Thursday, April 14, 2011

Come on Spring

I don't know about all of you, but where I live spring seems to be taking its sweet time to get here. We will have a couple of nice days and then back to the cold. Take this morning for example. Thing #4 woke me up in a super excited voice telling me that it was snowing. Luckily nothing is sticking. But I am glad that I did not get up to run, because I would have frozen.

Anyway, in an effort to make it feel like spring I made myself a spring branch door thing. Not sure exactly what to call it. It is not a wreath, but similar. Maybe I'll just call it a spring bunch. I have seen similar things around blog land and loved how they looked.

I had the prefect hanging basket that I had picked up a while ago at JoAnn's, so I just had to get some flowers.

I got these flowers, but I ended up only using the flower ones. The white buds just did not fit, maybe for another project.
The one day we had nice weather this past week I decided to make this, so Thing #2 and I did most of it outside. I took some branches from a tree that we had pruned, and stuck them into my container. I did stick some of that floral foam in the bottom to help hold the branches in place.
You get a sneak peak at the bed I am working on, because I also did some more work on it - because it was so nice outside. I then had some more help when Thing #3 realized what we were doing. So Thing #2 and #3 helped me to remove the flowers and some leaves from the fake branches and then we glued them onto the real branches.
Add a simple ribbon bow and it is beautiful! The only downside was that I had to do a little bit of rearranging once I got it on my door because I did not take into account the room between my door and the screen. Also I had some branches that were too tall and got shut in the door.
 But now we are good to go! It is so spring like. When I had craft group at my house this last week everyone said that it looked just like spring! Now if we can just get Mother Nature to help us out a little bit more.
I hope that you all have a sunny and warm day, and if you don't, head to the store and get some flowers and make yourself a spring bunch to make it feel like spring at your house!

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  1. This is a really cute idea... so refreshing among all the spring wreaths popping up!

  2. I love this! It is nice to see an idea different than a wreath!

  3. I so did this with little branches to stick in a pitcher for Easter. I LOVE the look of the real branch wood and the pop of the flowers. Thank you so much for posting at the Beagle.

  4. Beautiful! I love twigs and sticks for decorating. :)

    Thank you for linking up to What I Whipped Up Wednesday! xo

  5. It has been snowing here too. Blech! I love your door decor! Definitely looks like Spring. Thanks for linking up to my party! :)

  6. What a sweet way to greet your friends! Love it!

  7. Turned out very sweet! Thanks for linking up at I Made It! Monday at Ninth Street Notions. Can't wait to see what you have this next week!


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