too!) Thank you for linking to Share the Shelter!

    • Funny…today I was watching the message from my home church in Michigan and the pastor suggested that they all were living in a black and white TV set. 😉
      I guess it’s been pretty gray in a lot of places.
      Thanks for your sweet words Pamela!

  39. I love the pop of color that the wreath makes on your doorway, very springy!! AND the one inside on the cupboard is wonderful! Really brings the brightness of the sun indoors…I need that too in my home since it’s so dark in here. A wreath with bright colors may just help out! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for joining my party!!
    Blessings,
    Doni

    • You say the nicest things Doni! 🙂
      My heart is warmed knowing that you found the wreath inspiring.
      Wishing you JOY overflowing this week!

  40. I love this! Living in tropical Australia, we have two seasons… The Wet and The Dry. We’re just entering the Dry now and the weather is glorious, rather like I imagine your welcoming of Spring! 🙂
    My favourite part of the wreath is the nest with the little eggs inside..!
    I’m visiting today from DIY Home Sweet Home 🙂

    • Hi Sonia!
      Hmmm…we don’t have wet/dry seasons in my neck of the woods, though sometimes it gets dry in the summer as it did last year and that brings about major crop failures. Hope that doesn’t happen again. But…glorious weather…that would be spring and fall here…though this year it has been slow to warm up. But, now that the flowers are blooming…every day is beautiful!
      Thanks for your nice remarks about the wreath!
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  41. A breath of spring! Man do I need that!! We’ve had an ice storm and snow last week. The birds are singing today though. Your wreath is darling. Love those quick and easy projects! Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

    • Yay! for birds singing. They make my heart sing too! Hope spring comes to your neck of the woods soon!
      Thanks for your kind words. Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  42. Having fun this morning looking at friends friends (hope that makes sense) and found your wonderful blog. I really think your wreath is a breath of spring air we need right now. We are experiencing 70’s one day and 40’s the next, won’t be planting until after May 1st. Your sunroom looks lovely with the bunny next to the beautiful wreath.
    Ann

    • How nice of you to say that Ann….Thank you!!
      It was cold Saturday here in the 40’s too…but it has gone up a few degrees each day and is almost 60 right now! Makes me smile. 😉
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  43. Beautiful! Thanks for linking up to The DIY’ers today!

  44. The wreath turned out BEAUTIFUL! I love the spring colors!

  45. What a fun and happy wreath. I love it. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  46. Sooo lovely. I know you made this for Easter, but it is still so lovely and happy. I’d keep this one up all Spring long! Have a fun day, ~ Rose

    • A few other people told me the would enjoy it all year long.
      You know, Rose, sometimes I can be too myopic in my thinking. I need to look beyond the obvious.
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your always encouraging words. 😉
      You are Extraordinary!

  47. Hello Diane, this is so quintessentially spring! Love the combination of tulips and forsythia! Looks gorgeous – I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

    • Yay! Mission accomplished! 😉
      Thanks Kathy! I always love stopping by your place for some ‘delightsome’ inspiration!
      You are Extraordinary!

  48. With the bitter cold spring snow storms we have been having, I’m pretty sure my real tulips are toast! I know my forsythia bush is 🙁 Thank goodness you shared this beautiful wreath at my party this week so I could revel in the beautiful colors! Thank you!! I’m featuring this post on my Facebook page too!

    • Oh I hope your tulips are still safe under all that snow….they are really pretty hearty when it comes to freezing temps. That forsythia belongs to the pansy family. Though having said that…pansies are pretty tough. I wonder where that phrase of ‘being a pansy’ ever came from?
      Thanks for your kind words. And thanks for the feature!! You are so sweet!

  49. Diane, Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful tulip & forsythia wreath at Simple & Sweet Fridays.
    It’s a pretty spring touch in your sunroom!

    Jody

  50. I love Spring, and I love your wreath with the tulips and forsythia!

    gail

  51. Pretty! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  52. Love this wreath! So colorful! Thanks for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Can’t wait to see what goods you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  53. So pretty, thanks for sharing at the Cabin this week:)

  54. Diane, your spring wreath is beautiful and such pretty colors. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Have a wonderful weekend!!

    Hugs
    Kathy

  55. That is an awesome picture with the quote in it! Love it!

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