Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Spring Welcome Wreath!



Spring
Busy gnomes chip away
At the winter's hard ground,
So that bulbs may burst forth
And spring's beauty abound.
In the woods, damp and dark,
They must labor below
Crooked roots and cold stones,
Pushing stalks through the snow.
Undines melt snow until
Water can flow again,
Filling the leaves growing
Green with spring rain.
Sylphs, they are dreaming
Of winds softly streaming
Through petals all yellow
And purple and blue.

To welcome this glorious much awaited first day of spring I thought our front door was in need of a welcome wreath that shouted SPRING IS HERE!!!

Here is a simple tutorial
For this you will need
milkweed pods
glitter
glue
moss
a wreath base
fimo clay
roving

Begin by making your flower from your milkweed pods ~ brush glue on the inside, sprinkle on your glitter and shake off excess.


With a glue gun, glue your pods together


If you choose you can glue on an acorn top for your center


Next take your wreath base


and glue on your moss


For your robin eggs ~ roll your fimo in your hands until you get your desired egg shape and bake.
We then wet felted a little nest, filled it with moss and glued in our little eggs.


 We added on some feathers for a little extra splash of color and voila!
Our spring wreath!

We played around with different layouts...


And finally settled on one


"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush."
- Doug Larson

Here's to NEW LIFE my friends!
~ Shanti ~
                                           



20 comments:

  1. oooohhhh its sooo pretty!! I really love the blue

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  2. Love the colour! Unfortunately we don't have milkweed in Ireland, those pods look so beautiful and handy for craft, we don't have anything equivalent here :(

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  3. Oh what a beautiful wreath. I love the hue of blue you chose. Those little eggs look so perfect. I see you in that window reflection! Awesome...

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  4. Hello Shanti --That is just beautiful!

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  5. It's beautiful! Love the glitter in the milkweed pods!

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  6. Love the quote at the end! Happy Spring to you all x

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  7. that is beautiful, I love the flowers made from milkweed pods :)

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  8. What a gorgeous spring wreath...so naturally beautiful! Great job, Shanti. :)

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  9. Seriously, Shanti, you could have your own television show. This is so beautiful and reflective of your artistic uniqueness and vision! Love it.

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  10. Just a beautiful idea!
    So far I just glued some mossy greenish stuff we collected last fall to a grape vine wreath but I have been thinking about what to add to it.
    Warm wishs,
    Tonya

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  11. so lovely! What an inspirational idea.

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  12. Just to let you know I just posted a raffle to help Japan.
    http://olivesandpickles.blogspot.com/2011/03/japan-quake-appeal.html
    If you are interested on helping you are more than welcome to participate.
    thank you : )

    Patty

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  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. You guys are so creative. We have just celebrated Mabon and are into our Autumn now. I think I might try my hand at an autumn wreath though.

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  14. Beautiful. I love the colour you used. I need to change my wreath. This is giving me the nudge to get going. Thinking cap on. Hmmmm...

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  15. This is beautiful, where do you get your moss? I've tried going out and collecting it but it seems to muddy to use for crafts.

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  16. Sooo beautiful...who knew they had so many personalities? I love that idea from Anytime flowers but they are all gorgeous...thanks for the inspiration.

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