March 11, 2010

A Leafy, Wreathy Spring!

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SPRING IS HERE!
My bulbs are coming up and reminding us that nice, sunny days aren’t really gone forever. I planted over 100 bulbs last fall, and I can’t WAIT to see them bloom.
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Crocuses!








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Tulips and daffodils!!!
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I can hear Vivaldi in the background! Can you?
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I have a map (yes I do) of the kinds of tulips, daffies and crocuses planted in various places. I think there were about 12 different clumps that we planted. Hubby helped me too! He dug all the holes and was such a good sport. I came along behind him doing the planting (the easy part). I could go get my map and tell you exactly what I planted….but maybe I’ll save that for when they actually bloom? :)
Ok, so now that spring has SPRUNG, my wreath (and my embarrassing holiday doormat) needs to go. In a big way.
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Yes, I’m embarrassed to admit this picture was indeed taken yesterday, March 10. Not good.
So I grabbed a twig wreath that had been sitting around.
Remember this pile of Goodwill treasures? Yep, there’s the wreath there on the left. (One of them)
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I grabbed a few pieces of fake ivy and ribbon I had stuffed in the craft bin. (The ribbon I bought on sale because I KNEW I would need it someday!)
I wove the ivy into the wreath just a little bit, and wrapped the ribbon around both to secure it even more. Then I needed something in the middle.
Dollar store to the rescue again!
I went looking for some kind of cute Easter decoration to hang in the middle of the wreath. Maybe an egg? Or a little fake bird’s nest?
I found a picture frame :) Very Easter-y, I know. =/

But hey, this way if I forget about the wreath again, it’ll still look nice in the summer.
I printed up a little “welcome” sign to put in the frame, secured the frame to the wreath using staples and floral wire. And…….
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Now our front door is worthy of spring!







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It’s not quite as substantial as the evergreen wreath was. I may add a beaded garland around the outside to make it a little bigger, but Hubby respectfully requested that I not block the peephole, so I have to keep that in mind. (Also couldn’t cover the plastic wreath hanger with anything as it hangs directly in front of the peephole.)
I hope your spring has sprung too!
HAPPY Thursday! (It’s almost the weekend!)
I’ve been so busy with work, I’m a little behind on projects. But my updated curtains should be ready to show you over the weekend, and we’re getting the ceilings painted this weekend too (although they’re nothing to brag about)! I also have a really fun “transom window” to finish up and show you soon, as well as my new and improved baby gate. All three projects are in need of paint/stain and I just need to get to it. And NEXT weekend, the green paint goes up in the kitchen!


I'm linking up to Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage :)

AND
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest - head on over there to see all the awesome, "petite budget" projects!

10 comments:

  1. I was just outside and looked at my front door, Oh my it is so not springy. Now you have inspired me and I need to get going. Maybe just maybe it will help bring spring here a little sooner. Cute wreath!
    Brooke

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  2. Hi, its me again. Just wanted to let you know I mentioned you in my latest post, because of your inspiration. Have a great day.
    Brooke

    P.S. Can someone please tell me how to link to another blog????? I am going crazy, I know it must be easy I just can't figure it out.

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  3. Love this post!! Just yesterday I spotted my tulips making their appearance. Every time this year I always wonder why I didn't plant more bulbs in the fall. I really don't like planting bulbs but I absolutely love seeing them come up in the spring. I'm thankful the previous owners took the time to plant so many!! :)

    Love your wreath! I really like the moss. Great job :)

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  4. I think your wreath is really lovely!!! It's perfect for spring but change out a few details and it could be used for a different season too! Beautiful job :)

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  5. I love your Spring Welcome Wreath, it looks lovely! It turned out so well. Thanks for your visit, isn't it amazing how things work out? It seems like we have a lot in common! I think it is great and I am looking forward to getting to know you better. Have a great weekend! xx

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  6. Very cute and definitely looks spring! Great job.

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  7. I love the picture frame idea because it looks like a birdhouse, especially with the picture of the bird. I love birdhouses! Very cute!

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  8. I just took some pictures yesterday of green life coming up from the ground! The snow melted and there they were. It's so heartwarming to know spring comes no matter what!

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  9. Hi Birdie,
    Just wanted to let you know I have a surprise for you on my blog. You deserve it.
    Brooke

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  10. oooh, i love your wreath! love the sign in the middle. great job! :)

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