Spring Wreath

I have a thing for square wreaths, but they cost way too much for me. I decided to make my own using foam core board. It was so simple. I just used a ruler to draw out the size I wanted. Mine measures 15″ x 18″, with the form width being 3 1/4″.

Then I used an exacto knife to cut it out.

I wrapped the form in yarn. Hubby helped me about 1/2 way through and it went a lot faster then. I secured the yarn with hot glue in about 3 places on the back of each side.

The angles took a lot more glue and more time to keep everything in the right place. I like how it turned out though.

I had these big flowers in my flower stash. I made the center out of twine by wrapping it and using hot glue to keep it in place. I got the idea from Layla.

Here’s a closer look. I love the texture it adds.

Next I wanted to add a little bunting. I cut pieces of scrapbook paper 2″ x 1 1/4″ and then cut them into triangles using the paper cutter.

I secured them to rick rack using hot glue.

Then hot glued the bunting to the wreath, securing it to the back of the form.

I tied a ribbon to the top of the wreath, then hung it on the door.

A cute Spring wreath and it only cost me $1. 60 to make. I only had to buy the yarn.

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  • Elisabeth March 14, 2011, 5:21 am

    The flowers give your frame a nice touch and I love how you used the twine in the center. The yarn on your frame has the look of twine, too.

  • Jen Campbell March 14, 2011, 7:36 am

    I love it! Square wreaths are my fav too! Its so simple but so pretty!

  • ErinK March 14, 2011, 7:58 am

    Love the banner and flowers!

  • Amy March 14, 2011, 8:35 am

    I love this Leanne! I just might have to steal the idea and make one for me.

  • Grace March 14, 2011, 4:59 pm

    That’s adorable, springy, and uber cheap. Way to go.

  • April March 14, 2011, 6:37 pm

    I really like this!

  • CAROL March 14, 2011, 7:52 pm

    That is super clever and so cute! I love making wreaths of all types & for all occasions & decor situations, but sometimes getting the basic form is expensive. Thanks for a great way to do it on the cheap.

  • marian March 15, 2011, 5:02 am

    I lo-ove this! I particularly like that’s in ‘untraditionally’ rectangular. Beautiful!

  • Anne Maskell March 15, 2011, 6:10 am

    That is so awesome! I’ve never seen a square wreath before, and I love it! Thank you so much for the idea!

  • Allie March 15, 2011, 7:06 am

    What a brilliant idea to have mini pennants. So cute! Love the color and paper combo.

  • Hani@Craftionary March 15, 2011, 11:17 am

    That is so cute.. would you like to share this tutorial on my blog for the friday spotlight?
    I would love to have you on my blog..

  • Michelle March 16, 2011, 8:09 pm

    Love the use of foam core! I am so all for inexpensive alternatives! The jute in the flower middle is so so cute!

  • Brandy March 18, 2011, 6:40 am

    So simple and cute — I love it!!

  • Allison {A Glimpse Inside} March 18, 2011, 10:21 pm

    Love this! I was just thinking tonight that I wanted to make a square wreath but didn’t have a frame to use in my stash. Never thought about foam core! Great idea and thanks for the tip!

  • Pearl Maple March 19, 2011, 3:01 am

    fabulous wreath, the colours are beautifully fresh, thanks for sharing this fun creative project

  • Jerri March 19, 2011, 8:09 am

    This is so adorable! I love the burlap with the pastel colors!

  • Valerie@Occasionally Crafty March 20, 2011, 7:40 am

    I LOVE this! So beautiful. I may just have to make this…..

  • Jenn Brown March 20, 2011, 9:05 am

    Hi just found your blog! I am so going to make one of these this afternoon. We dont have ANY craft stores close to us and I have been so sad with not being able to make a yarn wrapped wreath form, this is PERFECT!!!!! Thank you sooooo much for this idea!

  • Dee March 20, 2011, 9:17 am

    This is so perfect and sweet! Love the price too!!!

  • lollyjane March 20, 2011, 11:29 am

    SOOOO cute! I love the shape of your wreath and the banners add the *perfect* touch. Darling 🙂

    We’d love for you to link this @ our weekend party 🙂

  • holiday Snob March 20, 2011, 8:00 pm

    Love, love, love it!

  • Mindy March 21, 2011, 9:17 am

    came from TT&J…love that you didn’t use a wreath form or a frame and it cost $1.60! Totally going to use the foam board idea, thank you 🙂

  • ashlee March 21, 2011, 11:50 pm

    love love LOVE!!! This wreath turned out just gorgeous! I’m featuring this today on Topsy Turvy Tuesday’s, thanks for linking up!

  • Kaleigh March 26, 2011, 9:46 am

    I think this is sooo cute! LOVE the mini bunting and how inexpensive this project is! I already have everything I would need! This is definitely going on my list of things to do for spring. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Tracy March 26, 2011, 9:55 am

    That is so very pretty. I like how elegant it looks. I’m beginning to see more and more square wreaths, and I think I’m going to have to try my hand at one of them soon.

  • Terry March 26, 2011, 3:18 pm

    Oh, I really like this. The twine in the middle of those flowers really does set it off nicely. Thanks for sharing.

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny March 26, 2011, 6:02 pm

    Seriously adorable wreath. I love the addition of the bunting. And I love that you used foam core… brilliant!

  • Jamara March 27, 2011, 12:16 pm

    Absolutely adorable!! I love it!

  • Mary@redo101.blogspot.com March 28, 2011, 6:52 am

    Love your wreath – I recently wrapped one with yarn (round) and it was a piece of work, so I appreciate the time you put into this beauty. Really like the twine centers on the flowers. Beautiful!

  • Centsational Girl March 29, 2011, 1:20 pm

    So pretty, I love yarn wrapped frames, I love the flower embellishment too!
    Thanks for linking up to the party!

  • Anu@MyDreamCanvas March 30, 2011, 10:01 am

    This is lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

  • Carolyn August 13, 2011, 2:55 am

    Your square wreath is beautiful. Love how you’ve done it.

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