In spite of the chaos in the world right now, my family is blessed in many ways. We have a roof over our heads, food in the fridge, and each other. While my two older children are living away from home right now, my husband, myself, and our three youngest children are all here together. What a great time to Make A Blessed Spring Wreath!
Materials for the Blessed Spring Wreath:
- twig wreath
- 2X Rustoleum Lagoon Paint + Primer
- wooden “blessed” word
- Apple Barrel 2605E Crimson
- 1/4″ flat brush
- 1.5″ wired sunflower ribbon
- floral wire
- red, yellow and blue floral picks
- wire cutters or scissors
- Aleene’s Acrylic Gloss Spray
For the first step, spray the twig wreath’s front, back, and sides with Lagoon spray paint. This will take several coats. I like dark turquoise, red, and yellow as a color combo. I wanted a wreath that I could use through the summer. The pastel colors of Easter would not have worked. The yellow keeps the ensemble from looking too much like the 4th of July.
Paint the wooden “blessed” sign with Crimson and the 1/4″ flat brush.
Fold the ribbon back and forth like an accordian five times. Trim the ends of the ribbon with a downward scissor cut, as shown in the above photo.
Tie a 12″ piece of floral wire around the center of the bow and twist. Use the long, leftover floral wire ends to tie the bow around the bottom center of the wreath.
Trim the floral picks as needed with the scissors or wire cutters, then push them into the twig wreath, on either side of the bow. The great thing about a twig wreath is that you can take the picks out and try again if you don’t like the way it looks the first time.
For the last step, I threaded a 12″ piece of floral wire through the swirl on the bottom of the first S and the top of the second S, then tied the leftover wire ends tightly around the twig wreath.
Your wreath is all finished! Have a blessed day!
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