Spring is here! Time to get out and freshen up the dreary remnants of winter. With spring, comes flowers and color. We are all outside sprucing up our landscape and adding curb appeal. While doing this, don’t forget your front door! A wreath is cheery and welcoming. This wreath is definitely different and for only 30 minutes this craft will help you do just that!
Old Time Pottery has beautiful silk flowers and spring picks to put in your arrangement. So I went shopping there to purchase what was needed. I chose colors and flowers that would compliment each other. The tulips and lavender came as a bouquet so I only needed two of each. At $3.99 each it was all I needed to fill the umbrella with the look of spring.
I started with this umbrella that Old Time Pottery had for $9.99. You can choose any color you wish. Before you fill it, make sure the Velcro strap is on the back of the umbrella. I will show you why near the end of the post.
There are so many pretty ribbons to choose from! Old Time Pottery has a great assortment. I found one to coordinate with the colors of my flowers. I tied a bow around the center of the umbrella. This will help with the placement of the bouquets. It holds the flowers up and keeps them from falling inside. Use hot glue on the bottom of the stems to help keep it in place.
Keeping the umbrella closed you will begin to fill it with the silks and picks.
I like the texture of the lavender and added that behind the two bouquets of tulips. All you are doing is filling the inside cone of the umbrella. Keeping the handle of the umbrella showing, there should be two bouquets of flowers in front and two of the lavender bouquets in back.
I added three speckled egg picks to the arrangement.
I hot glued an adorable bird’s nest to the front of the umbrella. Before you hang it adjust the flowers to suit your taste by bending into place.
Remember that little strap? That becomes your holder. Clever right?
Just hot glue it to make a loop. The umbrella is light enough to hang. I used some leftover ribbon and attached it to the back of the loop to adjust how far down I wanted it on my front door and hung it from a nail.
I added this little chalkboard, I had on hand, to read “April Showers Bring May Flowers” to the top.
So, for 30 minutes and less than $40 I created a colorful spring umbrella wreath that would stand out on any door or wall!
Old Time Pottery has everything you need to accomplish this project and all your spring decor needs. Here’s to more sunshine than rainy days! Lets get creative!