We have been dumped on by Old Man Winter twice in two weeks in the last month, and I am so ready for spring, and now that the snow has started to melt I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. While here in Northern Indiana I cannot yet get out into the garden, it is time to start preparing for the day I can start cleaning out the garden beds and preparing our outdoor spaces for the year.
I know I am not the only one either, I have several friends who are posting spring crafts along with me right now. We are all sick of winter. As a matter of fact, I have included their links at the end of my post so you can see all the amazing things they have come up with as well.
After months of being cooped up at home, we finally ventured out and did some shopping. We went to an antique mall, Menard’s, and Hobby Lobby. I have missed Hobby Lobby so much and it was such a fun trip. Eric and I both had so many ideas and when we finally left our cart was full. I picked up great deals for future projects and Eric found a beautiful Lamb’s Ear wreath. I just knew would pair perfectly with some flowers I had at home.
After a day of errands, I was exhausted. By the time dinner was over and the kitchen was cleaned up, so I knew I would have to wait until morning to work on my wreath. Little did I know just how early morning would come. It had been so long since I had been able to get any new supplies, and with spring fever raging in my brain, I was up at 4:30 a.m. Now I am not a late riser, but this was early even for me. After tossing and turning for about a half-hour I knew it was time to grab some coffee and get started.
Lamb’s Ear Wreath
This sweet little wreath was the first thing I grabbed out of my bags of treasure from our adventure yesterday. Then it was off to my craft closet to dig out the spring flowers left over from last year. Once I found them I was ready to assemble the wreath.
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Assembling the Lamb’s Ear Wreath
Assembling the Lamb’s Ear Wreath is very simple. I pulled the flowers I wanted to use off of their stems and laid them out on the wreath. After I had them laid out how I wanted them to look I took my hot glue gun and started gluing them in place. I made sure that the hot glue was on the wreath itself and not the Lamb’s Ear Leaves. This is not only to be sure they will stay in place but also it will be easier to take apart and remake if I should need or want to.
I made sure I had the flowers only covering about a third to half the wreath. I wanted to be able to see that beautiful Lamb’s Ear as well as the flowers. Once I had all the flowers in place I was ready to make the ribbon hanger.
Making the Ribbon Hanger
I wanted the ribbon to be a part of the wreath without taking up too much real estate on the Lamb’s Ear itself. I decided the best way to do this was to make a hanger from the ribbon. I cut a piece of ribbon about 14″ long and looped it through the top of the wreath and tied it at the top with floral wire. I then made a simple bow from the same ribbon and attached that to the top of the hanging ribbon using the floral wire.
Once that was done I wrapped the two ends of the floral wire together to make a closed loop. This will function as the actual hanger so the ribbon doesn’t curl or turn sideways at the top as I loop it over a nail.
Here is my finished wreath. I just love it, and it is already hanging up so it can greet visitors with a much needed hint of Springtime.
If you like this wreath, be sure to check out my Beaded Spring Wreath here.
This post is part of a Spring Crafts Blog Hop I am in with some great friends. Please take some time to check out their awesome springtime projects as well. We are all so ready for spring already!
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