It’s OFFICIAL now, we can shout it from the hills and put away any trace of winter (although it is cold and raining here in the PNW) but not the point!
Spring is HERE and I am in full spring vibe mode over here at casa tweleveOeight.
And rain or shine to kick off the first weekend of spring, I made a super simple soft yet modern wreath for our front door.
We have planted a few pots of early spring flowers on the front porch but mostly have been working on pressure-washing the back patio and planning out our garden.
But pressure washing can leave you feeling a bit bored and not super inspired so a quick and pretty wreath is a must for ushering spring to our doorstep.
And I never say no to a trip to the craft store, especially this time of year!
I picked up a big brass ring and some pretty flowering greenery, a couple light toned flowers, and wanted to use something a bit different for the hanger.
I saw these strips of leather in with the jewelry supplies at the craft store, perfect!
I used the side of a tile (all I could find and it worked great!) to rough up the leather and soften it a bit, and florist wire to attach the greenery to the brass-tone ring.
I would have used hot glue but it does not stick to the metal very well, you know I love me some hot glue.
A quick punch in the top of the leather strip with a leather punch, just perfect.
Now it was time for hot glue to make a loop at the bottom of the strip and secure the leather hanger to the top of the brass ring.
A bit more greenery, and a dab of hot glue to secure the flowers in place. And my take on a soft yet modern spring wreath was all done and ready to hang up.
I love a quick project that does not break the bank or take all afternoon!
What spring things are you working on right now? Are you waiting for it to warm up or are you diving in with no abandon and moving a bit of snow to plant some primroses?
Wherever this first week of spring finds you I wish you a wonderful week full of moments you can eek out for a bit of creativity. Even the little moments and little things can renew our soul and make us feel alive and excited for what is to come.
Happy SPRING friends!!