Spring means it's gardening season! If you enjoy gardening, everyone will know how much you love it if you create a simple garden-themed seed packet wreath. It’s the perfect spring and summer wreath that won’t break the bank because it’s made with dollar store materials.
This wreath is perfect to hang on a garden shed, patio, or front door this spring and summer or a great gift for the gardeners in your life.
With Mother’s Day being a spring holiday, gifting her a seed packet spring wreath is a way to add some brightness to her home and show you care since you took the time to make it yourself!
Our Dollar Tree wreath is a simple, inexpensive DIY project! We'll teach you how to make it using a wire wreath, artificial flowers, seed packets, ribbon, and gloves for under $10.
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how to make a spring wreath with a garden theme
Since this is the time of year, spring and summer, when many of us are planting our flower and vegetable seeds, a seed packet wreath seemed like a natural fit.
Materials needed to make the spring seed packet wreath:
Dollar Tree Supplies
- Round wire wreath
- 3 to 6 seed packets
- Garden gloves
- 2 spools of ribbon to wrap around the wreath
- 1 spool of ribbon for bow
- 2 - Artificial spring flower sprigs
Household supplies you'll need
- Tacky glue or glue gun with glue sticks
- Cable zip ties (Can be purchased at Dollar Tree)
- Wire pliers
- Outdoor Mod Podge (optional)
- Sponge brush (optional)
step by step INSTRUCTIONS for making the garden seed packet wreath
STEP 1: protecting seed packets
If the wreath will be outside on a shed, potting bench or patio, you may want to protect the seed packets from weather conditions like rain.
Brush a coat of Outdoor Mod Podge on the front and back of the seed packets. This product is water-resistant, not waterproof but will help the wreath last longer.
STEP 2: wrap wreath form with ribbon
Although any ribbon can be used, wide burlap ribbon wrapped around the wire circle wreath works really well and is steady and durable.
The entire wreath will be covered with ribbon except for one section. Leave one section uncovered.
Begin with the curved side of the wreath facing down toward your work surface. Slide the ribbon underneath the smallest rung on the wreath. Fold it and glue it in place.
Flip the wreath over and begin tightly wrapping the ribbon around the wreath overlapping the ribbon slightly as you go.
When one roll of ribbon ends, use tacky glue or a hot glue gun to adhere the ribbon end to the back of the wreath. Press gently to secure. To start the next roll of ribbon, secure the end to the back of the wreath with glue.
Continue wrapping and overlapping the ribbon until there is only one section left. With a scissor cut the ribbon and glue to back.
STEP 3: Prepare flowers for garden wreath
It is necessary to cut the artificial flowers with their stems from the floral sprig.
A pair of wire cutter pliers makes the job easy.
Hold the wire-cutting pliers in your right hand and fully open them (reverse if you are left-handed). With the artificial flower in your left hand, place the stem in between the wire cutter jaws, all the way up to where the jaws are hinged together (where the cutter is).
Now, close the jaws of the wire cutters quickly and firmly. You’ll hear a snap as the wire cuts.
Once the flowers are cut from the sprig, they need to be made into two bundles of flowers.
Take the flowers from one of the sprigs and bundle the stems together. Circle the zip tie around the bundle. Take the end of the tie and thread it through the square notch on the back of the tie. Now, tighten the tie until it is securely around the flower bundle.
After securing, trim off the excess zip tie plastic.
Repeat by making a second bundle.
Preview the wreath by placing the two bundles facing away from each other in the unwrapped wreath section. And the gloves under the bundles on either side. Refer to the following picture.
STEP 4: Attach Gloves
Once you like the wreath arrangement, attach the gloves to the wreath using hot glue or tacky glue.
Also, use a dab of glue to attach a few of the fingers to the wreath.
STEP 5: attach the floral bundles
Lay out your floral bundles at the top to determine placement again. If the stems are too long, use wire cutter pliers to cut them shorter.
Then take a zip tie and attach one bundle to one of the middle wreath rungs. Attach the other floral bundle to the other middle rung with a zip tie.
Flip the wreath to the back. Make sure the zip ties are very tight. Trim off the excess zip tie plastic.
STEP 6: attach bow to garden spring wreath
Make a loopy bow. At Dollar Tree, I found ribbon with bees which I felt was quite appropriate for this wreath.
Do you have trouble making bows? Kimberly, the creator of Sweet Red Poppy, has wonderful step-by-step instructions with photos on how to tie a perfect bow with ribbon - seven ways.
After making the bow, attach it to the wreath with hot glue or a zip tie.
Hooray! You did it! The garden-themed seed packet wreath is finished.
Hang the wreath and enjoy.
Below the wreath is displayed in my garden on a fireplace screen which I repurposed as a decorative backyard element. Fireplace screens are relatively inexpensive at thrift and antique stores and make amazing garden decorations.
Or hang it on a shed! Or any place you wish.
This garden-themed spring wreath is a simple, inexpensive DIY project using Dollar Tree seed packets and materials. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and decide to make one.
Happy Spring and Happy Crafting!
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