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Mini Wreath Spring Decor

As each season rolls around, it’s fun to think of ways to bring that same feel into our home. We add warm colors in the fall, soothing colors in winter, then comes spring and summer when the options are limitless. For me, what I enjoy most is not the box-store decor, but really bringing nature in any form I can. Today, I’m taking a mini wreath set and making my own spring decor. Won’t you join me?

Mini Wreaths Before | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I found these cuties at a thrift store for a buck or so. They’re about 4″ in diameter and perfect for a simple crafty adventure. However, you could use canning rings, wooden rings…you get the idea. While I’ve created a video tutorial for you, I’m also taking it step by step so you can join in the creating too.

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

Here’s what you’ll need to get your crafty groove on right along with me:

  • mini wreaths (or canning lids, wooden rings, anything you want to make into a wreath)
  • mosses or other accents (flowers, grasses, twigs, leaves etc.)
  • Sculpey clay for mushrooms (or premade mushrooms)
  • twine or ribbon
  • beads (optional)
  • scissors
  • glue gun/glue sticks
  • acrylic craft paint (optional)

As you can imagine, there are limitless ways to run with this for other seasons, holidays…any event you desire. With that in mind, I’m focusing on relieving my spring fever with adding a bit to my home.

In addition, for best reference, the video shows the step best, but let’s get started in text form.

STEP 1

First, cut a length of twine twice the length you want it to hang. After that, wrap around and add a bead or bow for accent, and knot off at the top for a hanger.

Mini Wreath with Bead and Twine | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Twine Wreaths for DIY Spring Decor | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

STEP 2

At this point, you can add the embellishments. For me, I’m using a bit of dollar story moss as well as moss I dry for my crafting purposes.

Reindeer Moss and Dried Moss for DIY Mini Wreath Tutorial | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Then, using your hot glue, add a bead and apply your mosses in layers to create texture and interest.

Adding Mosses to Mini Wreaths | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

STEP 3

Next, grab the polymer clay (Sculpey) and create your shrooms. At least this kind of fungus won’t take you on a psychedelic trip. tee hee.

Sculpey III Polymer Clay for Mini Wreath Tutorial | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Mini Sculpey Mushrooms for Wreath | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

With this clay, I need to bake it for a short time. Not only can you use polymer clay, but you can also use air-dry clay – just follow the instructions on the packaging. Furthermore, you can see how I’ve used Sculpey for various purposes HERE.

Handmade Clay Mushrooms for Mini Wreath Spring Decor Tutorial | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

As you can see, I’ve not only made toadstools, but also all kinds of sweet fungi to create our mini wreath decorations.

STEP 4

Last, once your mushrooms have cooled and cured, you can paint them to suit your heart’s desire. For my purposes, I mix up my own colors using basic craft acrylics, then add details and shading after the base colors are cured.

Painting Polymer Clay Mushroom | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Finally, when you have finished the details, you use your glue gun and glue to tuck them into the moss.

Gluing Clay Mushroom onto Mini Wreath | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Featured Mini Wreaths Video Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

WELCOME SPRING

While many may choose to think of bunnies, chicks, and the like when spring arrives, my heart turns to mushrooms. Does anyone else think of them in spring? Certainly, I have very sweet memories of trapsing through the woods with my bapcia (Polish grandmother) and family in tow in search of morels in the forest I grew up in. At long last, here are my mini wreath decorations ready for adding a woodland theme to any home.

DIY Mini Wreaths for Spring Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #crafts #spring #diy

A DIY Spring Wreath Video Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #spring #homedecor

Likewise, this isn’t the first time I’ve made mushrooms for spring decor. Check out these upcycled sweaters turned mushrooms for decorating the top of my upright grand piano HERE. The funny thing is, I don’t care to eat them…they’re like slugs! haha!

Mushroom Mini Wreath for Spring Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #spirng #diy

Morel Mini Wreath Spring Decor Video by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #spring #diy #crafts

Mini Morel Mushrooms in Wreath by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #mushrooms #crafts #spring

So tell me, do you have any fun spring stories or things that make you smile?

Woodland Theme Wreath Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #woodland #spring #diy

Toadstool Mini Mushrooms by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #mushrooms #crafts #diy

If you’d like to make this set a part of your home story, you can find this and more available in my online store.

  • Magic Linen Beige Waffle Blanket available at Prodigal Pieces | shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #bedding
    Magic Linen Waffle Blanket ~ $130

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Additionally, after leaving me some comment love below, take a minute to pin and share my mini wreath tutorial too. Let’s inspire others to create too!

This mini wreath tutorial complete with video step-by-step instructions makes for whimsical decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #spring #diy #tutorial

Before you go, feast your eyes on this squat cutie that is next on the makeover list.

Nightstand Chest Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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Also, while you’re at it, take a peek at these other spring decor DIY’s like this mini wreath tutorial:

DIY Upcycled Footboard Made into 3 Different Projects: Plant Hanger Stands, Bookends, and Planter Box | Full project at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #handmade #farmhouse #garden

DIY Rustic Carrots made from Upcycled Furniture Legs for spring-time decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #crafts #spring #home #farmhouse #homedecor

Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    Those are the cutest!!! You are unbelievably talented and SO CREATIVE!!! The daffodils and red buds are blooming here in NC and my cherry trees are beginning to flower. Spring is definitely in the air (along with the pollen!!) Your little wreaths fit right in!!! πŸ„πŸŒΉπŸŒΈπŸ’πŸŒΊπŸŒ·πŸŒ»πŸ₯€πŸ„ πŸ§šπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’πŸŒ·πŸŒ»

    • Larissa says

      I can imagine the glorious sight! I am eager beaver for spring to arrive here in full force. For now, I enjoy my crocus and tips of daffodils and hyacinths peeking up. Thanks so much, Rebecca!

  2. Lori Sawyer says

    When i think of spring its always daffodils and mushrooms. Your custom shroom wreathes are awesome!

    • Larissa says

      Yes! My first blooms here are crocus, followed by hyacinths and daffodils. I’m so excited to see them peeking out!

  3. Marie says

    Super cute natural spring wreath decor Larissa. I love the simplicity and girl, you make very realistic looking mushrooms!

    • Larissa says

      I’ve had them hanging around waiting for a couple years…isn’t that crazy? I couldn’t let go of them because I wanted to complete my vision for them. Thanks so much, Marie. πŸ™‚

  4. JM says

    Great job on the mini wreaths! Absolutely adorable. πŸ™‚

  5. Becky says

    What CUTENESS! Those ‘shrooms are adorable!

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