Bringing Spring

You never know what kind of weather you’re going to get in Kansas City as we head into April. One day it will be sunny and 70, and the next (like Easter Sunday) 3o and snowing.

A few weekends ago, my mom and I did a little spring shopping to get into the spirit of warmer weather. So of course we went to one of our favorite boutiques, Olathe Glass Home & Decor, for some much-needed inspiration. Filled with bright tulips, contemporary mirrors, rustic light fixtures and beautiful spring wreaths, it didn’t take long for lots of “oooh’s and ahhh’s.”


Not seeing exactly what I wanted in a wreath for the front door, we decided to check out Hobby Lobby to try to come up with our own DIY wreath. Completely winging it (as we always do with projects like these) mom and I started pulling greenery, ribbon and all sorts of stuff for this perfect “casual but classy” wreath.

Here’s what we came up with after lots of floral wire, and the tying … and re-tying … of ribbon for a big bow:


How to: start with a grapevine wreath; layer various textures of greenery including: maiden hair fern, lamb’s ear and fern sprigs; secure each piece of greenery with floral wire; finish with a double-looped bow made of cotton cream ribbon.

I have to say, I’m pretty impressed with how this turned out. Love the casual yet chic and traditional style – and the best part, it cost less than $35 to make. Thanks mom for the bargain shopper skills.

Onto the next project!


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