• artfullyalissa

Welcome spring with this DIY tulip wreath


Refresh your entryway this spring with a blooming wreath! As we start weeding out the winter blues, it's important to add in a mix of seasonal decorations during this transition period to create a welcoming, lively environment. One of the best ways to incorporate spring decorations is by placing a beautiful wreath on your front door, and surprisingly this tulip one was really easy to make. It's also perfect to display for Easter or Mother's Day!

This DIY was under $30 and is relatively cheaper compared to purchasing a pre-made wreath at a local garden center or craft store. With all the tulip bunches needed, keep a look out for sales at Michaels! They have some really great deals, coupons, and a variety of colors. I wanted to stick with white tulips because it compliments the green and black color combination of my house.

After reading through a few tutorials I wanted to share how I made my wreath, with the hope that it inspires you to create your own! I wanted to use a grapevine wreath as the foundation for a more classic, rustic look because the vines also peak through the flowers for a more natural feel.

Materials:

1 18" grape vine wreath

12 - 14 bunches of tulips

Wire cutters

Hot glue

Scissors

Directions:

Using your wire cutters, start by removing branches from your tulip bunches (each have 2-3 flowers on them). Keeping them as mini branches gives the wreath a fuller look and it's also easier to adhere the flowers to the wreath. I used 14 bunches in my wreath, but that's because I liked a fuller look. It's okay to have extras so you can fill in the gaps!

Once your branches are cut (you don't have to do this all at once!) start by weaving the branch into the wreath, tucking it in. Once placed, secure the branch with a dab of hot glue, which will hold the flowers in place. Repeat these steps until your wreath is covered, making sure the tulips are all going the same way to create a circular movement.

You'll want to cover the whole wreath for the greatest impact, so make sure to step back once in a while from the wreath to see where the gaps are that need to be filled. After you are happy with how your wreath looks, I used wire to create a look on the back of the wreath which made it easier to hang.

#DIY #Michaels #SpringDecor