It has been so wonderful to see the snow melting, and the grass starting to show - spring is finally on it's way! I am working on getting the house ready for spring, and with that came the idea of making a spring wreath. What's even better is that is cost me $2 and some time, and I love how it looks on my mantel!
8 inch Styrofoam Wreath
2 rolls Crepe Paper Streamer
Step 1: Cut or tear the streamer in 3" to 15" strips. They don't have to be perfect. I used all different sizes to fill in the entire wreath. You can tear pieces as you go, but in the beginning it helps to have a bunch of pieces already cut to help the process go a little faster.
*I used about 3/4 of a streamer roll. Buy more streamers than you think you'll need. You don't want to run out in the middle of a project!
Step 2: Make rosettes!
To make a rosette:
- Fold the streamer in half, length-wise.
- Knot or ball up the end of the streamer.
- Hold the knot/ball with one hand and twist the strip with the other. Twist the fabric around the knot/ball to create petals. You can try wrapping tighter or looser for different looks.
*Always twist in the same direction that you started with!
- Keep twisting and turning to create a rosette. Add drops of glue to hold as you go if your rosette keeps unraveling. Glue dots also work great!
- Fold the end of the streamer under the rosette and carefully glue the end down. Prepare to possibly burn your fingerprints off!!
Step 3: Glue each rosette on by adding a circle or glob of glue on the back and holding on the wreath for a few seconds. I found it easier to make rosettes and glue them on as you go. Make larger ones first, then fill in with smaller ones.
Step 4: Repeat steps 2 & 3 until the wreath is covered. Back the wreath with felt or paper to protect the foam.
You're done! Hang on the wall or display on a shelf or mantel. I highly recommend not hanging it outside.
This is a fun and easy wreath to make while watching a movie, or when the kids are sleeping.