Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter + Spring Wreaths

Good morning! I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter weekend. Bryan had Friday off from work, so we enjoyed an extra long weekend at my parents' house. We were very thankful to have both of them home this Easter, with only baby sister missing. She hosted a brunch with girlfriends and will be home in two weeks, so that makes it semi-ok with me. We opted to do the unusual and went to church at a little country church about half a mile from our house. There is nothing like singing the old time gospel hymns on Easter morning. After smoked brisket and colorful devil eggs, everyone settled into a restful afternoon with light rain falling on the tin roof. Mid-day I made chocolate molten lava cakes, which were perfect after they got dusted with powdered sugar. How did you spend your {long} weekend?

One of my tasks for the week is to make a front door wreath or swag or something springy to put on it. Normally there is always something seasonal hanging from our front door, but after Christmas my nail kept falling out it's hole, thus making it a real pain when hanging something.

I like the idea of this pretty burlap wreath, but the burlap is not quite the style I am going for right now.

Click here to see more about this wreath.

I like the idea of a clump of flowers or greenery gathered to one side of a grapevine wreath, sans the wooden letter.

Lemons add a nice cheery touch to this one. It would transition nicely into the summer, too.

Click here to see how to make this wreath.

This wreath can be purchased at West Elm, but I think it could easily be recreated with supplies from a local craft store.

One of my favorites is this one made up of berry swags or garlands. Something simple yet lovely. Add a pretty bow to the top and it would be perfect.

I saw a wreath somewhere in the past two weeks that was made out of grapevine and had moss along the bottom with a few spring sprigs sticking out. It was by far my favorite one that I have found, but somehow I have managed to tuck the image away from myself. I cannot find it in my pictures, favorites or pins. You know how much I love monograms, so this might be what I end up making.

This one is available for purchase on Etsy.

After going back over and seeing all of the pictures that I have shared, it seems as though I am in a much more earthy spring state right now. Something simple and not too bright, right? Hum...I'll be sure to let you see what I come up with to hang on the front door. Any thoughts or ideas? Post a link in the comments section if you have shared what is on your front door for spring.


  1. I love love love your Easter dress! I have almost rented that before from Rent The Runway -- does it fit true to size?

    Here are my spring wreaths:

    I love the inspiration pics you chose!

  2. Oh my gosh your Easter dress is the cutest!!! I have been trying to decide what kind of spring wreath that I want to make but currently have no idea. xo

  3. I love the second wreath-- very pretty and earthy!

  4. Love yours and Bryan's Easter outfits!

  5. I love your Easter dress! Here is a link to a wreath I created for out St. Patrick's Day wedding:

    I didn't do the felt flowers all around--kept them all to one side. It's also very inexpensive to make. Good luck wreath-making! Can't wait to see what you come up with : )

  6. i love the green berry wreath. i like the simplicity of it and then add a cute ribbon at the top. wreaths are very them!!


  7. Yes, go with the monogram! I love that one!

  8. love your easter outfit! and love all the wreaths.... I'm a sucker for anything with a monogram especially!