In this post you’ll find a craft tutorial for how to make a Dollar Tree spring wreath. An easy craft for all levels of crafters, with no tools or glue required!
I often tell you that I believe you can have beauty with ANY budget. Mix it up…you do you and I do me with high end pieces, thrifted finds and everything in-between! That being said, I don’t often shop at the Dollar Tree. However, with an unplanned quick visit to our beach home for a few days I had a little extra time to craft. The weather at the beach has been wintery and it’s too blustery to be outside. Off I went to do various shopping and decided to make a stop at a Dollar Tree store that I happened to spot. I spied some adorable faux flowers in the window display and cute was what I was going for in my craft idea.
I grabbed a mix of the smaller bunches of spring flowers, two willow wreaths and two spools of pink burlap ribbon. Most of the time I don’t craft while up at our beach home, and I don’t even have a glue gun here! All of these supplies cost me just $11, since everything truly is a dollar at the Dollar Tree stores.
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Easy Dollar Tree Spring Wreath DIY
- Using a pair of small garden clippers, snip off the flowers individually. You’ll be sliding each flower through the spaces in the willow wreath. This is relatively easy to do by pulling slightly on the willow to separate. Keep the wire portion just long enough to tuck through to the back of the wreath with a little extra room to bend and secure in place.
Generally speaking the inexpensive faux flowers have cheap looking greenery. I don’t like to use the greenery for the most part. Look for things like grasses and silver sage toned greens when shopping. Simply toss the greens that come with the floral stems if they look too fake.
- Starting in one particular part of the wreath, just keep going and keep the flowers close together. Tuck the flowers in far enough so that they are close to the willow in the front. Don’t worry about how the back of the wreath looks!
- Secure the flowers by wrapping in the back. If any of the flowers fall off and you have a glue gun handy then add a dab of glue to adhere in place.
- For this Dollar Store spring wreath, it’s all about the wrap! If you have extra wire that shows when looking from the front, snip it off.
Once you feel that you’ve added enough flowers then turn the wreath over step back for a good look! Do any tweaking or mending now, because the bow will come next.
Let’s Make A Bow!
I prefer to use wide wired ribbon for bows and found this 9 ft roll of pink wired burlap at The Dollar Tree. So pretty that I just may have to go back for more!
- Make loops with the ribbon about 8″ – 12″ long. You simply take the ribbon and fold it, one fold at a time, looping it over itself.
- You’ll be looping continually…away from you, not back and forth. Loop the ribbon until you’ve used up the roll, which in this case it 9′.
- Cut a notch or slit in the center of your looped ribbon, with one slit on each side as shown. Be careful not to cut into the center!
- You’ll then want to tie the ribbon in the center as shown, very tightly. I just snipped off a piece at the end of the ribbon and used that to tie with. You can also use a piece of wire, twine or scrap of narrow ribbon…just make sure to pull it tight when tying.
- Fluff up each part of the ribbon to create a bow. Since this burlap is stiff it was easy to shape how I wanted the ribbon to look.
- Finally you’ll tie the ribbon on to the wreath. If you don’t like where you placed it, just untie it and rework it…or eliminate completely! This is your wreath and your time to play!
The Finished Dollar Store Spring Wreath
Some Close Up Shots
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