Today is a special day…my grandmother, Millie, turned 99! I was so glad I could take off work for the day and celebrate her birthday with our family. She is just a really special lady…she is a picture of grace and unending faith in the Lord. While her eyesight and hearing are failing, I still hope I’m in as good of shape as she is when I near her age…and still wearing snazzy outfits with all the right accessories!
Gram lives in a retirement home now, so gift shopping has become increasingly more difficult. She is picky when it comes to clothes…though I can usually pull together an outfit she’ll like! Because she has a small room, I wanted to give her something that would be useful for her. She LOVES to make sure her door is decked out for the holidays, so I decided to make her a spring wreath! Check out my method below and you can create a spring wreath for your door.
What you’ll need:
- Twig wreath (it was seriously $3.99 at Hobby Lobby!)
- Floral stems
- Embellishments (I added a cross for Gram…you could also use decorative picks from the craft store)
I started by pulling the flower stems apart so I had small pieces to work with. Luckily, the ones I purchased came apart easily without scissors. If the ones you use have wire throughout, just bend them back and forth until they snap. When I make a wreath, I just keep sticking things in places until it looks good! So, that’s what I did. I didn’t use as many stems as I have in other wreaths…Gram needed a simple, classic look.
Then, I finished the wreath off with a bow. I really liked this burlap-looking ribbon, but it didn’t have a wire in it…so making the bow was a bit of a challenge. I kept looping and looping and tying smaller pieces around the middle until I was satisfied and tied it onto the wreath! I added a cross embellishment as a symbol of my Gram’s faith. This took me about 10 minutes to make and it will be perfect for her door through Easter.
All in all, we had a wonderful day celebrating Gram’s 99th year, eating cake and planning an all-out bash when she makes it to 100. 🙂