Happy March 1st!
Let's celebrate a new month and Spring's coming by making a Forsythia wreath for our front door!
Forsythia are beautiful brambly early Spring flowers.
They are wild, bright, school bus yellow blooms on long tangled branches. And they are a sure sign Spring is here to stay!
Welcome Spring and family and guest to you home with a big forsythia wreath hanging on your front door...
Making wreaths is one of my favorite things to do! Especially Spring wreath. I'm wondering if the nest on this wreath will keep the birds from building their own nest in it!
I can't tell you how many times we have real baby birds in our Spring wreaths. When they fly away we have to paint the front door... birds are messy!
STONEGABLE FORSYTHIA WREATH WITH NEST
various twigs and branches, faux
3 sprays of forsythia, faux
3 branches of pussy willow, faux
2 grapevine wreaths one smaller than the other
3 eggs, faux
Assemble all supplies. I found all my supplies at AC Moore for 50 % off. I did not use all of them to make this wreath.
The secret to a great full wreath is to use 2 grapevine wreaths for the base. I use one just slightly smaller than the other.
Wire the 2 wreaths together, the smaller one in front of the larger one. Wire them together at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock.
Starting at the top of the wreath, add a few twiggy branches as shown...
Add a twiggy branch or two at the bottom of the wreath.
Secure with hot glue.
This will give you a guide to continue to build on.
Add a couple of long forsythia branches and secure with lots of hot glue.
Continue to build fullness at the top of the wreath by adding more twiggy branches and forsythia. Add 2 long pussy willow branches, one on each side of the wreath.
When the sides look full, add smaller twigs and sprays of forsythia to the center of the wreath. Then add bits of moss between the branches. Make sure the moss is secured with lots and lots of hot glue.
Working on the bottom of the wreath, add a couple of twigs and forsythia and a pussy willow.
Wire a nest to the wreath at about 7 o'clock.
Glue a couple of small twigs and forsythia branches to the nest to make it brambly.
Add moss and eggs to the wreath and secure with hot glue.
Add moss around the nest and glue.
Now, no matter how much snow is on the ground (we still have lots and lots) and no matter that you might be getting more snow or ice tomorrow... hang that wreath on your front door...
AND WELCOME SPRING!