Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bring on Spring ~ silk flowers at your doorstep

With spring just a few short days away and predicted warmer temps here along the southern shore of New England, I'm feeling a little extra " spring " in my step. Sorry, I just had to say that!
I mentioned my previous long time aversion to silk flowers here but what's a girl to do when the " real thing " takes so long to get here? 
Get creative that's what! 
You can too! 
Here how I created two bright and funky spring flower arrangements in less than an hour ( once I was home from shopping at Michael's Crafts Store for supplies) . 

I chose a loose twiggy type of wreath for a natural look. I looked for flowers that inspired me. It can be overwhelming looking at the vast selection of flowers and colors. I chose to keep it simple this year and settled on white, soft yellows and I couldn't resist these black and white swirl ( CLIP ON ) flowers. Instead of using individual flowers I chose a garland of flowers in my color pallet. Once I had it placed how I liked it,

I used trash bag twisty ties to attach the Garland tightly to the wreath then I clipped on the funky flowers for some extra punch! 

Remember to make your wreath large enough that is can be seen from the street. 

For our side entry I re-purposed an old hanging bucket. Using the same color combination but with individual flower stems, this time I filled it to the brim with forsythia blossoms, pussy willow and a larger white flower to anchor the arrangement.

COME ON SPRING!!!  I'm ready, how about you?

This post is linked up to two fun blogs I just discovered!  Whassup Wednesday at Elements Interiors and Savvy Southern Style Wow us Wednesday! 
What spring touches are you working on?
Tell us about it!
Deborah Jean 

6 comments: said...

LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


Zuzana said...

Oh you are so creative, what an absolutely lovely wreath.;)
I am sure ready for spring too, it seems that it is just about to arrive here as well.;))
Have a lovely St. Patrick's day,

Julia said...

They look great! My spring touch today was making Violet Jelly. MMM!

sheril benedict said...

Great post !!! U guys are ready for this spring ..i can see the spirit in your post said...

Thank you for linking this up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you this week at my


Im following you:)

Jacqueline said...

your wreath is so colorful and happy. oh it just makes me smile... its another rainy day here, but i'll take it over snow!

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