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Watering Can Wreath for Spring

By Rachel

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This watering can wreath for Spring is quick, easy, and budget-friendly!

As we bid farewell to the cold and dreary Winter, it’s time to welcome in the warmth and beauty of the new season. And, what better way to do so than by creating a stunning watering can wreath for Spring? This simple and stylish DIY project is super simple and cheap to put together!

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With endless uses, this wreath will not only add a touch of charm to your home but it will also help you unleash your creativity and the joys of Spring. From start to finish, this wreath took 20 minutes to make. So, grab your gardening gloves and let’s dive into the world of crafting with this delightful wreath tutorial.

In this post, we’ll explore the steps and techniques needed to create a beautiful watering can wreath for Spring. Bring a touch of whimsy to your home and welcome guests with cheer!

DIY Spring wreath using a watering can

Materials Needed for a DIY Watering Can Floral Wreath

A Quick Word About the Watering Can:

Because this is a wreath, my suggestion would be to choose a watering can that is either plastic or a very light weight tin. You don’t want it to be heavy. Shop your house to see if you have one that would work otherwise check your local thrift store!

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Watering Can Wreath for Spring Tutorial

With a few materials, you can have this Spring wreath made in just minutes!

As always, this tutorial is meant to be a guide. Tweak things as you see fit so that it best matches your spaces’ aesthetic. Let’s get into it!

Step 1: Cut Floral Foam.

The first step is to cut the floral foam. The easiest way I have found to do this is to use a serrated knife.

Tip: Keep the plastic on when you are cutting the foam. This method helps to contain the huge mess that comes with cutting floral foam!

cut floral foamYour watering can will, most likely, differ in size from mine.

But, all you want to do here is cut the foam small enough so that it fits through the top of the watering can yet small enough so that it doesn’t move around in the can itself.

This might take a few cuts and tries but you’ll get there!

cutting floral foam

Step 2: Insert Foam Into Watering Can.

Then, place all of the cut floral foam pieces into the watering can.

As you can see, I did a few layers and added some smaller pieces to the sides to keep it all in place.

You don’t want the foam moving around and tipping once you hang the wreath, so make sure that all of your foam is very secure.

floral foam in watering can

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Step 4: Arrange Flowers.

I did not want to purchase any new faux stems for this project, so I used what I had on hand.

However, you could also opt to use fresh flowers using the exact same method shown.

This is the pile that I pulled from, ultimately settling on a few yellow varieties and some trailing greens.

pile of faux stems

In my book, there is no right or wrong way to arrange flowers. Whatever looks good to you, do that!

So, I started with yellow ranunculus stems near the back of the watering can.

Tip: If the stems are too long, you can either bend them in half or cut them using a floral cutter.

faux yellow ranunculus flowers

I firmly pushed the stem down into the floral foam.

stick flowers into foam

Then, I added another ranunculus stem.

At this point, the watering can was starting to fill out, which is exactly what you want!

keep placing flowers in foam

Then, for some variety and contrast in texture, I poked a few of these yellow wildflower stems amongst the ranunculus.

Keep adding flowers until the watering can is lush and overflowing with flowers.

faux yellow wildflowers

The last thing I added, at the very front, is this beautiful stem of trailing greenery. I love how wispy and natural it looks!

Once you have all of your flowers in place, I found it helpful to do a ‘test tip’. Meaning, tip your watering can as if you had it hanging from the handle on a door.

This will help you to visualize how your wreath will look and, if you don’t like how something looks, now is a much easier time to adjust rather than when it’s already hung.

faux flowers in watering can wreath

Step 4: Cut the Ribbon.

I chose pink ribbon for my wreath but any color will work! Options include white, light green, or yellow.

As for the length of ribbon, it all depends on how short or long you want your wreath to hang. For reference, I cut about a 14 inch piece of ribbon and then cut it to the correct length once I had it attached.

cut pink ribbon for a DIY wreath

Step 5: Attach the Ribbon.

Now the only thing left to do is to tie on the ribbon for hanging!

Figure out the angle at which you want your watering can wreath to hang. Then, knot your ribbon on the handle accordingly.

ribbon on watering can wreath

Lastly, to hang the wreath, I adhered a 3M hook to the inside of my hutch door.

Once in place, I cut the tag ends of the ribbon so they wouldn’t be seen from the front!

attach ribbon to door

Step 6: Display Your Wreath!

And voila!  Just like that, this watering can wreath for Spring is complete!

I truly love how it turned out and adore the look of it hanging on my hutch door.

full watering can wreath on a hutch door

The trailing greenery coming out of the front is akin to water being poured out of the spout. Isn’t that so cute?!

trailing greenery in watering can wreath

I hung this on my hutch door but you could also try:

  • the front door
  • a screen door
  • hang from a hook
  • a wall
  • set it on a mantel or shelf
  • a large window

DIY watering can wreath for Spring

I mean it when I say that YOU can do this! It’s so easy to create and you can totally pull this together using things you already have around the house. So, honestly, this wreath could be free to make!

All in, I spent $6.00 on the watering can and $2.00 on the ribbon. Everything else I had, meaning this wreath cost me a total of $8.00. That’s the ultimate reward of DIY decor…you are just not going to find that cheap of a wreath anywhere else!

DIY watering can wreath

And, creating a wreath with your own two hands means that you get to customize each and every part of it. Being able to carefully choose the colors of the ribbon, flowers, and even the watering can allows you to match this DIY Spring wreath so that it seamlessly blends with your other decor!

Give it a try…you truly have nothing to lose!

DIY Spring wreath

Closing Tidbits on a DIY Watering Can Wreath for Spring

The art of creating a watering can wreath for Spring is not only a fun DIY project but also a beautiful and unique addition to any home. We have explored the various materials and techniques needed to make a stunning wreath, including the use of a watering can, vibrant flowers, and lush greenery.

However, the real magic lies in the symbolism behind this wreath – a reminder of growth, renewal, and the beautiful changes that come with the Spring season.

Be encouraged to restart and begin again this season, in whatever way that is for you.

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Leave me a comment! Do like to decorate your door with a wreath? If you make it, let me know how it turns out. I love hearing from you!

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