Need a pick me up? Something to celebrate spring? Try your hand at a garden wreath to brighten up your home.
Wreaths for springtime don’t have to be just a grapevine wreath. I am amazed at what you can do with old garden hoses! An old hose of any color coiled up into a wreath shape makes a great base for gardening paraphernalia that you might have laying around. You need a piece of about 25 to 30 feet in length.
Take a piece of hose including the nozzle end and roll it into a wreath shape, a size that will fit on your door. Fasten it securely together with bark wire – a wire with a covering to look like bark. I get this at a local craft store. Wind the ends around a pencil to mimic grapevine tendrils.
Then start adding your accessories. I used a trowel, gardening gloves, a watering can, flower pot, and some swatches of burlap. Attach firmly using the bark wire. I also made a loop on the back for hanging.
I finished it off with some burlap ribbon and wound some of the bark wire around the entire wreath. You are done! This will last for years.
Here is a different take with some chicken wire ribbon, butterflies, and polka dot ribbon.
This would also be fun using different colors of hoses, like yellow.