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10+ Gorgeous Spring Wreaths That You Will Love Instantly

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Turn a Styrofoam wreath in to welcoming spring decorations

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A seasonal and easy-to-make wreath is a great way to greet guests. One basic wreath can be transformed into many creative options by adding fun patterns and other embellishments. For full instructions and tips on making three stunning wreaths, click through. To make all three wreaths, use a serrated bread knives to gently round off the edges of both the sides of the Styrofoam forms.

Beautiful and Green Moss Wreath

MATERIALS $60TIME 2 HR

* 18″ White Styrofoam Wreath, $8.99 at Michaels.com

* 2 bags preserved mossmat (find it at Michaels.com or check HobbyLobby.com to find stores)

* 1 bag greening pins

* One bag of each of the three varieties of reindeer-moss: light, dark and spring

* Tree lichen from your garden (optional).

* 1 small artificial bird’s Nest

* Hot-glue Gun and glue sticks

* 3 small faux eggs

* 1 small faux bird, like a finch

* 1 yard of neutral-colored sturdy fabric

1. To wrap the wreath form, tear the moss mat in long strips. As needed, pin the strips to form at the ends and edges. Cover the form.

2. Place the pieces of reindeer-moss in groups around the wreath’s front and sides. Each piece should be pinned into the wreath. The moss will grow back on the pins. Add lichen pieces to your wreath if desired.

3. The bird’s nest should be pinned to the front of the wreath.

4. Add reindeer moss to the nest. Glue the eggs to this moss. The bird should be wired or glued to its nest.

5. Two 3″-wide strips cut from fabric. One of the strips should be looped through the wreath. Tie it at the ends to hang. To cover the knot, make a bow from the second strip. Glue it on and trim the ends.

The craftsman: James Farmer, an interior and landscape designer lives in Kathleen GA. His recent book Wreaths For All Seasons (18.99) inspired this wreath.

Fun Fabric Ball Wreath

MATERIALS $35TIME 6 HR

* 18″ White Styrofoam Wreath, $8.99 at Michaels.com

* 8-11 designs of 1/4-yard cotton fabric remnants. Joann.com offers beautiful patterned cotton fabric pieces in 1/4 yards starting at $1.99

* Wire cutters and wire cutters

* 6-12 3″ foam balls

* About 30 foam balls 2 1/2 inches in diameter

* 24 foam balls approximately 2 inches in diameter

* Hot-glue Gun and glue sticks

1. Cut 1/4 yard of fabric into strips measuring 2 inches wide using pinking shears. To cover the wreath, wrap the strips diagonally around it and pin them (see photo, right).

2. Make a hanger by wrapping a piece of wire around a greening pen and pushing the pin into wreath’s top at a 45 degree angle.

3. The remnants of patterned fabric should be cut into strips measuring 1/2 inches in width. To keep the fabric taut, wrap the balls with the strips. Continue wrapping each ball until it is completely covered.

4. Place large and medium balls in sections on the wreath’s front. Secure them with 2″ straight pins. Once you are satisfied with the arrangement, hot glue them to the wreath. To fill in any gaps, glue the smaller balls to your wreath.

The crafter: TRENNA TRAVIS, a St. Louis-based graphic and interior designer and illustrator, posts her latest projects at Facebook.com/TrennaTravis

Cupcake Liner Wreath

MATERIALS $30TIME 3 HR

* 18″ White Styrofoam Wreath, $8.99 at Michaels.com

* Five packs of 100 cupcake liner, one each in each color (we used bright and medium pinks; yellow and peach); patterns are optional. TheSugarDiva.com offers a variety of colored and patterned cupcake liner options starting at $4.25

* 2′ length 1 1/2″-to 2″ wide colored burlap ribbon

* Hot-glue Gun and glue sticks

* 1 1/2″ to 1 1/2″ button in any of your liners

* Thin white twine (optional).

1. Each cupcake liner should be opened so that it is flat and round on your work surface. To make a semicircle, fold it in half. The semicircle can be folded in half to form a semicircle. To create a loose ruffle, open the top edges a little (photo, right).

2. Push a pin through the liner, about three-quarters of a way from the top edge. Layer cupcake liners folded in half onto the wreath. This creates a color wave effect by using swathes of one color and then switching to another as you work your way around the wreath.

3. To hang the wreath, loop the burlap ribbon around the wreath’s top and tie it. The button can be glued to the front of the ribbon, wherever it looks best. Optional: Thread white twine through buttonholes to make it look sewn-on. To secure the twine, add a bit of glue to the back. As instructed above, glue the button to your ribbon.

The crafter: Prop and craft stylist KARIN LIDBECK-BRENT blogs about decorating on YourCozyHome.BlogSpot.com from her cozy home in Bethlehem, CT.

Fern Meadow Wreath

CountryLiving.com has the following wreaths

Made from: Twig and Fern base, pink and White larkspurs, celiosa and nigella pods

Fern Branch Wreath

Made from: Blueberry, blueberry, willow and hogbrush dried sweet huck.

Lavender Wreath

Made from: Dried lavender

Spring Garden Wreath

Made from: Silver King artemisias, lemon mint and nigella, wheat, globe amaranth and larkspur

Garden Sun Wreath

Made from: Dry white larkspurs, green canella berries and china millet. Strawflowers, echinops green wheat, preserved salal

Bay and Lavender Wreath

Made from: Bay leaf, lavender and nigella pods, millet and broomcorn.

Bay and Olive Wreath

Made from: Bay leaves, olive leaf

Fresh Eucalyptus wreath

Made from: Fresh willow and eucalyptus

Willow Branch Wreath

Made from: Willow branch

Faux forsythia can be used to dress up a wreath made from willow branches. Fake flowers can withstand the elements. (See the next slide to see other add-ons.

Wonderful Wreath Add-Ons

These accessories can be used to make a willow branch wreath that’s a bit more modern.

Attach a small flock of these winged creatures ($7.25 per 12; CraftOutlet.com), to one side of your wreath.

Hot-glue 3″ sections of wire to cardstock leaves, and then twist the branches around.

Place a few raffia pillows (here’s how you make them) in the wreath at different heights.

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