DIY Spring Tulips for the Front Door
Everywhere you look on Pinterest and Etsy, you’ll see tulip wreaths.
I’ve eyed this one for some time and have seen variations galore on this same theme, so I decided to try my hand at making something similar.
I tried analyzing the ratio of pink, fuchsia and white tulips in the pics so I could make mine similar. I’m so scientific like that, don’t you know.
Anyway, when I got to Michael’s last night I learned two things:
- You want to buy “mini” tulip bunches, not regular sized tulips. I used Ashland brand which were 50% off, making each stem $2.
- THEY sell the very tri-color tulip bunches I wanted, so all my math was wasted. 😉
I quickly decided that the wreath was out of the question financially, because I’d need 20 bunches of tulips! I decided to move to plan B which was to fill a container with tulips.
I used 10 bunches of tulips. They didn’t have enough of the tri-color tulip bunches, so I bought a bunch of white, pale pink and fuchsia. (I just matched the tri-color bunches.) I moved all the greenery up the stem before I clipped them apart with wire cutters. I grouped a fuschia, pale pink and white together so the color would be evenly distributed.
I used a piece of floral foam and shoved it into the container. (You can fill any flat backed container that you like.)
Then I started filling the tulips in making sure they were as tall and wide as I wanted the finished piece to be. I added a bow. Simple and Spring-y.
I used the rest of the tulips to fill a tea pot for my living room.
Do you have a hard time thinking of front door decorations like I do? Someone should open a business selling just front door decor and table centerpieces! There’s a market for that. 😉