Despite the crisis situation around us, I find comfort in thinking ahead to spring and its promise of a return to normalcy. To celebrate the season of birth and renewal, I’m sharing a simple lavender wreath that you can make in under 10 minutes.
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How to Make a DIY Lavender Wreath
This spring wreath has a touch of classic elegance and rustic farmhouse style. While you’ll find many lavender wreaths shaped in a traditional circle using a wire form or grapevine base, this farmhouse wreath uses a basket to house its floral goodies.
In a recent YouTube video, I shared this wreath tutorial, along with a few more moss DIY projects for spring.
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- Wall basket
- Lavender stems (2)
- Dahlia stems (1)
- Lamb’s ear stems (2-3)
- Farmhouse ribbon
- Twine/string to hang
Step 1: Tie string to hang
Before you get carried away inserting floral bunches, make sure you attach a string or piece of twine to hang the wreath. I used simple jute twine to make a loop at the top of my basket.
Tip: First, you may want to measure how far down you want the basket to hang. (My initial loop had the basket sitting too high, so you can learn from my mistakes.)
Step 2: Tie ribbon onto the basket
For that cozy farmhouse feel, you can attach a striped ribbon to the front of the basket. I usually prefer a classic, simple style for my bows, and this farmhouse ribbon had me at hello.
Step 3: Insert moss
There’s no magic to inserting the super moss, but I do recommend placing the green side outward to show through the basket. (There’s a brown side to this moss as well.)
You won’t need to use any fancy glue or floral wire to secure the moss. (How easy is that?!) This stuff stays in place thanks to gravity alone.
Related post: Spring Wreath Makeover
Tip: There’s no need to fill the backside of the wreath with moss since it won’t show anyway. For more ideas on ways to use up the rest of that moss, be sure to watch this entire YouTube video!
Step 4: Insert floral stems
Once the front side of the basket is completely covered in moss, you can begin inserting your floral stems.
First, you’ll insert the stems toward the back (lamb’s ear in this case), followed by the lavender stems. The white dahlias then fit nicely in front to add fullness and contrast to the arrangement.
In my video, I show exactly how I trimmed some of the stems to fit perfectly. Others came in just the right length already, ready to insert. I’ve never made a wreath so quickly or easily before!
I almost feel guilty calling this a tutorial. Almost.
Do you ever feel like you finish a project but aren’t really sure you’re “finished”? While I love my DIY spring wreath, I think it could use a little more color to stand out against my black front door. What are your thoughts?
Part of the fun is exploring and experimenting, so stay tuned for future modifications to this lavender wreath. For now, it’s waiting to welcome guests again this spring…very soon, I pray.
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