Garden Shovel Wreath

Shelly L Nemeth
by Shelly L Nemeth
9 Materials
2 Hours

Spring is in the air! Well hopefully soon, and I created this pretty wreath to bring in the new season. Check it out!

I picked up some cute little buckets and a shovel. You can get them from the home and garden shop.

You’ll need these self tap metal screws to apply your buckets to the wood shovel handle.

Find your desired location on the handle, and screw your buckets on using the self tap screws and screwdriver.

Now cut your floral foam to fit inside the buckets and glue them in.

Then, with the ribbon of your choice, make two bows. I used this great floral print!

Then I gathered some pretty flowers and sprigs that I wanted to put inside the buckets.

Then I pushed the flowers into the foam.

I filled up the buckets and added the bow to each of the buckets. I had each of the buckets go in different directions to balance it out.

You can see how the top is more right focused and the bottom is more left. I think it came out great! Then I just used a wreath hook to hold it on the door.

I love the way it came out and hopefully this inspires you to use some unique materials to make something different for your home. Happy Spring!

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  • Norma Norma on Feb 19, 2020

    Did you secure the bottom portion of the shovel so it doesn't bang against the door when closing it?

  • Lori Stone Hartmann Lori Stone Hartmann on Feb 19, 2020

    Won't the shovel scratch the paint on your door?

  • Darlene Eldstrom Darlene Eldstrom on Feb 20, 2020

    Awesome Idea!I’d really Worry about Someone seeing them and then Stealing them☹️

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  • Carey Carey on Jun 07, 2022

    I have just one comment about your beautiful arrangement. I would put it beside the door so that I could enjoy it as well as use the door. It is important that you make a practice of using every door in your home, so that in an emergency, anyone in your family will remember to use it if needed. Years ago, we had a house fire & I had placed a small dresser in front of a door that we ‘Never used!”, Since we never used it, though I was right beside the door, I totally forgot about it and ran past the fire 3 times and only remembered the door, after the fire was out! I would never have believed that I could be so completely reacting out of habit rather than conscious thought!

    • Shelly L Nemeth Shelly L Nemeth on Jun 08, 2022

      That’s good advice now this door is to the pantry lol! But this door or any door still works with it hanging from a wreath hook 😊

  • Carey Carey on Jun 08, 2022

    Hi Shelly, Good plan!! I would never have though of hanging it on the pantry door!! : )

    The wreath hook is a great idea, I was understanding that it was on an exterior door that was unused! The Christmas wreath on my front door for Christmas may find a new place near the door. Every time I came in the door, I was getting into it with my head! One of the hazards with getting older. Have a great day.