Thrifty, DIY spring wreath

Although the weather in Pennsylvania hasn’t gotten the message yet, spring has officially sprung! And that means I get to try my hand, once again, at not completely ruining a spring wreath project. (I have a graveyard of “wreaths gone wrong” stored in my basement as proof of my crafting struggles.)

Fortunately, despite gluing my fingers together (I still have adhesive and bits of moss stuck to my fingers as I type this), I consider the spring wreath I made today door-worthy, so I thought I’d share the details of the project with you.


I spent less than $15 putting this wreath together and about one hour total, using materials I picked up at the Dollar Tree and Walmart.


I got the floral sprigs and bubble gum eggs at the Dollar Tree. The Spanish moss, letter “P” and burlap ribbon (not pictured) came from Walmart. As far as the wreath itself, I resurrected an old grapevine one from the basement, so no money spent there.

I started by gluing the Spanish moss to the “P” using spray adhesive.

Faux-Spanish-mossI finally got a clue after making a mess and pulled out a piece of parchment paper to apply the moss and shape it to the letter. The parchment paper doesn’t stick to the adhesive and greenery like your, ahem, hands do.


I stuck the “P” in the wreath, reinforcing it with hot glue.


Next, I wove the floral sprigs into the wreath. I trimmed a few of the pieces shorter with a wire cutter, which helped fill in the gaps and create a fuller look.


Then I took a few bubble gum eggs, positioned them inside the “P,” and adhered them with hot glue.


Finally, I added some burlap ribbon as a final touch. Done!



Have you done any spring decorating yet?

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2 Responses

  1. Peggy says:

    Definitely door worthy! And the monogram nest is charming! Very springy. I know we are so ready even if the weather doesn’t comply. So hoping I do not have to hide eggs in freezing temperatures.

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