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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Spring Wreath with Ribbon Streamers

I first saw this type of wreath on front doors when we were in San Antonio Texas during the spring fiesta that is held there each year.  

 The one's you see on the doors during Fiesta in San Antonio  are made with bright bold colors.

  I wanted mine to have pastel colors and  shabby chic look.

I started my wreath with a hanging basket style silk geranium bush.

             I fluffed up my geranium bush and attached the long pieces around the wreath with floral wire.

If the existing flower is not in the "right place" on the wreath,   I just "serpentine" it rather than clip it off.

I did clip a couple of the long ones to fill in on the right side of the wreath.

I added three tulips to give my wreath a spring feel.

 When spring is over,  I can take them out and replace them with summer flowers.....I will do the same thing this fall.    So,  this wreath will last me thru three seasons.

I like to use at least three sizes of blooms to add texture to my,  I have the geraniums,  the tulips,  and these small filler flowers and of course a couple of roses!

I could finish my wreath up now with a pretty pink bow.....but you know me better than that!     More is

  I wanted to add ribbon streamers to the lower half of my wreath.

One of our friends is decluttering  his 90+ year old mother's home  and he brought me by about 37 yards of pale green satin and a big roll of white netting.
  I tore the yard or so of satin that had been ruined by tape marks to make streamers and used up odd's and ends of pastel ribbon that were left over  from crafting projects.

His mom had wrapped each bolt with box tape to hold them together and when I took it off there was a sticky residue left behind.

I love to watch the streamers wave in the gentle breeze when I sit on the porch......

You will want to do this project outside as it gets pretty messy when you weave the ribbons thru your grapevine wreath!

I took the photo on the left two days ago...........................the right one is from today  

You can see that the ornamental pears are in full bloom today!

H is making a country farm table for the front porch...can't wait to show you!


  1. Your wreath turned out darling Penny. Love the ornamental pears too!

  2. Wow Penny! This is such a gorgeous wreath! Love the streamers too! Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned to share :) Have a lovely week ahead!

  3. I like your idea of having one wreath with changeable aspects to get through the seasons. And I always think of geraniums for Memorial Day and 4th of July.

  4. Very pretty wreath. So nice that your friend gave your the materials. Love that shade of green. Looks springtime at your porch. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  5. Penny, I love the streamers on the wreath!! It's beautiful and different from what we always see.

    1. Hi Penny, thanks for linking this lovely with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. :)

  6. Loving your wreath penny, you did a great job!

  7. This is such a cute idea! I love how it turned out!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  8. Lovely wreath--and great tips for the DIYer. Wreaths are not rocket science for sure---and your streamers are a lot, but I bet fun to watch blow. I love your planters turned shades on the porch---what a cute idea, Sandi

  9. That wreath needs to adorn my front door! Pinned and shared. Thanks for linking up at #OverTheMoon! I hope you will join me at #Wonderful Wednesday.

  10. Oh that looks so pretty and feminine. We aren't big on wreaths in Australia for some reason however I do like this one. Thank you for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon link up and hope to see you next week.

  11. Now that is an impressive wreath! I love the ribbon streamers, especially that lovely shade of green. Beautiful!

  12. Penny, your wreath is really pretty and I love the shade of the ribbon streamers. Your pear trees are gorgeous!

  13. I really love the streamers on the gorgeous wreath

  14. I love your gorgeous spring wreath you made Penny.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  15. What a clever idea Penny it is beautiful!

  16. The streamers are a nice romantic touch to the wreath.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  17. You have created a wonderful spring wreathe.
    This is such good advice-
    'I like to use at least three sizes of blooms to add texture to my wreath.'.
    Thank you for sharing this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday!
    We are so glad you are here.

  18. This is so so pretty :) Thank you so much for sharing!
    Joanita @ Snickerdoodle Sunday

  19. You did a beautiful job! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday! xoxo

  20. Aw that turned out so pretty, I love that beautiful Victorian look! Thanks for sharing found you at the fluster buster creative muster! :)

  21. What a lovely idea for a wreath! And what a great boon in that pretty satin! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! The party is live again tonight, we hope to see you there!

  22. Penny, this post is being featured at No Place Like Home this week. Have a lovely day.

  23. Such a pretty wreath ~ thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  24. What a gorgeous porch you have!


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