I simply bought a wire wreath, some florist foam and a few sheets of moss from the craft store. I cut the foam into thin pieces and soaked them in water. I then wired them onto the wreath and covered it all with the moss.
Caution!!!!! Moss plus foam equals a big mess…I always put large trash bags down before I start.
Once you have the base for the wreath done, the fun begins. I go out in my yard and start trimming my bushes. I love the way that azalea leaves look in the wreath so I tend to use a lot of those leaves, but I find using three different kinds of leaves gives the richest look.
In case you’re wondering what we are using to stab the foam, that would be a potato nail. Sometimes it is necessary to make small holes in the foam if your leaf stems are too wimpy…just be careful not to make the holes too big or your leaves will be falling out!
Now that spring is coming once again, I think it is time to bring out the supplies and make a spring wreath for my front door. I have found that as long as you mist the flowers daily, you can get almost a week out of the flowers and a couple of weeks out of the greens.
Do you ever put fresh flowers on your door?
~The Inspired Housewife
Don’t you love this idea? Thank you again, Dianne! I have been known to have fresh flowers on my door and it’s a fabulous twist on the traditional wreath. Please learn from me – don’t let birds nest in the fresh flowers.
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~Southern Fried Gal
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