Happy Hump Day!!
I'm super excited to share a cute & easy spring wreath idea with you today! I made this little wreath over the weekend & I'm so happy with how it turned out!
What do you think?! Doesn't the green color just scream spring?!
I don't know about you, but I'm definitely ready for the warm, spring temps & I'm looking forward to things greening up in our area! I'm hoping this wreath is the start of many more green things just around the corner!
Here is what you'll need....
2 Bags of Split Peas
Hot Glue Gun
A couple of side notes.....
1) I purchased a 10 inch straw wreath from Hobby Lobby for this project, but if I had to do it all over again, I would spend the extra money & purchase a green styrofoam wreath form like this one instead.
I think the green foam would definitely help to hide bare spots/imperfections.
2.) I mostly used Mod Podge for this project. At one point, I began using my hot glue gun & found it to be much more difficult. So, if you don't have a glue gun or any glue sticks on hand...NO WORRIES! You don't really need it!
The first thing I did was empty my split peas into a foil lined cake pan.....
Then I stuck the wreath down inside the cake pan & began "smushing" (technical term) the split peas to the wreath using my hand.
Be prepared to get your hands a little messy & also be prepared to have a million split peas to sweep up off the floor when your done! I honestly thought the cake pan would catch them all, but turns out those little suckers fly all over the place! Or maybe I'm just a messy crafter! :)
I kept repeating the above steps, covering the straw wreath as well as thoroughly as possible.....
Once I had the wreath covered pretty well, I sat it aside & let it dry overnight. The next day I went back & filled it all the left over bare spots.
This project wasn't difficult to do, it was just a little time consuming trying to fill in all the bare spots. Like I said earlier, I think a green wreath form would have made a world a difference and definitely would have saved me some time!
Once I was finished & the glue was all dry, I sprayed it with clear coat to preserve it & keep the split peas from fading.
Then I cut a strip of burlap from my stash & used it to hang the wreath from my door.
Simple & sweet!!
p.s. I think this would make a great wreath for St. Patrick's Day too!!
Are you ready for Spring as much as I am?
Have you made a wreath for St. Patrick's Day or Spring for your front door?
If so, leave a link in the comments below! I'd love to check it out!! :)
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