Hey, are you wondering what happened to spring? Me, too! It’s 39 degrees here, with gloomy skies. I finally took the Christmas wreath down last month. (I kept telling myself that it was a winter wreath, but I couldn’t fool myself any longer.) So, the metal scroll has been bare, waiting for inspiration. I decided to ignore the weather today and just jump in and create my own touch of spring. I love how easy it is to change the front door just by wiring something new to the scroll. This time I added a small hydrangea wreath with mini seed packets.
Does the wreath look familiar? I simply reshaped the hydrangea monogram that I had on our mantel last summer. The lighting makes the color appear different in these pictures.
I had to wrap wire around the wreath at the top and bottom to secure the shape, leaving extra length for later attachment to the scroll.
Because I couldn’t decide on which to use, I printed several floral graphics from Graphics Fairy onto cardstock (adding text to give them the appearance of mini seed packets). No, I didn’t misspell lavender- I was going for the French, but probably should have been consistent between all three packets. And guess what else- I just had to double check the spelling of misspell. Anyway, I hot glued blank pieces of cardstock to the back, sandwiching bits of stick between the layers.
The mini seed packets are then hot glued into place, along with a dogwood branch and a curly willow stick on one side for an asymmetrical look. Add a small patch of moss to ground the seed packets and floral stems.
To attach, I wrapped the wire ends around the scroll in a couple of places.
I love that most of the scroll detail is still visible.
Hmm, I’m noticing that I didn’t do a very good job of lining up the cardstock. Or gluing them together. Oh, well. What have you done to add a little spring to your home?
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