You didn’t actually think I was done making and posting wreaths, did you? Of course you didn’t! Truth be told, I’ve had our winter wreath out for months now. I figured I could get a couple of months out of it, maybe even have it up all the way through March but El Paso had a different idea. It’s been so warm here lately, up in the mid-70s, even in the 80s so my beautiful snowflaked wreath felt… wrong. So one day, as he was leaving for work, Lance took it down and said “Um, yeah it’s in the 80s”. And I thought, crap! I need a new wreath. Aaaand then my door sat naked for a week or two while I tried to decide what to do – there’s so many choices for a beautiful spring wreath! I might even make two but for now, we’re rocking a spring moss wreath!
The first thing to know is that no, I didn’t glue every single little moss piece onto that wreath. Thankfully, moss comes in sheets! Except, the one I bought (at Walmart, no less – should’ve known better and bought the one at Michael’s!) was weird… it came in what I can only describe as patches. So, what I did was glue those patches onto my wreath. This time around, I used a straw wreath since those tend to be a little thicker than the foam wreaths AND cheaper, so bonus!
I left the back of the wreath uncovered until the end, and then I glued some felt pieces so it won’t scratch the door when it gets windy – and boy does it get windy here in El Paso! Also, when I was done I sprayed it with some Krylon UV-Resistant Clear Coating. This serves two purposes, stop all those little pieces of moss from falling off and protecting it from fading in the sun. Then, I glued some butterflies I got at Michael’s and added some burlap ribbon for hanging, and bam! it was done!
Lance says I should’ve gone with different colored butterflies but I like it this way. It might be because I miss seeing the color green – there’s no grass and no tress here in El Paso so I’m adding green in just about any way I can in my life!