This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hobby Lobby. All opinions are 100% mine.
Is anyone else ready for spring like me? I live in Michigan and let me tell you, by the beginning of March we are so ready for spring we can feel it in our bones. Literally. With the growing anticipation of spring coming, it’s the perfect time for creating spring decor. Hobby Lobby makes it so easy with their beautiful florals and Spring Shop. What is even better is that their florals are 50% off, Spring Shop decor is 40% off, and faux fruit is 50% off. That is a win-win in my book to help make my porch the place to be!
When I went to Hobby Lobby in preparation for constructing this wreath I was amazed by all of the options in the Spring Shop. What especially caught my eye was this little sign that read, “The porch is my happy place.” This is me!
I love sitting on my front porch; it has the most shade and when the weather is nice, it is my place to unwind and relax at the end of the day. Next I found a white tobacco basket and envisioned pairing it with the sign, and the rest of the design fell into place. With that said, let’s make something perfect for your porch!
The following supplies were purchased from Hobby Lobby and can be found in both their Floral Department and Spring Shop.
- Metal sign “The Porch is My Happy Place”
- 20” White tobacco basket
- 6’ Green Boxwood Garland
- 22 Gauge White Stem Wires
- Bag of Mini Lemons
- 2 Cream Cosmo Spray stems
- Green Boxwood & Berry Bush
- Black & White Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
- Hot glue gun
- Wire cutters
Prepare the metal sign by removing the chain from the back; make sure to leave the hooks. Take two stem wires and attach each one to the existing hooks.
Then take an additional stem wire and hot glue it to the bottom of the sign. Set the sign aside to dry. Optional: Cover the hot glued portion of the last wire with a small piece of felt.
Lay the tobacco basket on a flat surface and decide which sides will be your top and bottom for the wreath. Take the Green Boxwood Garland and lay it around the outer edge of the basket; trim off the excess and set it aside to use as additional filling if you desire. Use the stem wires to attach the garland to the basket: wrap it around the garland, run it through to the back of the basket, and twist to secure. Trim the excess wire and tuck the ends back into the basket. This is now the base of your wreath.
Attach the metal sign to the basket. Place the sign in your preferred location on the basket and attach it using the stem wires on the back of the sign. Twist the wires around the basket and tuck the ends back in. Optional: You may use a small piece of stiff floral foam underneath the sign for additional support.
Decide how many lemons and where to arrange them (this is where it gets fun). The lemons bring all the hopes and dreams of spring! Use hot glue to secure each lemon around the wreath wherever you want.
Cut the flowers from the Cosmo Spray stems, leaving enough of the stem on there to add hot glue and tuck into the wreath. Repeat the process with the Boxwood & Berry Bush, use as much as you like to achieve your desired fullness.
Cut a piece of ribbon approximately 15-20” in length for the hook. Weave it through the back of the basket and tie a double knot, then hide the knot in the basket.
Now the wreath is complete! I personally could not stop there, I took it a step further and found coordinating pillows and an amazing round outdoor rug for my porch to tie it all together. Now I cannot wait for the chill of winter to fade here in Michigan and I can sit on my front porch to relax.
Run out to Hobby Lobby to grab your supplies for this spring-inspired wreath and bask in the beauty and creativity that Hobby Lobby provides for my porch and yours. You Can watch the YouTube Tutorial here: