Seeing as no one is allowed to leave the house right now, I thought I would get creative and use what I had and upcycle a wreath for spring.
Here are 5 steps to upcycle a wreath using second hand items from around the house, or yard.
Step 1: Upcycle a wreath base
Find an old wreath, from last year, from the winter, or use a coat hanger and mold your own circular shape. Get creative with what you have, just use something you already have around the house and make a base.
For my base I used an old wreath that was starting to mold in places and need a little love. While I could have just tossed the wreath altogether I knew the base of it was well made and could be used again.
Step 2: Remove the old wreath
In my case I was using an old wreath so I needed to remove all the old foliage from the base. I also did this to another wreath we had, and you can see the process over on my Instagram highlights under LR Update.
Step 3: Gather Decorative Supplies to Upcycle a Wreath
Here is the fun part! Get creative, walk around your house and see what supplies you have to build a new wreath. I wanted a simple spring greenery wreath, so I used my faux plant supply.
Before I was confidence enough to try real plants I had a dozen faux plants around the home. As my confidence in real plants grew I would remove the faux plant from it’s container and reuse the container for my real plant, leaving a large stack of faux plants.
You may not have a faux plant closet, but you can go for a walk and find things in nature to attach to your wreath; some spring blooms, some wild grass, the sky’s the limit here.
Step 4: Layout Your Design
Layout your designs, making sure you have enough supplies to make it around the entire wreath.
The base of my wreath is twigs wrapped with wire, so I was able to slide my faux greenery into the wire. If this is not the case, a glue gun is the perfect tool for assembling a wreath.
Step 5: Hang and Enjoy your Upcycled Wreath!
Hang up the wreath using twine, twisted wire hanger, or a command hook. Use what you’ve got; this is an upcycled wreath after all.
Our front porch is a sight for sore eyes right now, but at least we have a little spring cheer to spice it up! I hope you have found inspiration to bring a little spring to your homes with things you have around the house!
I also upcycled this wreath which you can see more of in our Living Room Refresh where I share other ideas about decorating with things you already own!