Still with a Spring theme, our April Challenge Theme is Welcoming Spring. I think one of the best way to Welcoming Spring is to hang A Spring Wreath at home or front door. Then, I start to look for inspiration on Pinterest, and I found this very simple Easy Spring Wreath. I love the simplicity because to me, less is more. From there, I started with upcycling my rattan handle that I have kept for quite a while. I got it from a rattan basket which I have turned into A Rattan Basket Tray. But before I share with you steps on how I make The DIY Spring Wreath by upcyling rattan basket, let me explain a bit about The Sustainable Pinterest Challenge.
The Pinterest Challenge has had a bit of a reboot for 2022 and is now the Sustainable Pinterest Challenge. Each month I join a group of creative bloggers and we select a pin or two that we feel inspired by and give it a go. Starting in January 2022 the Pinterest Challenge has a sustainable, eco friendly twist to it. All the projects shared will have something about them that involves recycling, upcycling, a general ethos of reducing waste and using what we have. It’s not about beating ourselves with a stick, it’s just about giving thought to how we can make small changes in our lives just a little more sustainable and reduce our impact on the environment.
Last month’s theme challenge was “Floral” and I made an DIY Painted Upcycled Mug with tulips. For this month theme “Welcoming Spring” and of course a sustainable as a base to any of our challenge projects, I made use of my rattan basket handle and made a DIY Spring Wreath from Upcycling Rattan Basket. Last challenge, I presented tulips and on this Welcoming Spring Challenge, I presenting lavender flowers.
Things To Prepare
I love the rattan handle look, so I just use it as it is. It’s already stand out with its character. I also use my previous project as a decoration for the Spring wreath, which is my Mini Spring Flower Cart that I made from upcycling tin cart. yes, this Spring wreath is load with upcycling materials. I even use the ribbon bow that I re-use from a flower bouquet. Anyway, let’s see what are the complete supplies that I used to make this DIY Spring Wreath:
- A rattan basket handle
- Creamy white ribbon bow (satin and organdy)
- Lavender artificial flowers
- A mini spring flower cart (I fill up some artificial moss inside the cart)
- Hot glue
How To Make
It’s actually very simple to make my Spring Wreath. Only took me a few easy steps to finish my lavender wreath. Now, gather all the supplies which I’ve mentioned above and follow these easy steps on how to make DIY Spring Wreath from upcycling rattan basket :
1 . Take the rattan handle and and bend it into a loop and secure it with rope, tide tightly!
2. Get your beautiful lavenders (fresh or artificial, is up to you; mine is artificial lavenders) and bend it along the rattan loop, facing both left and right. Secure it.
3 .Then I use my mini spring flower cart with the words “Spring Flowers” as a Spring sign
4. Give the final touch to the wreath with a neutral color ribbon bows on top of the rattan loop. And you’re done!
Super easy and simple, right? And I didn’t spent much money for it, because my supplies were all used and scraps that I had. I just need to buy the artificial lavender, but if you have fresh lavender on your backyard, then this project won’t cost you any money. So, have fun with your own version of simple Spring Wreath from upcycling something and Happy Spring everyone!
Now let’s take a look at what the other Sustainable Pinterest Challenge participants have made for their “Welcoming Spring” challenge.
Julie | Sum of their Stories
Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Terri | A Good Life
Lydia | Life Beyond the Kitchen
T’onna | Sew Crafty Crochet
Julie | Treasures Made From Yarn
Allyson | Southern Sunflowers
Mel | Decor Craft Design
Niki | Life as a LEO Wife
Linda | Crafts a la Mode
Here are the projects :
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