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How to Make a Spring Themed Floral Umbrella ‘Wreath’

Spring is almost here and as they say, ‘April showers bringing May flowers,’ and in this case, they bring tulips to your front door. This adorable DIY umbrella wreath is perfect to add a pop of color all spring long.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30-45 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things You’ll Need:

1 Lace Umbrella

4-5 Bundles of Tulips, color of your choice

1 Fern Vine

3 Lamb’s Ear Sprays

1 Spool of Linen Ribbon

1 Paddle Wire

Things to do:

1. Cut off 3-4 inches off the bottom of each tulip stem.

2. Arrange the tulips in a tiered, fanned out position. Then secure together with floral wire, on the stems, right before leaves start.

3. Take the cascading vine and fan out into 3 sections, having the outer sections have the longer strands.

4. Take the vine stem and carefully place it in the middle of the tulip bundle, closer to the front bottom. While placing the 2 longer sections toward the outer sides and the middle section hanging straight out the front.

5. Slightly open the umbrella, then slide in the bundled-up tulips to the one side of the umbrella.

6. Close the umbrella and situate the bundle, along with the vine to your desired placements.

7. On the other side, place the lamb’s ear sprays in a tiered motion. Have one stem higher in the back and then the other two slightly lower.

8. Cut off approximately 5 inches of ribbon. Then wrap it around the middle portion of the closed umbrella and hot glue to secure.

9. Using some of the remaining ribbon, make a bow with longer tails and hot glue in the middle of the wrapped ribbon.

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DIY Flower Crown Tutorial

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:

1/4″ Mint green ribbon
Cloth floral wire
Pink queen anne’s lace bundle
Artificial lavender spray
Daisy and hydrangea bush
Wire cutters

Things to do:

  1. Using wire cutters, cut small bunches of flowers from each spray.
  2. Using wire cutters, cut a 10″ length of cloth floral wire.
  3. Cut a length of ribbon that’s the circumference of the crown of your head, plus about 10″.
  4. Knot the ribbon on each side to mark the circumference of your head.
  5. Lay a floral spray against the ribbon at one of the knots. Begin wrapping the spray with the floral ribbon to secure it around the ribbon.
  6. When you’ve almost reached the end of the first stem, add a second spray of a different flower. Begin wrapping that stem, overlapping the two stems as you wrap, if necessary.
  7. Continue to add flowers, overlapping stems to keep the sprays close together.
  8. As you wrap, be sure to wrap only the main stem against the ribbon so that the other parts of the spray can spread out. You may need to gently pull back some of the stems to do that.
  9. When your flowers reach the other end of the ribbon where the knot is, you can stop adding flowers. If you run out of wire before this, wrap the wire around a stem a couple of times to secure it, then cut a new length of wire and begin wrapping with the new piece.
  10. Wrap the wire around the last flower and ribbon several times to secure it, then trim it with wire cutters.
  11. If there are any stray flower stems sticking out that you want to trim, remove those. This is an optional step, but it can help with the circular shape of the crown.
  12. Form the crown into a circle around your head, then tie the excess ribbon to secure it. Note that you may need to bend some of the stems to give the crown a more circular shape.

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