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Monday, March 10, 2014

Simple DIY Spring Wreath

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I'm so excited today to show you how to make this pretty and simple spring wreath!  It's fun to create and is a cheerful greeting to visitors who come to your home!
Isn't this a wonderful time of year?  It's finally starting to warm up.  The trees are in full bloom and the air smells lovely!  I can say that because I don't get allergies. :)  Now I'm just counting down the days until I start seeing beautiful flowers pop out of the ground.  The earth just feels so lively, fresh and new right now, and I'm just soaking it all in!  To celebrate, I wanted to put together a simple wreath in pastel colors to adorn my front door.  

I wanted the embellishments to give it a butterfly-type illusion, because they are one of the things I most look forward to seeing in the spring.  I also tied in the two fabric tape colors, some buttons and a mini burlap pennant banner for added appeal.

You'll be amazed at how easy this is!

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1 floral wreath form (I used a 12")
Two varieties of Duck Fabric® Tape (I used "Yellow Speckled Dot and Pink & Brown Dot)
Burlap scraps
White string
White Buttons
Hot Glue
Scissors

I'm loving the fun spring patterned-fabric tape that Duck® brand is offering!  The best part? It's fabric and tape all-in-one, so it has a sticky back that easily attaches itself to the wreath form!  Genius! I have to say that Duck® brand got it just right, too, because it's sticky enough to adhere to the surface, yet not so sticky that you can't re-position it if you need to.   I'll admit, I had some oopsies and put it to the test. :)  I'm pleased to announce that it passed with flying colors!

I often get frustrated when I'm using regular fabric to make a wreath because the hot glue shows through, but with Duck Fabric®, there's no messy gluing required! It's easy-on and there to stay!

Please disregard the patterned paper and pretend that you see burlap and buttons as well.  I changed my mind mid-project, can you believe it? :)

Start by peeling back the adhesive backing on your Duck Fabric® tape.

Attach it to the back of your wreath form.  Start wrapping it around, peeling off the backing as you go.  You'll save a lot of headache this way!

Keep going.  I did seven rotations of yellow.

Then, switch to another variety/color of Duck Fabric® tape and do the same, starting in back, making sure it overlaps a little with the edge of your yellow.  Do approximately seven more rotations of this.  Repeat again with yellow (or the pattern that you first started with).

Finish with your second pattern (pink in my case).  The number of rotations will vary, depending on how far you overlap each, but just make sure that each section turns out about even.  If one is a little more than another, add some tape in another pattern to even it out.  Easy peasy!  See, isn't Duck Fabric® a breeze to use?  It's sheer genius in my book.

Now cut four rectangles out of your burlap, varying in size.  I started large and slowly made them smaller (sorry, only two are shown).

Now gather a piece in the center like this.  You'll kind of fold it back and forth like a fan until it gathers and then pinch it in the middle.  Hot glue it together in the center.  Repeat this process for your other three burlap "bows".


Now we're going to make the two fabric "butterflies".  Cut a piece of Duck Fabric® tape and peel the backing off.

Cut an equal-sized piece, peel its backing off, and stick it squarely over the top of the other piece.  Smooth it out.  You may need to trim it if it's too long.

Now gather it in the center, using the same method as above, folding it like a fan and pinching it in the center.  Hot glue it all together.

Now put a dot of glue on the top middle portion and fold it up, pressing it together so it sticks.

Now hot glue the yellow butterfly to your burlap bow that's going to be second from the top.

Glue a white button on top.


Repeat this process for what will be your fourth bow (the one that will show on the bottom).   Glue white buttons on your other burlap bows.

Now glue your bows on, overlapping and alternating them as you like.

Now grab your burlap scraps and cut small triangles out.  I cut seven.  Hot glue them to your white string, spacing evenly apart.

Now glue the pennant banner to the back of your wreath where you'd like it to be, and you're done!  The raw edges of the burlap give it a great shanty-chic look.

Isn't it cute?  So fitting for spring!

Duck Fabric® tape is a perfect medium for wreath-making.  It really streamlines the process, not to mention how fun it looks!

Welcome spring! Have a blast creating!
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If you love this project, check out other Duck Brand Craft TapesDuck® Glitter Crafting Tape, Duck® Prism Crafting Tape, and Duck® Washi Crafting Tape.  And be sure to follow @TheDuckBrand on Twitter for tons of creative inspiration!
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13 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the colors a lot--they kind of remind me of a baby shower, too! So cute!
    ~Cathy~

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    1. Thank you Cathy! They do look like baby shower colors. :) I didn't even think of that.

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  2. I love this! It is so cute and springy!

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  3. This is so cool & pretty too. I didn't know they had fabric duck tape! I'll have to try this out!

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  4. This is so cute! We're moving in April, this will be a nice addition to a new front door :) I didn't know they made fabric tape, that is awesome, as like you said, the hot glue usually shows through. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Thanks for this great tutorial! I love the look of this wreath so much that I'm tempted to try it myself (even though I'm not much of a DIY'er!). My door is in need of a spring face lift! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  6. This is such a pretty wreath! Pinned it and will definitely be checking out this duct tape fabric. Thanks for the tutorial!

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