Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"T" is for Turf Wreath

Spring wreath covered with turf:

Artificial turf wrapped around a foam wreath form:

Add some fake flowers and oilcloth ribbon hanger:

It's fake all the way through but I have yet to see a turf wreath so I just had to do it.

Last spring I made a turf mantle cover:

and a turf table runner:

So I had to continue the turf tradition with something new for 2012,

the turf wreath:

Here's how I made the turf wreath:

1. Using a 12" styrofoam wreath form, saw in half with serrated knife:

Now you can make 2 wreaths for the price of 1!
And your wreath will lie flat against the door.

2. Cut out a circle of artificial turf big enough to wrap around the edges:

3. Hot glue the turf to the front and outer edges of the form wrapping around to the back.
For the inner circle be sure to clip the turf so it lies flat and doesn't buckle:

4. Organize your fake flowers in bunches:

5. Secure flowers using floral wire and hot glue:

6. Add ribbon to center:

7. For oilcloth hanger cut long strip and top stitch edges:

8. Wrap one long piece around wreath.
Make 'bow' by forming 2 loops and hot glue in center.
Make center of bow by folding oilcloth in half:

Then wrap skinny center piece around middle of bow, pinching bow, hot glue to hold: 

9. Hot glue bow into place at top of hanging piece:

Ready for Spring (and St. Patrick's Day too!):

Here you can see how it rests flatter against the door, less bulk for folks to bang into when they come through the door:

Love the fun, playful feeling of turf, makes me wish Spring was here already.

I'm linking up to:
My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaWhatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Spring Fling @ Southern Hospitality


birdie blue said...

love the wreath. unusual, and clever... my favorite combination.

where do you buy the artificial turf?


Sugarr2518 said...

Your wreath is really cute! I haven't seen a wreath put together like this. I just love your table setting's just soo Springy and I'm soo ready for Spring to come! Thanks for sharing:)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

That bright green color really grabbed me. Then it cracked me up when I saw what you'd used! Love the flowers you added, you are so creative.

Crafty Mischief said...

Wow! I love it! Who would have thought that turf would have looked so cute? Thanks for sharing! :)

Sher said...

The wreath is cute, and I love the tablescape as well.

Catrin said...

Oh, I love this wreath. It looks perfect. Thank you for sharing.
Greetings from Germany

The Single Nester said...

Oh my gosh! I love this. Where did you get turf and how much was it?

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my, take a bow!

You've put a "spring" in my step with your creative loveliness.

Have a blessed day!

Kim Wilson said...

How fun! Thanks for linking it up to our Countdown to Spring Party! (I'll be featuring it tomorrow!)
Kim @ Sand & Sisal