Today, here in New York, it is gorgeous, sunny and 62 degrees outside. Yes, there is still snow on the ground from our big snow storm we had a week or so ago, but spring is definitely just around the bend and I couldn't be more excited! Spring for me means sunshine (yeah yeah, I know, there will be "April showers" but I'm just thinking sunshine right now), birds chirping, the fresh smell of the air, beautiful blooms and a new baby girl for me and Rob. This project is the perfect addition to my spring decor and I hope y'all love it as much as I do! It was easy to make and can be changed up to match whatever season we're in and whatever style you may have.
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Time: 1 Hours Cost: $50 Difficulty: Easy
STEP 1: Take hoop apart
First, I separated the quilting hoop by unscrewing it. You can keep the hoop together if you wish, but I figured I could potentially make two of these wreaths so I decided to separate them.
I chose to use the inner hoop to create my wreath with. You can use any wreath for this project, but I used the one I got from Amazon.)
STEP 2: Spray words
Next, I spray painted my wooden words, "Hello Spring". These words were made with MDF so they held the spray nicely; all-in-all I applied 2 thin coats to each side. It's hard to find the phrase you want, but I did see a bunch of them on Amazon.
STEP 3: String up words
After my words were completely dry, I used fishing line to hang them from the inside of the hoop. You'll have to play with alignment and techniques for tying a secure knot so that the fishing line doesn't come loose. For my words, I didn't want them centered so I hung "Hello" from the hoop itself, a little more to the left of the hoop, then connected the first "l" of "Hello" and the "S" in "Spring" together, and finally tied a long piece of fishing line from the top of the hoop to the "n" in "Spring" so that the word was aligned a little closer to the right of the hoop. Again, this will change and vary depending on the size of your hoop and the words that you use.
STEP 4: Attach garland/flowers/greenery
After my words were attached to the inside of the hoop, I laid out my garland along the hoop and secured it with bread ties. I'm a big of a hoarder when it comes to random things like bread ties--ya never know when you may need them! :)
STEP 5: Add ribbon
I had some denim ribbon on hand from last spring, so I decided to tone down my hoop a little by adding it for hanging the hoop itself. I thought instead of making it super classy with a white or silver ribbon, the denim would add a flair of casual, keeping the overall look springy and fun. I simply tied the end in a knot and looped it through the hoop.
I'm not a fan of artificial flowers but I am so in love with this dogwood garland--I felt it was the most natural looking garland I've seen in a while, and the pink pops so well against the Satin Nickel color of the hoop and words. Here's to a beautiful spring ahead!