DIY Spring Wreath With Blooming Wellies

To make a wreath for my Potting Shed door, I started with a faux forsythia wreath I’ve had for a couple of years.

I decided to embellish the wreath with a pair of favorite wellies as vases.

I had an extra package of shower curtain rings that I used to hang my watering cans, aka The Chain Gang.

The wellies have a rubber tab on the back of them to run the curtain hooks through and hang them on the wreath hanger on the door.

I cut some stems of azaleas in the yard that are blooming along with the last couple of daffodils to add to the wellies on the wreath.



Tip: Daffodils secrete a sap that can shorten the vase life of other flowers. To use daffodils in a vase with other flowers, cut them and put them in a vase by themselves for at least an hour or longer. After the stems have secreted their sap, they’re ready to add to other flowers in a mixed bouquet as long as you don’t recut the stems again.

Whenever I cut woody stems for an arrangement whether foliage or flowers, I use a vegetable peeler to strip the outside layers of the stems. Removing 3 – 4 inches of the outer wood, helps the azaleas ‘drink’ and stay hydrated and fresh longer.

Acrylic cups serve as lightweight vases to hold water placed inside the wellies.

I tucked a pair of floral garden tools into the wellies to add some additional blooms.

This wreath only cost me my time as I already had everything and cut the flowers from the garden. You can use any wreath as a base. Look around your home and repurpose what you have. Use a watering can in the center instead of rainboots, add some ribbon, tie on some garden gloves or whatever you have that says ‘spring’ to you!

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