I love making new wreaths for each season, and this beaded wreath is not only easy peasy to make, but its pretty colors scream spring! Maybe I’m a lazy crafter, but in my book the less fussy wreaths tend to stand out more. The simplicity of the wooden beads when paired with the peonies definitely gives this wreath a less-is-more sensation. Follow the steps below to create your own easy DIY spring wreath that will perfectly welcome spring into your home’s decor!
- 20mm Round Wooden Beads
- 14 Gauge Gold Aluminum Jewelry Wire
- Artificial Fishtail Fern Leaves
- Artificial English Rose Long Stems
- Scarlet Powder Dye
- Tan Powder Dye
- Rose Pink Powder Dye
- Lemon Yellow Liquid Dye
- Hot Glue
- Non-porous Spoon
- Disposable Bowl
- Wire Cutters
The first step in creating your easy spring wreath is to cut a length of the aluminum jewelry wire. Since the beads were heavy once they were all strung onto the wire, I ended up cutting three equal lengths and twisted the ends together.
Next you’ll dye the wooden beads. In a disposable bowl, mix the Rit dye with hot water according to the package instructions. I chose a combination of three different colors: Rose Pink, Lemon Yellow and an orange/peach color which was made by mixing equal parts Tan, Scarlet and Lemon Yellow. Allow the beads to soak until they have achieved your desired hue. My beads sat in the color baths for roughly 15 minutes each. Leaving them in longer will yield darker colors.
Using a non-porous spoon, scoop the beads out of the color bath and set them on top of paper towels and allow them to dry. I used a wooden kabob stick to take them off of the spoon.
Once your beads are dry, you can begin stringing them onto the wire. I alternated my colors as I went.
When you reach the end, simply twist the ends of the wire together to form a circle.
Next, cut a few pieces of the fake fishtail fern leaves and attach to your newly formed wreath in the spot where you’ve combined the ends using hot glue.
Remove the heads of the English Roses, and layer them on top of the fern leaves, securing them in place with a bit of hot glue.
Now your easy beaded DIY spring wreath is ready to hang, and is sure to have your friends and neighbors in awe.
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Annaliese is a party stylist and owner of Made of Sugar and Spice, a dress-up party boutique for little girls ages 3 – 10. Her love of color, pretty girly things, glitter, and creative nature help transform every day occasions into the best day ever. She lives by the motto “I can spray paint that,” has a major sweet tooth, and when she’s not crafting or planning parties, you can find her spending time with her husband, son and three dogs.