{Family Bunting Spring Wreath}

Spring is here! Well, it’s been here for a while. I am finally done decorating the outside for spring. 🙂 Through winter, work, and pure laziness, the entrance looked neglected and sad. Really, it did! Like I mentioned in {Sand & Sunburst}, I randomly decide that I need to redo something.  Either I need to stop going to sleep or spending hours on Pinterest. What do you think would happen first? Yea, sleep is overrated anyways.

For the front entrance, I wanted something that SCREAMS spring and family. So here’s our family spring wreath.

Family Spring Wreath Finished

Things You’ll Need:

– Yellow burlap (1 yard)
– Pool noodle (yup!)
– Felt
– Tulle
– Felt flowers (Hobby Lobby)
– Hot glue
– Twine
– Mini clothespins
– Pin needles

Step 1:

Have you ever cut a pool noodle and made it into a wreath? We have and let me say, you’ll feel like a child doing something you totally aren’t supposed to be doing. 🙂 We cut a pool noodle! Ooooooh, I’m telling. On myself! But here’s the deal, I’m still not sure what angle I cut the ends on the pool noodle. So just play until you can match the edges and they fit together. You’ll see what I mean when you try it.

Cut Pool Noodle

Pool Noodle Angeled

Step 2:

Add needles to both ends to help hold them in place. Full disclosure, I don’t know if this really helps, but in my brain it does. So do it!

Pins in Pool Noodle

Step 3:

Bring both ends together and duct tape them in place. All I had was this awesome deep red tape. Well, it’s all my husband had. Shh. You can use whatever you have. I had the Princess help hold the ends together. It’s hard to keep the ends together and duct tape at the same time. Isn’t it pretty cool that you can make a wreath for $1? I think so!

Duct Tape Noodle

Pool Noodle Wreath

Step 4:

Time to wrap your new wreath. Fold your burlap in half. Cut strips about 3 inches wide. Wrap the burlap strips around the wreath slowly. I glued and pinned at the beginning and end of each long strip. I didn’t want it coming apart in the elements.

Cut Burlap

Wrap Burlap

Step 5:

Set your wreath aside. Now it’s time to spruce up the felt flowers from Hobby Lobby. They are cute on their own, but I wanted tulle. Since I have a daughter who lives in tulle,can you blame me? We made them similar to the {Sand & Sunburst} burlap flower tutorial. You can follow those directions to get the same result.

Tulle Rectangle

Tulle Flower In Progress

Tulle Flower

Tulle Felt Flower

Step 6:

Paint your family letter. We went with “B”. The Princess was in charge of this step. I didn’t fix it, promise.

Paint Letter

Step 7:

Up next, the felt bunting. Cut 4 x 2 inch pieces of felt. We used purple, orange, neon green, yellow, and pink because that’s what matched with our flowers. Fold your strip in half and cut out a triangle. You’ll end up with a diamond shape. Attach the felt diamond to the twine. After they are all attached to the twine, draw out your word of choice. Originally we were going to write out ‘spring’. We went with family instead. You can never go wrong with family. 🙂

Felt Rectangle

Folded Felt

Flags

Hot Glue Line

Hot Glue

Painted Banner

Step 8:

Start putting your wreath together. Attach your flowers and letter to one side. Tie the bunting to your wreath. It wouldn’t be a Princess Splendor tutorial if I didn’t forget to take pictures of a step. You get the point. After assembling your wreath, hang up in the perfect place and enjoy your work of art.

Family Bunting

Family Wreath Finished

Family Bunting 2

B Wreath

Our wreath is hanging on the front door welcoming our family and friends. I won’t lie. When I see it in the morning on the way to work, I smile. More than just making pretty things, it’s the memories I make with the Princess. I hope you take some time to make one too. You’ll have a blast. Happy spring!

Peace & Love,

Marucci

We linked up at: Cozy Little House, Primp, Savy Southern Style, Someday Crafts, House of Hepworths, Beyond the Picket Fence, The Shabby Creek Cottage, The Girl Creative, Tatertots & Jello, Robert H Ham, Six Sisters’ Stuff, Be Different Act Normal, Funky Junk Interiors, Natasha in Oz, Your Homebased Mom, Gingerbread, Teach Beside Me, A Vision to Remember, I Heart Nap Time, Craft-O-Matic, Pursuit of Functional Home, Coastal Charm, A Stroll Thru Life, Ladybug Blessings, TwelveOEight

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Comments

  1. 1

    I love this idea and what a great use of felt. The colors are so cheerful. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  2. 3

    Love your tutorial, and now that noodles are in season I hope to pick one up and give this a try. Your wreath turned out fabulous! ~di

    • 4
      princesssplendor says:

      Thanks Di! I can’t help but see a wreath every time I see a noodle. I only have so many doors that can use a wreath.

  3. 5

    I love the bright colors & your wreath is so cute. Stop by sometime I found you via Cherished Treasures hop. I also have a linkup join in anytime you like or just pop by for a visit. Have a great day

  4. 6

    I LOVE this! And what a great tutorial. Thanks for linking up on the Whatever Wednesday Linky Party.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  5. 7

    So very cute! I’d love for you to link up to my party today at smallfineprint.com

    Mandy

  6. 8

    I love it and what a great tutorial. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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