A few weeks ago, I received a challenge from Hobby Lobby to create a spring wreath tutorial to share with you. I thought that pretty much sounded like heaven since Hobby Lobby = my happy place. I decided to try to come up with a clever, unconventional front door wreath. When I saw this galvanized metal home decor piece that looked like an old tire, I fell in love and knew it had to come home with me.
Doesn't it remind you of a tire swing? I filled it with happy blush pink and spring green flowers and think it is the perfect touch of farmhouse style. Just look at the thick rope handles and the cool vintage patina on the metal.
It makes my heart go pitter patter.
So I bet you want to make one too, right? Here's what you'll need:
Antique Metal Tire. It was in the seasonal decor section at my Hobby Lobby. That's the part of the store they switch out for each new season. So a few months ago it was full of Christmas stuff. THAT section. Not like you would ever want to get lost in Hobby Lobby. wink wink. ****Update: The tire is sold out online at Hobby Lobby! Find some alternative ideas HERE.****
Flowers. Hobby Lobby has an amazing floral section. I came up with probably ten different flower combinations that all would have been gorgeous. I bought all of the flowers in the photo, but only ended up using the two bigger bouquets. The exact flowers I used are also available on Hobby Lobby's website HERE and HERE if you want to look them up. I have found that it saves a ton of money to buy bouquets and tear them apart rather than buying all individual stems. So there's a little tip for you. And if you want to save even more, always print out a 40% off coupon before heading to Hobby Lobby. This week's coupon can be found HERE.
Floral foam. I used some scrap pieces that I already had at home, but if you need to buy some, choose the green dry floral foam located in the floral supply aisle.
Okay, let's start making!
Step 1. Cut the floral foam to fit inside the tire and hot glue it into place.
Step 2. Deconstruct the floral bouquets. They were wrapped together around the bottom of the stems, so I just cut off all of the floral tape and separated out all of the individual stems.
Step 3. Group like flowers together so you can see what you have to work with.
Step 4. Place the large flowers first, then fill in around them with the smaller flowers. For this particular arrangement, I wanted to make sure I had some pieces that drooped down over the bottom edge of the metal. The good news is that you can just keep pulling things back off and putting them back on and fiddling with it until you are pleased with the look of the arrangement.
And that's all you need to do! This wreath took me less than an hour to put together, but I think it looks like a million bucks!
Don't you think it looks like something Joanna Gaines made?
Now if someone would just tell the weather that it's time for spring!
**UPDATE: The metal tires from Hobby Lobby sold out like hot cakes. Some readers had luck finding them in their local stores, so check there first. Then if you can't find a tire, check out THIS POST for alternative ideas to get a similar look.**
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