I love to celebrate the seasons. And this spring, for some reason, I especially would like pastel pretties around the house.
So when my friend, Priscilla, shared a photo of a beautiful May Roses wreath with a note saying something to the effect: You can do this! I thought, I should do that!
I am so thankful for my friends who say, “You can do this.” It’s nice to be able to “can.”
So, I started making flowers.
Then I bought a vine wreath ($1 at the local dollar store) and began the spring-y wrap.
It was quite easy. I made a chain that could wrap around the wreath and almost but not quite meet at the back. Then I single crocheted (sc) back and forth, changing colors as often as I liked and in no particular pattern, except that which I liked.
I decided to tie the wrap in various spots around the back of the wreath, rather than sew it on permanently, so I only have to have one vine wreath. It’s not so much about the money – at $1 a pop I could buy one for each season – but it’s storage that gets a cottage dweller in trouble. This way, I can store the seasonal wraps, but not have to worry about storing or crushing the form inside.
Once the wrap was wrapped, I started placing the flowers here and there, attaching them with a length of yarn and tucking in the wild ends.
It needed a loop for hanging, so I crocheted a chain and tied it on the top, in the back, tucking in those wild ends once again.
My door gets to see this side …
And we get to see this side. It makes me smile every time I see it!
Many thanks to Lucy at Attic 24 for the inspiration (and basic instructions) and to Priscilla for sharing this wreath – and life’s seasons – with me.
You ladies made my springtime special! And it’s not even officially spring yet! 🙂