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Inserting Spring into My Wreath

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How to Create a Beautiful Spring Wreath with Scrapbook flowers and buttons

Inserting Spring into My Wreath

A few years ago I purchased a simple white berry wreath from Target (I don’t think it’s still available at Target, but this is a similar style wreath.) To save money, I challenged myself to use this one wreath through every season for one year. Did I do it? You bet your little penny pinching fingers, I did! So, today I want to show you how I transformed this simple wreath for Spring.

Inserting spring into the white berry wreath was as simple as pairing a green leaf wreath and some DIY scrapbook flowers.

The best part about it is, this simple wreath can handle new colors and elements throughout the year. Can we calculate how much you’ll save on door wreaths for one year? Subtracting the minimal cost of crafting supplies, you’ll save at least $100 on wreaths (attractive wreaths usually start around $39.99.) If you want to see how I transformed the wreath for the other seasons of the year, be sure to scroll all the way to the end of this tutorial!

Inserting Spring Paper Flowers into your Wreath:


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materials to make button flowers


Start by pairing your white berry wreath with a green leaf wreath to give it more bulk (or just add green sprigs to your berry wreath.)

To combine the two, simply wrap some of the berry branches around the leaf wreath.

wrap berry stems around leaf wreath

That’s it! This way you can separate them at a later date if you decide to use the wreaths independently.

Making Scrapbook Button Flowers:

Begin by cutting flower shapes out of your scrapbook paper.

cut around flower shape

Lay your flower on top of a coordinating sheet of scrapbook paper and cut a second flower shape larger than the first.

match up flower with coordinating paper

Lay both flowers on top of one another and cut slits in toward the center of your flowers. Be sure not to cut too close to the center.

cut slits into both scrapbook flower layers

Fold the edges of your flowers up to give them dimension.

cut out scrapbook paper flower

Cut a length of floral wire long enough to wrap around your wreath.

cut wire

Thread the wire through your button. If you have a four hole button, you may want to thread it in an “X” shape as shown below:

thread button onto wire

Then poke the wires through the centers of the flowers (it is easiest if you have one on top of the other so you can poke through both flowers at once.)

thread paper flowers and button onto wire

You should end up with a scrapbook paper and button flower that looks like this:

button scrapbook flower made

Make as many as you like and then arrange the flowers on your wreath.

add button flower to wreath

Wrap the wires around the back and twist to secure.

Repeat until you have covered your wreath in beautiful spring flowers.

Add a coordinating ribbon to your wreath. You can tie a bow on your wreath. . .

add ribbon to wreath

. . . or use a flat ribbon to hang your wreath. It’s your choice.

Enjoy your new spring wreath!

Although my paper flowers have faded a little, I’ve been able to use this wreath for several years (as evidenced by the change in color of my door.)

Here’s how I transformed the same wreath for Christmas through Valentine’s Day:

For Thanksgiving, I added some feathers to the wreath, (For a fuller wreath, you can add more feathers):

For fall, I paired free magnolia leaves with the white berry wreath:

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you liked this post, you’ll love my round up of 24 creative fall wreaths (because frankly, some of these look pretty enough to hang year round.)

24 Creative Fall Wreaths | Pretty Handy Girl

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49 replies
  1. Heather @ The Black's Best
    Heather @ The Black's Best says:

    A-dor-able! Those little flowers scream spring. I’m loving your magnolia tree picture too…beautiful. I don’t get to see thing like that living in the high dessert. We just got about 4 more inches of snow this morning too. 🙁

  2. Cherie
    Cherie says:

    That is soo cute.
    I am loving all the spring colors that are happening here right now.
    I have got to get out this weekend and take some down at the lake.

  3. Dianne
    Dianne says:

    I always pick up those wreaths and then put it back down because they just look too blah…not anymore …I love all the things you have done with it…

  4. CuddlyBunny
    CuddlyBunny says:

    Brilliant idea in “redecorating” the wreath … especially since you’re doing such a beautiful job of updating and redesigning!

    It hardly even looks like the same wreath season to season!

  5. Ali
    Ali says:

    I love all your wreath’s “outfits” and this one is awesome as well! It gives me an idea for my poor “naked” wreath, I better get crackin’! Thanks for all of your inspiration!

  6. Monique
    Monique says:

    I thought I’d seen just about every wreath combination out there but your wreath is very pretty and unusual. The yellow and orange really make the wreath pop. I’m enjoying the change!

  7. Brandy
    Brandy says:

    These wreath suggestions/ideas are fantastic! Thanks for showing how diverse a simple wreath can be. I’m new to your blog and a big, big fan!

  8. this blessed nest
    this blessed nest says:

    this is so beautiful! you have done an amazing job with this wreath! your collection of all your creations should be on HGTV or something. seriously. ALL of them are beautiful.

    thanks so much for your support on the party & just a few seconds ago on twitter. i appreciate you more then you know!

    thanks for linking up to the Spring Fling!
    take care!


  9. Susan
    Susan says:

    I have been looking for a new spring wreath for a while without success. Nothing seems right for one reason or another. I came across your blog and realized I can just spruce up something I have and give it new life! Thanks so much!

  10. Knit 60
    Knit 60 says:

    Loved the spring wreath with paper flowers with button centers. It is perfect for my sewing friends. My granddaughter and I (she is 5) just completed a dried rose wreath made with her mommy’s Valentine’s bouquet and mine. Between the dried flowers we inserted baby’s breath and eucalyptus on a grape vine wreath. It turned out sensational!

  11. Beverly Thornton
    Beverly Thornton says:

    Wonderfull idea are you going to make one for Etta house?I enjoy the story about the house but will be makeing a change on my front door Thanks to you.

  12. Jayme @ Into DIY
    Jayme @ Into DIY says:

    What a great idea! I love how you re-purpose a simple berry wreath and combine it with the other plain greenery wreath! Just those two combined takes on a whole new look and adding different decor and accessories to it each season or holiday to switch things up is wonderfully cost-effective! I do that with my DIY burlap bubble wreath by just keeping the base wreath in burlap and then switching out accessories whenever the seasons change or the mood strikes!
    I would have never thought to add a paper accessory to my wreaths.


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