Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hello Spring! {Wreath DIY}

I thought the groundhog, Juxtaposition John, oh right, Punxsutawney Phil, predicted an early Spring? I'm thinking maybe we shouldn't count on an underground rodent and his shadow for our weather predictions.

Oh well. Soon enough it will be the hot, sticky, humid North Carolina summer.

"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."
-John Ruskin

I remember back when spring at least meant a one week break from school. Now the shift from winter to spring is barely any cause for any celebration. Nontheless, I attempted to make Spring feel welcome with a festive new wreath for the front door. (Thanks to my crafty Stroller Strides mamas for the inspiration!)

Complete with a scarlet "A"

How To Make a Welcome Spring Wreath

Grapevine wreath (round or heart shaped)
Wooden Letter (initial of your last name)
Hot glue gun and glue
2 White Hydrangea Flower Stems
  1. Cut the stems off of the flowers. 
  2. Paint the letter with 2 coats of paint, letting it dry thoroughly between coats. 
  3. Arrange the flowers, leaves, letter and butterflies on the wreath.
  4. When you are satisfied with the arrangement, glue those bad boys to the wreath with hot glue. 
  5. Let dry, and hang. 
  6. Wait for the spring weather to roll in....any day now...

At least the arrival of Spring means Easter is around the corner! Grace wasn't a big fan of Santa, but I just know she's going to LOVE Easter and collecting eggs from the Easter Bunny! This is right up her ally. She already spends ALL DAY taking things in and out of baskets and buckets. She's going to be a natural. I know she's going to want to show off because her Grandma and Grandad are here visiting! We'll probably steer clear of the bunny, though...

Grace testing out her spring wardrobe! 

Hugs, happy Easter and springtime cheer!

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