Hydrangea and Seed Packet Wreath

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.


Spring Front Door Wreath | PlumDoodles.com


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.


Hydrangea Monogram Wreath | PlumDoodles.com


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). Yep, I misspelled lavender- I was going for the French, but goofed it up, probably should have just been consistent between all three packets. And guess what else- I just had to double check the spelling of misspell.  Smile with tongue out Anyway, I hot glued blank pieces of cardstock to the back, sandwiching bits of stick between the layers.


DIY Mini Seed Packets | PlumDoodles.com


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.


Hydrangea Seed Packet Wreath | PlumDoodles.com


To attach, I wrapped the wire ends around the scroll in a couple of places.


Hydrangea Front Door Wreath | PlumDoodles.com


I love that most of the scroll detail is still visible.


Seed Packet Wreath Closeup | PlumDoodles.com


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?

For more seasonal decorations on the metal scroll, click these links:

Hydrangea and Bird’s Nest, Fall Door Décor, Christmas Wreath




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  1. Your wreath is so pretty. Really welcomes Spring! I also love your scroll. Would you mind telling me where you found it? Thanks!

  2. You most definitely made those look just like vintage seed packets!! I wouldn’t of known if you didn’t mention it, very clever and such a pretty arrangement for celebrating spring.

  3. It’s so pretty Sheila! I especially love the added seed packets. You should definitely submit this to the Graphics Fairy if you haven’t already, I’m sure she’d love to feature it!

  4. Beautiful! I’m hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html
    I would love to have you!

  5. Oh, I love the lavender wreath with the seed packets. Such a pretty invitation to Spring!

  6. Thanks so much for sharing your post at our linky party this week!
    Such a beautiful color and great contrast to your door! The flowers really pop.

  7. This is so pretty! I LOVE the idea of using seed packets in a wreath. Karen has some great graphics on her site, right? Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspire{d} this week!

  8. Diana Walters says:

    Love the wreath! And great job with the seed packets! I think a little imperfection is just fine and dandy thank you! To many people don’t create anything for fear of it ‘not being perfect’ or ‘what others will think of it’. I say YOU GO GIRL! You made it and have inspired other to make thiers too. Strong work!

  9. I love your wreath, it is absolutely gorgeous! I would love for you to share this on my weekly link party Blog Stalking Thursday. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. I love this! The color is perfection.

    Rejoicing in an empty tomb. May you and yours have a very Happy Easter!

  11. Sheila, you have a very lovely blog! I had to check it out when I saw the title, “Plum Doodles!” It is what I call a breath of fresh air! Thanks so much for visiting and your kind comments.

  12. I don’t know how I’ve missed it, but I love how you’re using the metal scroll! The seed packets that you added are just adorable.

  13. That’s a pretty wreath! The seed packets on it are a perfect little touch that says spring.

  14. This is so pretty and friendly! Good job. I went to the other post of the bird in wreath..so cute. Did you ever paint the pot below it?

  15. I love the wreath and how creative of you to place it on that beautiful piece of scroll work!…Now I shall be on the lookout for a couple of pieces like that!! Happy Easter Sheila!

  16. This is so pretty! LOVE this!Beautiful flowers and so welcoming! I just recently took my Christmas wreath down too LOL!

  17. Very Springy entrance to cheer everyone who comes to your door!

  18. I love your wreath! The seeds packets are a cute idea and really add another layer to your wreath! It’s so pretty!

  19. Love your wreath, Shelia! Those seed packets are a great idea.

    That reading bunny ~ I saw that originally on Pat at Back Porch Musings blog a couple of years ago and had to have it. I tracked it down online but can’t remember where I found it at this point. She had bought hers locally I believe. I found it through a google search of “reading bunny” or “bunny reading”.

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