Spring Wreath and Flowers

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Little accents make a big difference in your home. Flowers are such an easy way to brighten up a room and make it feel seasonal. It snowed here in Roanoke, VA this week, but I refused to stay trapped in winter. I pulled out all of my spring decor and made our home feel like spring. I immediately felt better. I think the rest of the family did too. So much so,  that when my husband walked into our living room that just transformed seasons, he suddenly felt the need to plan a vacation. See?-the little accents DO make a difference.

Tuesday’s  “Living with Lindee” segment on NBC, WSLS 10 “Daytime Blue Ridge,” I also showed the viewers how to decorate with spring flowers and how to make an easy spring wreath using flowers from Jo Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.

You can watch the video here or in the “videos” section of our website.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUOf9xf7r7w

 

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store’s does a great job at keeping their flowers seasonally placed. Don’t be intimidated if you are not familiar with with flower arranging or don’t know a summer hydrangea from an autumn mum. You will figure it out! Another tip when choosing artificial flowers, don’t choose the most inexpensive just to save money. Choose quality flowers that look “real” or artistically made. They make a huge difference in your design and you can use them over and over. Look for coupons. You can often save 40-50% off of the retail price.

For my spring wreath I chose a grapevine wreath. You can buy these at Jo-Ann’s in their floral department. I actually made this one at an art event I hosted in January at Fincastle Vineyard and Winery in Fincastle, VA. We were able to pull fresh vines and handcraft our own wreaths. It was a lot of fun.

In celebration of spring, I added this little nest and eggs to my wreath. Just simply hot glued the eggs into the nest.

 

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I arranged a variety of spring flowers throughout the grapevine, added the nest and ribbon. When it was arranged the way I wanted, I hot glued everything into place.

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There are many fun things you can add to wreaths. On this one, I painted “LOVE” on some wooden craft circles with acrylic paint. I then drilled a little hole and strung them on some twine. You can paint your name, “SPRING,”  or whatever phrase you prefer.

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For flower arrangements, the vase makes a big difference.  For example, this square, glass vase feels very modern. I paired two square vases together, used floral foam inside the vase to hold my arrangement in place, then wrapped the foam with moss. I used hot pink, purple, white,  and bright green berries.

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This little, gold, mason jar feels very country and cozy. I just added another craft circle and painted “Love in Bloom” on it. I strung it with twine and ribbon then added a green hydrangea.

 

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I have had this white vase with a rose for years. I have no idea where it originally came from, but I love it. It feels very romantic and traditional. I change flowers in this vase all of the time. With the white, you can coordinate it with such variety. Here it is displayed with a variety of pink hues with very full blooms and a few sprigs of pink berries.

 

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Here is a sample of some white on white. I chose big, full , white blooms with touches of pink. I set these in a slender, milk glass vase. I found this vase for $0.99 at Goodwill. Don’t forget about your thrift stores! They are full of treasures.

 

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This vase I made myself. It was a very generic clear glass vase and now it is a soft blue with metallic gold and metallic rose dotted throughout. Here is a link on how to make one yourself.

http://34.192.0.255/gold-dotted-vase/

 

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So get out there and help bring on spring! Create something to brighten your front door or your living space. Share your projects with us and we might share them too!

Happy Spring!

 

American wife to this Indian life. I am a right-brained, American woman married to a left-brained Indian man. I love art, design, up-cycling and multiple DIY projects at the same time. He loves simplicity and order. Follow us on this cultural collision as I combine our personalities and cultural differences through art, design, food, and raising kids. When I am not working on a craft or project, I co-host a lifestyle/entertainment show called "Daytime Blue Ridge," on our local NBC affiliate, WSLS 10. www.DaytimeBlueRidge.com

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