Spring Refresh

We have been busy, busy, busy here at THE Farmhouse. Spring has brought Farmhouse projects, more work at our rental house, seed starting, broken bones, doctor appointments (yes! Matthew shattered his wrist!) birthday parties, LOTS of baby cows here at the farm, Easter and Spring Break! Most days it feels like we are adding to our “to-do” list faster than we can check things off – I know I can get a few Amens!

 

 

 

In the midst of our busy life, the occasional warm day we have had recently had me inspired to spruce up our porch. We had our annual Easter Egg Hunt with my husband’s family on the books and as embarrassed as I am to admit it, I still had my winter wreath on my front door… no joke. It’s April and our front door was adorn with a dried up boxwood wreath I made in December… I did not take a picture of it and you should be glad, it was bad.

I’m sure several of you have seen those ADORABLE gold metal hoop wreaths on Pinterest – I have pinned several. I figured it could be a easy, simple project for a QUICK update before we had 10 adults & 8 children (plus our family of 6!) over for an Egg Hunt in the front year.

A trip to Joann’s and $15 gave me all the supplies I needed to tackle the project.

SUPPLIES:

Gold 12″ Craft Ring – $3 at Joanns and that price beat Amazon! 

-Fowers of choice – I spent about $10 for 5 faux flowers and some faux lambs ear 

-Floral Wire – I had some but searched and searched and could not find it… I was pleased it was only $2 at Joanns! 

-Wire cutters (I had these) Most needle-nose pliers have a flat spot on them for cutting wire.

-Ribbon or Hook of choice – I used some pink cloth trim I already had. 

To start, I used small sections of floral wire to fix my green pieces (faux lambs ear) to the metal ring/hoop. I used wire cutters to trim off the bottom section some of each greenery/flower stem so the wreath wouldn’t be too bulky.

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Ignore our wood floors that need to be refinished – it’s on the list… our very long list…

After I added all the greenery I wanted, I started on the flowers using the same method.

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After I added the flower above, I went on to add 2 more large blossoms and 2 small “buds.” The whole thing took me about 15 mins! I grabbed a couple new boxwoods from Lowe’s ($15 a piece) and popped them into resin pots I already had. I LOVE BOXWOODS!! My porch had been pretty bare since I took down my Christmas decorations – for $45 my porch is spruced up but still looks simple – I LOVE simple when it comes to decorating. Less is more… unless it comes to lights & ornaments on a christmas tree – in that case, more is MORE fantastic!

 

I am very pleased with my spring porch update! The ORIGINAL door of THE Farmhouse is still hanging in there but it’s old, drafty and needs to be replaced. The house needs to a fresh coat of paint and eventually I want TWO lights on either side of my front door 🙂 UNTIL then my new spring wreath and fresh boxwoods are helping me enjoy our front porch yet another season. Also, the weather was a little dreary BUT our Egg Hunt went off without a hitch and another year was enjoyed by all.

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You can see how I had the wreath hung sideways for the Egg Hunt – Afterwards I changed it so the flowers were at the bottom. I enjoy it this way more.

 

Happy Spring!

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