I was so excited when Studio 5 asked me to do a front door makeover segment for spring. The first thing I wanted to change was my very tired old wreath and exchange it for a cute fresh and modern spring wreath. I have a few ideas for your front door, so let me take you step by step in creating the perfect modern spring wreath for your front door.
1. First you need to decide what colors you want to accent on your front door. Its spring so pastel flowers is probable number one on your list. But the most important part of the wreath is the base and how that plays with your door. I have a very ugly door that has a glass window (came with the house) and wreaths that have a lacy appearance like my cute white berry wreath below just didn’t stand out well from the street.
If you have a dark door a dark wreath like grapevine or dark green boxwood is not going to be a good choice. I don’t get too excited when I see wreaths like the one below you can’t even see it from the street it way to dark. You need your wreath to pop!
You want to find a choice that will pop off your door and say hello its spring! So if you don’t want to paint your door (I’m going to too soon) then find a base that will pop.
2. The second thing I wanted from my wreath was for it to be original. I’m not a fan of cookie cutter things, I want my house, furniture, clothes and by golly front door wreath to be original and different. I kinda like doing things that make a statement and bring a smile to my face. So I started brain storming what would be absolutely darling! I decided to use one of my hexagonal shelves to use as my modern spring wreath because its modern and unique and lets face it I’ve never seen this done before. I also loved the cute white watering can I got at IKEA and filled with bright flowers it looks good against my window and has great contrast to my black door.
3. The last thing was it had to be easy to make. Well I’m here to tell you these wreaths are a breeze let look at each one to see how to construct them.
WHITE BERRY HORSESHOE
This wreath was in my pile of stuff to giveaway after my huge dejunking of my office. That cute little wreath was just begging to stay, so I had to make it over.
The first thing I did was to pull out the picks that created the wreath. It was really easy to do after I sniped one of the wires holding it together. After that they just kinda all fell out.
I rewired some of the extra berry picks to go the opposite direction to create a horseshoe shape left the bottom open and added ribbon and bird. Seriously cant even give a good step by step because its so stink’n easy!
WATERING CAN WREATH
Umm I feel a bit guilty even call this a tutorial post LOL because these “wreaths” are the easiest things to make. I’ve seen some darling watering cans this year. I love my white one from IKEA but TARGET also had some darling ones HERE,
and AMAZON had a few I liked as well like this one below.
After you have found your watering can of choice then just pop a few blooms in the top, and tie a ribbon to the handle. I didn’t like how mine was tipping to the side so used extra large pop dots to stick it too my window on the bottom of the can just to keep it from tipping. Here is the watering can wreath I liked for my door.
HEXAGON SHELF WREATH
This is got to be my favorite modern spring wreath choice. I just love how fun it will be all season, because of the ease of taking in and out the little icons. Let me show you how easy this modern spring wreath is to make.
The first thing you need is an hexagon shelf, you can get these from Amazon HERE or make your own like I did. I saw some from Target HERE. I love the natural wood but I wanted more color for spring, I’m a little tired of neutrals I wanted something happy. I just happened to have this awesome paint color in my stash, so I painted the outside of the hexagon sea-foam green and the inside white. Just use regular craft paint in any color you have and use a foam brush.
Next your going to want to add a spring icon, I wanted a nest. I used some of the picks I has left over from my horse shoe wreath and just ducked taped them to the base.
I hot glued an egg to the duck tape so that when I glued on the nest I would lean forward a bit. You can’t see the back so it ok right?
Hot glue the nest to the egg and the duck tape, then if you want to switch it out it will peel right off the duck tape and you can glue down something else. I use this trick a lot when I think I might reuse the project for something else later.
Now you just have to find a cute ribbon to hang the shelf with and your done. I would add some frame grippers to the back if you don’t want it to scratch your door. (just a suggestion) I love making my front door inviting, but more important it has to make me happy! Thanks for stopping by, some of my links are affiliate links and I may get a small compensation if you purchase and item. So thank you!