07 March 2016

DIY~ Easter Wreath

Happy Second week in March! Can you believe it?
Well, I just about cannot.  
I started looking around the house and realized that we did not have a wreath for our front door.
How did that happen??

I love to make wreaths and while we were in our apartment waiting for our new home to be completed, I think I made one or two wreaths...maybe.
I also think I forgot that I could make a wreath, does that make sense?

For this wreath I wanted to incorporate the symbolism, of the Resurrection into my DIY Easter Wreath.


Some of you may not know this about me but I have a passion for making wreaths and I have been making wreaths for twenty years or more, oh goodness, that really dates me, doesn't it??

When I had my little Etsy shop I usually filled my wreath shop with brightly colored wreaths.
However, I find that I am becoming partial to neutral hues, earthy elements and natural materials.




For me personally, Easter is a somber as well as euphoric period of time.
So for this wreath I kept the colors soft, natural and pure.
I did add a black check bow, to represent the darkness of the Crucifixion of Jesus and the white cross to glorify the Resurrection of Jesus.

These are the supplies that I used for this project.
But naturally, you will use the colors of your choice, as this project has endless possibilities.

Supplies For Easter Wreath

1-14 " Foam Wreath
2-Burlap Ribbon 2 1/2 inch wide (large roll)
3-Glue gun/sticks
4-Scissors
5-Cross
6-Burlap Ribbon
7-Fabric Flowers 
8-Florist wire
9-Florist clippers



Instrucitons For DIY Easter Wreath

1-Gather all supplies together and cover work area
2-Wrap and hot glue burlap ribbon to foam wreath
3-Cover entire wreath with burlap
4-Make or buy pre-made bow and add to wreath with florist wire
5-Hot glue Cross and flowers

I suggest that you keep the burlap ribbon tight as you wrap, that way you will only need to hot glue a few times.

The time allotted for this wreath should be just around one hour.


 If you enjoy creating Wreaths you might also enjoy this tutorial that I shared a few years 

ago, Spring Easter Wreath.

This wreath was featured at the Scoop by Worthington Court, I want to thank Suzy again for 

featuring it, I really appreciate it.

Suzy always has so much inspiration on her blog and wonderful tips that cover so many 

topics.

I hung this wreath on my French Armoire, which I will share a bit more about in a later blog 

post.




Thank you for joining me today, I always, always look forward to your visit and hearing from 

you too!

I will be announcing the winner of the wandering sign on Wandering Wednesday and 

the giveaway winner of Thoughts Of Home On Thursday on Saturday.


Wandering Wednesday is where we share thoughts, what we have been doing and just 

about anything that comes to mind, it is sort of like we are sitting on the back porch chatting.


Thoughts of Home On Thursday is a link party where we share all things about home.

I welcome and invite you to join in on both!

Happy March and happy week!

xoxo

Please Join Me~

An Extraordinary Day

Love Of Home

Daily Cup

French Country Cottage

Blue Sky Kitchen

Cozy Little House

Dwellings


Image Map
Jemma@athomewithjemma
Jemma@athomewithjemma

Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.

30 comments:

  1. That's a very pretty wreath you've made and just perfect for the Easter season! Have a good week my friend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a wonderful way to greet guests. Have a Happy Monday!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your wreath is beautiful, Jemma. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. You know Jemma, it's been a long time since I have seen an Easter wreath or decor that features more than bunnies or eggs. Yours is just lovely and captures the true spirit of the season. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Jemma, this wreath is special, indeed, with the black check bow, to represent the darkness of the Crucifixion of Jesus and the white cross to glorify the Resurrection of Jesus. It even brought a tear to my eye. This will look so lovely on your door. I have to say that I really like the soft pinks and yellows on the other one too, it looks pretty hanging on your armoire. I am a woman of color, so this one suits me.

    Your wreaths are delightful, Jemma, and you make them look so simple. I just bought a teal colored table at Target to put all my Easter goodies on. It's fun to decorate, isn't it?

    love, ~Sheri

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful wreath!! I am so glad that other people realize that Easter is not about the bunny, but the Lamb!!
    Blessings to you and thank you for the tutorial to make your lovely wreath.
    J

    ReplyDelete
  7. Very pretty and I like that there is meaning for the elements on it. Pinning on my wreath board!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Jemma I really feel your emotional expression in this wreath and it captures the essence of Easter very well.
    Delightful expression my friend.
    We've gone from the 40's of last week into the 60's YAY.
    xoxo,
    Vera

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a sweet little wreath. Yours captures the true meaning. xo

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nicely done Jemma! Love the cross on it and the overall design. That wreath on your armoire is adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I like both of your wreaths, Jemma - one because it is not a pastel, Easter egg wreath, and the other because it IS just that!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. GOod morning sweetest Jemma! Both wreaths are fabulous, but I think I love the second one with the contrast of the green moss and the tiny eggs! VERY DARLING! I too have a passion for wreaths and I did not know you too once had an Etsy shop! I reopened mine recently to sell my cards.

    Looking like March is going to woosh by like all the other months; I wish I could put the brakes on May, June, July and especially August. I can't wait to celebrate with you!

    ReplyDelete
  13. This wreath is so pretty Jemma, and incorporating the cross makes it extra special. I wasn't aware you had an etsy shop! Would love to know the scoop on that:).

    XXX

    ReplyDelete
  14. This wreath is so pretty Jemma, and incorporating the cross makes it extra special. I wasn't aware you had an etsy shop! Would love to know the scoop on that:).

    XXX

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love wreaths too, and this one is making my heart sing! (Both are!)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Just gorgeous my talented friend. Love this wreath and the details you added. Adding the cross makes it so special for Easter. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice evening. Stay dry!! xo

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Jemma, this was a perfect late night visit, it's been along trime since I have made any wreathes other then my paper mâché Cartapesta ones. See yours make me want to do some sort of spring one welcoming
    guest to my spring home :)

    Love the burlap and touches of black along with the Iron cross perfect for Passover Easter.
    It's really a year around wreath...well you can guess that I just might be creating tomorrow.

    Xx
    Happy Spring soon to arrive.

    Dore

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh I adore the wreath with the cross! It is beautiful! "Oh that wonderful cross"....Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love this wreath! It really captures the true meaning of Easter. I collect crosses and this one is beautiful! The other is very pretty and, as much as I love color, the first one really speaks to my heart.

    xo
    Pat

    ReplyDelete
  20. I always enjoy seeing your lovely wreaths and this one is gorgeous and meaningful as well :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. I always enjoy seeing your lovely wreaths and this one is gorgeous and meaningful as well :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. So pretty Jemma! Love those magnolias!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love your wreath Jemma! I have been so bad about not keeping a fresh wreath on our front door. You have inspired me to get busy!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Well, I can understand why you enjoy making wreaths. You do a fabulous job.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi Jemma,
    Your wreath is lovely! The cross is the perfect touch! I too love making wreaths and used to make a lot of them about 20 yrs ago. Like you, I am now drawn to neutral colors and natural elements! How pretty your wreath looks on that magnificent door of yours!!
    :) xoxo
    Linda

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for visiting me, I always enjoy hearing from you, your comments make my day!

Beautiful Blogs