Forsythia & Lavender Spring Wreath

2 Hours
Easy
Still on the hunt for that perfect spring wreath? Spring time has me itching for wild and whimsical wreaths in happy colors. I was particularly inspired by the forsythia and lavender greenery at Hobby Lobby. Give yourself time to be creative, sip tea while you shape the greenery and you will have made more than a wreath. You will have spent an hour or so fully alive. :)
For a large wreath, you will need:


-One triggy wreath form (you can even use vines/reeds in nature to tie into a form)


-3 stalks of forsythia (found at Hobby Lobby for $3 each)


-Bunch of lavender (found at Hobby Lobby for $13)


-Wire cutters


-Scissors


-Fishing line


-Small chalkboard, optional


And as you all know, greenery is on sale for 50% off at Hobby Lobby on practically an every-other-week basis.
Use wire cutters to snip the lavender stalks from the base (if you purchase a bouquet).
First, shape the forsythia to fit the form and arrange where you'd like it to be on the form.
Next, shape lavender to form and place around/among/over forsythia to create the look you'd like. Try not to make everything look too stiff or it will take away from the whimsy of the design.
To secure the florals, tie a long piece (about 15") of fishing line around the stalks a couple times and make a triple knot. Don't tie the knot too tight or it will make your florals look too stiff. Leave a little wiggle room.


I tied everything together in 4 different places around the form, placing the fishing line behind the lavender and forsythia leaves.
For extra flair, add a chalkboard. I tucked the top into the frame....
...and tied the bottom to the base. Tip: Look for chalkboards with holes punched in the edges for easier attachment.
I'm absolutely smitten!
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Leilani Smith
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  • JaneseC JaneseC on Mar 21, 2016
    Since you mentioned it, what color did you use on your door? It is a beautiful color!

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