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. 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”.

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

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

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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?

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. I love this! The color is perfection.

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

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

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