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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Spring Wreath Idea

Make Your Own Tulle Flowers for a Gorgeous Spring Wreath

Elevate your spring decor with a stunning wreath featuring handmade tulle flowers. Our tutorial will guide you through the process of creating your own beautiful blooms.

Looking for a fun and creative way to spruce up your home decor for spring? Why not try making your own tulle flowers to add to a wreath? With our step-by-step tutorial, you'll be able to create beautiful and unique blooms that will make your wreath stand out. Get ready to impress your guests with your DIY skills!

Had it not been for my friend's wife, I would have never found I enjoy wreath making so much.  When she gave me that x-large tote filled to the brim with all sorts of goodies, I had no idea I would be creating so many.  I enjoy making them, being creative throughout the process, and coming up with new ideas for me to try too.

When I am creating a wreath, I stay away from the internet, I like to come up with ideas without any influence from other's work I have seen.  I settled on a wreath for spring, it will be heading to a local nursing home to hopefully brighten the day of one lovely lady.  Since I do not sell the items I make, I make them for our home, or to give to others.  

I decided to create a deco mesh ribbon wreath consisting of all purple since I have quite a bit of purple lurking about.  I picked up the purple mesh ribbon last year from JoAnn Fabric.  I have to say, you do get quite a bit of ribbon on a spool if you decide to purchase deco mesh ribbon from them.  This wreath took three spools of ribbon exactly to fill.  I am not sure how others create their wreaths, but I like mine full.

I wanted to accent our wreath with something for spring, and I thought flowers would be the ticket, only I did not want to stuff flowers into this wreath so I turned to my handy dandy box of treats, and decided to pull out tulle ribbon to create "flowers" for this wreath.

Gather You Materials 

Before you begin making your tulle flowers, it's important to gather all the necessary materials. You'll need tulle fabric in your desired colors, pipe cleaners, scissors, and a wreath form that has been decorated to your taste. You may also want to add additional embellishments like beads or ribbon to your flowers for extra flair. Once you have everything you need, you're ready to start creating your beautiful blooms!

Cut Your Tulle

The first step in creating your tulle flowers is to cut and shape your tulle fabric. Start by cutting the pink tulle into strips that are approximately 6 inches wide (the width of the tulle ribbon) and 3 1/2 inches long. I cut two pieces of pink tulle for each flower, and one piece of green tulle for the leaves for each flower.

As you can see, I still have not removed the dreaded nail polish, I need to get on that, STAT.  Yuck!  Oh well, real life here, right?  

Assemble Your Flowers.

Once you have all of your tulle petals and leaves cut, it’s time to assemble your flowers. For each flower, stack the two pieces of pink tulle on top of each other, and gather it as you see above to create each flower.   Then add the one piece of green tulle around the exterior of the pink petals, wrap around and gather to create your leaves as you can see below.  Repeat this process until you have enough to create your desired number of flowers.

I thought to myself great, now what?  How can I keep my flower gathered and attach it to our wreath?

Attach Your Tulle Flowers to the Wreath.

To attach your tulle flowers to the wreath, you can use hot glue or pipe cleaners. If using hot glue, apply a small amount to the bottom of the flower and press it into the deco mesh ribbon around the wreath. Hold it in place for a few seconds until the glue dries.

If using pipe cleaners, wrap the pipe cleaner around the bottom of the flower and feed it through the wreath to twist it onto the wreath form. Repeat this process until all of your tulle flowers are attached and your wreath is complete.

I decided I would use a pipe cleaner to attach our flowers to the wreath as you can see above.  Once I have each flower created, "stem" included, I simply find a hole in our deco mesh ribbon, and slide the pipe cleaner through the hole, and then attach to the wire wreath frame on the back side as you can see below.  

Since I do not sell our crafts, and I like to use what we have around the house, I did use black pipe cleaners to attach our homemade flowers to the wire of the wreath.  If I were selling these items, I would have used a green pipe cleaner to mimic a green stem, but once they are attached and nestled into all of our deco mesh ribbon, you will never see the black at all.

Do you see how our flowers are coming together at the top of our wreath?  I kept adding flowers until I saw something I liked.  I went for a willy nilly approach, my typical go to.  No rhyme or reason here, I like to be sporadic with my crafting.  

Hang it up and enjoy your beautiful spring decor! Looking kind of spring-y now, isn't it?  I know most would use a pastel for spring, but I decided let's be bold and grab attention, who knows, maybe a new friend will enter this person's room and strike up a conversation.  Wreaths are good conversation starters for folks in nursing homes, and making new friends a bit easier.  

I hope she likes it, and I am hoping she will make new friends by inviting them in to see her new wreath for spring.  It really is the small things in life that I think make us most happy.  If I can put a smile on someone's face by gifting them this wreath, then I will do it.  

Do you know it was not until last year during Halloween that I had the most wonderful idea to use a black door hanger on our black door?  Yes, it took me all of these years of using a brass looking hanger on our door, but then I discovered why make the door hanger stand out, when it can blend in?  I never looked back, and decided there will always be a black door hanger as long as our door is black.  

What do you think?  Would you create a wreath with deco mesh ribbon and tulle ribbon like this wreath?  I had a lot of fun creating this one.  I have found recently, I really need to do more creating and less styling around here.  I enjoy the creative process of making things with my two hands.  

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  1. Such a beautiful wreath Cara. My mom used to make these wreaths. A lovely way to welcome spring. I am happy to feature your pretty spring wreath at Love Your Creativity.

    1. Thank you Linda! I have found I really enjoy making wreaths, it is a relaxing project to work on. Thank you for the feature too!