HOW TO MAKE AN EASY, SPRING APPLE BLOSSOM WREATH THAT REQUIRES ONLY PIPE CLEANERS TO PUT IT TOGETHER, AND TAKES UNDER 10 MINUTES TO MAKE. THE BEST PART IS BY USING THE PIPE CLEANERS IT CAN ALL COME APART AND BE REINVENTED INTO SOMETHING NEW IN THE FUTURE!
Just when I thought Michigan was getting an early Spring we were hit with another blizzard. After 3 days in a row of warmer temps and sunshine Mother Nature pulled a fast one, like she always does, and dumped more heavy wet snow in the mitten state. I must say it was the most beautiful snowfall we’ve had all winter long, with softball size snowflakes. They were huge, puffy, white flakes swirling around the cabin in quite a magical way. I’ve been a Michigander my whole life and I’ve never seen flakes like these.
The weather aside I was still ready to bring a little Spring into the place without purchasing something new. I knew I wanted to make a wreath so my wheels started turning, that’s scary right there, and remembered a boxwood wreath I’d never used in my stash and a strand of apple blossom garland hanging around somewhere in the basement. So the hunt began, and sure enough the things I needed were right where I’d put them so I snatched them up and started putting my game plan together.
I really hated to get out the hot glue gun to attach the garland to the boxwood wreath, I knew it would be a permeant things if I did that so I went with plan “B”…..pipe cleaners. It was so easy to assemble I placed the boxwood wreath right side up on the table, wound the garland into a circle on top of the wreath, flipped it over, and attached it all together with pipe cleaners. Now I can take it apart and reuse everything when I’m ready for something new.
Since the wreath was made to hang on our pantry door I went with black and white gingham ribbon to hang it from. Wreaths just don’t work out well on our entrance doors, on the outside that is, it’s always so windy where we’re at. The wreaths either get wind whipped or blow off the door completely, so using this one inside was a much better choice.
The next thing on my Spring to do list is plan my cut flower garden and also find a way to add a few cinderella pumpkin plants to the area. I’m not interested in creating a new space for them, so I’m trying to figure out what I can plant with what and make it all work. What’s on your Spring list of things to do?