Moss Wreath

I know a lot of places aren’t very green right now, probably mostly covered in white still. We lived in North Dakota for 4 years, so I know that even though it may be “Spring” doesn’t mean it looks or feels like Spring! When we braved the frozen tundra I often tried (usually in vain) to will the snow away and to will the warm weather to come.
I wanted to make a green and mossy wreath to welcome the coming of Spring. I grabbed a grapevine wreath and a bunch of moss I had laying around. I used hot glue to attach the moss, working as I went filling in holes with different kinds of moss to mix things up.
I wanted to add some butterflies and dragonflies but I didn’t really like the look of the ones they had at Michael’s. I wanted them to have a more neutral, subdue look. So I pulled out some of my DecoArt supply and painted them.
I added a few nests with eggs to one side of the wreath and scattered the painted butterflies and dragonflies. I took some fake branches and twisted them around and through the wreath.
It’s very Springy and I’m super happy with it! Although I don’t think it’s going to stay on the front door. I think it’s going to make it’s way inside, stay tuned to see where it lands!
Linking up to these great link parties!

Comments

  1. That is a very classy and beautiful way to make a wreath… and it does make me long for spring.

  2. Great idea! Love that you painted the insects!

  3. Lovely wreathy! Moss is so beautiful. I really think that I should make one of these for our front door. Thanks for sharing it’s beautimus.

  4. Love it, it’s so natural and earthy…just gorgeous.

  5. So pretty, I love the Birds Nest!

    Carlee
    ladybirdln.blogspot.com

  6. I love it!! I have never used moss like that but have a small stash of it that I got from someone and have been debating what to use it on. I might have to make a small one of these. I have a small wreath form that it would work on!

  7. Gorgeous… was thinking of something to put on my door… but you are right, it will probably end up inside where I can gaze lovingly at it and be WARM!!! Do you think it would look odd to do a wreath like that with three feet of snow on the ground? We just got a huge dump of snow… four days straight!!! I NEED some spring 🙂

  8. Very pretty!

  9. OMG that is just so beautiful. Great job and I love how you painted the insects! Thanks so much for sharing, Vicky

  10. So pretty and unique! Come on Spring!!

  11. Oh, this is so getting me in the mood for spring. Lovely!

  12. It is so beautiful! Thanks for some great inspiration!

  13. This wreath is beautiful! I love how you painted the wildlife to make it more subdued looking.

    I love it so much I ended up featuring it on my blog here: http://creativecarissa.blogspot.com/2011/03/countdown-to-spring-front-door-decor.html

  14. Found this on Tatertots and Jello’s linky party. LOOOVE it. I’ve been wanting to do a wreath with moss forever. Martha Stewart did one once with live moss! This looks fantastic. Love the little birdie nests. I love the different colors and textures of moss you used and that you painted those butterflies! So perfect for Spring. 🙂

  15. so cute! I just made a similar moss wreath as well!

  16. This is beautiful. I hope it helps melt away your snow.

  17. @ Jenni: Well we are on the California Central Coast so no snow now…but plenty of cold, foggy, rainy days to wish away!!! : )

  18. love this wreath. very nice.

  19. REALLY PRETTY!! Just popping in from the TT&J party 🙂

  20. Hi! I love the wreath. I noticed that there is a spring decor party going on at Inspired by Charm. You should check it out. Here’s the link http://www.inspiredbycharm.com/2011/03/welcome-to-my-little-party.html

  21. Beautiful wreath! Perfect for spring!
    Visiting from TT&J.

  22. I love the natural look! So fabulous!

  23. AH! LOVE IT! I keep thinking I want to make something springy, but I just haven’t been all that inspired, but I absolutely adore that wreath, and THAT is what I will make this season. 🙂 Thanks!
    Jaime

  24. That is such a delicate and beautiful wreath. As someone from Maine, I can sympathize with your need for spring!! 🙂 I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party. Each party I pick one project to feature on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link:
    http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/03/marvelous-mess-3.html

  25. This is the nicest wreath I have seen for spring. It is just fantastic. I might have to make one myself. Thanks!

  26. this is such a perfect wreath because it can last all spring! Thanks for sharing! would love for you to come link up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings http://www.ladybug-blessings.com

  27. I love this- so springy!! I’ll be featuring you as a Friday Fav this week at naptimecrafters.blogspot.com. Come grab a featured button:)

  28. very pretty!

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  29. Great wreath! I have featured you as one of my faves from TT&J’s linky party. I would love for you to check it out!

    Amanda

    frillsandfrolic.blogspot.com

  30. how darling is this…and such a nice light natural feeling! well done!

    http://www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

  31. How sweet and springy! I like how you painted the butterflies. I’ve done the same to birds, but I have never bought the butterflies because those things are so tacky at the store most of the time. Looks like one day I’ll have to find a way to use the butterflies too.

  32. Your adorable wreath has been featured on my “Tuesday Tutorials” blog post on 3/8/11. Thanks so much for the great tutorial!
    http://erraticallyelizabeth.blogspot.com

  33. Courtney, The colors you used on this fabulous wreath give it such an earthy, organic feel. Perfect for spring. I love the use of moss!
    So happy to stop by your stylish blog!
    Yvonne

  34. I like the idea of making your own green wreath! Also love the topiaries!

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    chickhardware.blogspot.com

  35. FANTASTIC! LOVE the moss tucked inside the branches of the grapevine wreath – it’s my very favorite part. I’m going to have to try something like it for Spring since we don’t celebrate Easter and I need something new for my door. Thanks for the inspiration!

  36. This is just amazing!! I absolutely LOVE it!!!!
    =)

  37. Beautiful! I love the natural look of it. Great idea painting the butterflies. They turned out so great!

  38. I think I might have to make one of those. I love it.

  39. great idea…i need a new wreath, but my door is dark green and far away from road..,need something that sticks out!
    juliesfreshperspectives.blogspot.com

  40. I love that you neutralized your bugs! Too cute ;). It looks fantastic!

  41. this is a great idea! i might just have to make one for my own door!! love it!!

  42. Saw you on TT&J. What a great wreath! I love the idea of painting brightly colored dragonflies and butterflies in neutral tones.

  43. That’s beautiful!

  44. This is so beautiful! I have to make this for my spring wreath! I have filed this at thecraftersfilebox.com. Thanks for sharing!

  45. Fabulous job!

  46. Absolutely gorgeous… I love it!

  47. I love Moss. This is a fabulous project. 🙂

  48. I like this better than any spring wreath I’ve seen – very unique and beautiful.

  49. I love this! I have been looking for ideas for a moss wreath – yours is lovely! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  50. So fun! So springy! It is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it! It is SO inspiring!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

  51. Hello Courtney! I came upon your website because of this goooorgeous wreath and just read your About Me… I’m assuming you’re near Vandenberg, which makes me excited because I’m there too! Do you post about the craft fairs you sell at? I’d proudly display your wares in my house. 🙂

  52. Gorgeous wreath!! Beautiful moss always reminds me of spring 🙂

  53. Stunning! I made a less beautiful version of yours today and linked to yours from my blog. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

    http://busy-home.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-wreath-and-mantle-in-progress.html

  54. This is so lovely. The colors and texture are fun…but my favorite part are the nests.

  55. Very classy! I’ve seen other moss wreaths, but I love the look of this one. I also like that you painted the dragon flies and butterflies for a natural look – it’s springy and whimsical, but sophisticated.

    bugaboo, mini, mr & me

  56. this is beautiful i love it!

  57. I love your wreath, especially all the embellishments you added! I found you on pinterest, and I’m featuring you as my pinterest pick this week at my Friday Favorites party. I’d love for you to come by and check it out!

  58. Wow this is so crazy beautiful! Gonna have to try one like this sometime soon!

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