A Sweet Spring Wreath
A sweet spring wreath to liven up a front door. A white picket fence with a flower bed overflowing with spring tulips makes a perfect cottage style accent. It's a quick project you can complete in a few hours of crafting.
You can make this with a hand saw and a hammer, but a miter saw and nail gun make the project go much quicker.
This spring wreath is 16.25 inches wide and 22 inches high.
- 2 -1×2’s x 8 feet
- 1 -1×3 x 8 feet
- 1 -florist foam for artificial flowers
- Carpenters glue
- Artifical flowers
- Paint & paint brushes
- Mitre Saw
- Nail gun
- Sharp knife
- Eye protection
- 8-22 inch (1×2’s)
- 2-16.25 inch (1×2’s)
- 2- 4 inch (1×2’s)
- 2- 16.25 inch (1×3’s)
Before you even start cutting anything, be sure to wear your eye protection.
- Cut 8 22 inch lengths from your 1×2’s. You will have a few scrap pieces left over, do not toss them.
- To get the point on the picket set your miter to 45 degrees and cut it once. Then flip it over and cut it again.
The scrap pieces that were left over make excellent spacers. Cut them to create 14 pieces. Length doesn’t matter here because we just need the width.
Once you have your spacers, place them between the bottom and top of your boards and squeeze the outside pieces together. The spacers should make everything perfectly square.
Add glue 4 inches from the top of your pickets, adding a drop on all eight posts. Add your 16.25 inch 1×2 across the front over the glue keeping it even on both sides. You can eyeball it, but my eyeballs are wonky, so I always measure.
I used a nail gun and added two small finishing nails to each board.
Add your second 1.25 inch 1×2 to the bottom and stand it on its side. This will create the bottom of your raised bed and the pocket to hold your oasis.
This part s a bit tricky. You want to add the glue to the eight pickets on the bottom and then nail from the back side.
I added the glue, flipped the whole thing over and then placed my 1×2 underneath. If you have a few scrap 1×2’s left over you can slide a piece temporarily underneath at the top.
This creates a level surface so you can use the nail gun to attach the piece.
That sounds complicated, but once you flip it over you will see what I mean.
Add glue to your 4-inch 1×2 side pieces and gently slide them underneath. Then add nails down the side to fasten them together.
Flip the entire thing over and add carpenters glue to the edges.
Add your 16.25-inch 1×3’s to the front and use your nail gun to fasten them in place.
This is what your wreath should like at this point. I filled the holes with wood filler and let it dry. Once the filler was dried I sanded it down and added 2 coats of white paint.
You only need one floral foam. Be sure that it’s the dry version.
Slice the foam down the center creating two pieces 1.5 inches thick.
You will only need to trim a small bit off the second piece, but the two pieces will fit into the pocket very comfortably.
I did two rows of mini tulip stems in shades of pink and white. I set them at different heights, so the wreath looked fluffy and full.
This sweet little spring wreath would look cute with daisies or zinnias, or anything! In the summer or fall just switch out your flowers, and you have a wreath you can use through the seasons.
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Published February 25th, 2018 2:08 AM
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