Heartfelt Creations Upcycled Spring Wreath
Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, friends! Can you believe that this is the very last Wednesday in February? Where has this month gone to? I hate to see time moving so fast, but when I see that March is right around the corner, I confess, I get a little excited, because with March comes springtime! And, oh, am I ever ready for Spring! So today I’m sharing a fun Heartfelt Creations upcycled spring wreath with all of you. This is a fun, easy project that you could even do with your kids when they are home on spring break.
Here’s a photo f my finished wreath. I love the chubby little bird, the cheery chevron bow, the flirtatious purple flowers and the earthy feathers. But that’s not what this looked like when I started! Want to see a photo?
Do you know what these are? They are packing material for lamps my daughter bought at IKEA. We almost threw these out, but at the last second I said, “NO! I want those!” Now Liz knows me well enough to know that I had just had a lightbulb moment, so she didn’t question me. She just handed them to me with a sly little grin and I tucked them into my suitcase, along with my grand idea.
Fast forward almost a year later, and I finally got around to putting that idea into action. I glued the two cardboard pieces together to create some depth and for stability:
Then I used my natural jute ribbon as the covering for this base. I wrapped it twice around securing the ends with hot glue.
I die cut the base from my Raindrops on Roses die from cream cardstock and got busy making some bountiful Majestic Morning blooms. I inked up some jumbo parrot green leaves with distress ink to soften the color just a little.
All I had to do now was just gather some bits and bobs from around the studio and play with the placement of them. I used hot glue to secure everything to the wreath.
The sentiment is a border strip from the Majestic Morning collection.
I also used a little tag, treating it with UTEE to make it more sturdy. I had the little acetate bird and nest in my stash, too.
You can find a complete supply list and detailed instructions on the Heartfelt Creations blog.
I’m so glad now that I didn’t throw out that packing material, because this little wreath makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers! I hope it makes your day a little brighter too! Thanks for stopping by!