DIY Spring Wreath With Blooming Wellies
Create a cheery wreath for your garden shed or porch door to put a spring in your step!
Staying busy with gardening and outdoor projects seems to help during these uncertain times and I’ve been puttering around the Potting Shed and doing a little spring clean up. Gardening can be a great stress reliever even it’s daily small tasks, like weeding, watering, dividing plants or sowing some seeds.
If you’re able to get outdoors, just reading while listening to the birds while enjoying some fresh air and sunshine can be therapeutic and good for your mental health!
To make a wreath for my Potting Shed door, I started with a faux forsythia wreath I’ve had for a couple of years.
I decided to embellish the wreath with a pair of favorite wellies as vases.
I had an extra package of shower curtain rings that I used to hang my watering cans, aka The Chain Gang.
The wellies have a rubber tab on the back of them to run the curtain hooks through and hang them on the wreath hanger on the door.
I cut some stems of azaleas in the yard that are blooming along with the last couple of daffodils to add to the wellies on the wreath.
Tip: Daffodils secrete a sap that can shorten the vase life of other flowers. To use daffodils in a vase with other flowers, cut them and put them in a vase by themselves for at least an hour or longer. After the stems have secreted their sap, they’re ready to add to other flowers in a mixed bouquet as long as you don’t recut the stems again.
Whenever I cut woody stems for an arrangement whether foliage or flowers, I use a vegetable peeler to strip the outside layers of the stems. Removing 3 – 4 inches of the outer wood, helps the azaleas ‘drink’ and stay hydrated and fresh longer.
Acrylic cups serve as lightweight vases to hold water placed inside the wellies.
I tucked a pair of floral garden tools into the wellies to add some additional blooms.
This wreath only cost me my time as I already had everything and cut the flowers from the garden. You can use any wreath as a base. Look around your home and repurpose what you have. Use a watering can in the center instead of rainboots, add some ribbon, tie on some garden gloves or whatever you have that says ‘spring’ to you!
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