Today we’re trying out an idea I got from another blogger, The Craft Patch – a Farmhouse Tire Swing Spring Wreath. When lots of wreath makers find a viral video, they come to me for more detailed steps and instructions. So I’m excited for you to see my version of this creative wreath! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Let’s Make a Farmhouse Tire Spring Wreath
In this video, we’re using a galvanized metal tire swing to make a wreath! This is a unique wreath you could hang on your door, in a tree or would even be super cute on a porch. Here’s how to make it:
1 Galvanized Tire Swing (Hobby Lobby on the Spring Aisle)
2 Pink Rose, Peony, Dahlia Bouquets (Hobby Lobby)
1 fern bush (Hobby Lobby)
1 Variegated Mini English Ivy bush (Hobby Lobby)
1 White Ranunculus Bush (Hobby Lobby)
1 Peach Ranunculus Bush (Hobby Lobby)
- Bird nests
Sheet Moss (local florist)
- Styrofoam blocks
Floral Pins (Hobby Lobby)
Pick Machine (optional)
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How to Make a Farmhouse Tire Spring Wreath
- Hot glue two blocks of Styrofoam to the inside bottom of the tire. Note: If the Styrofoam is too large, use a serrated knife to shape it and if it doesn’t seem to hold, you can use E6000 glue but it will need to dry overnight.
- To hide the Styrofoam, cover it with sheet moss using floral pins.
- If you are using flower bushes like I am in the video, separate them by carefully using a box cutter or knife to break the wax seal on the stem. This will give you nice long stems to work with.
- Begin inserting your flowers into the Styrofoam. Start by placing the taller flowers in the back. Trim the flower stems depending on how tall you want the flowers to appear. Note: You can use an awl to make a hole before inserting your items if you are having trouble getting the picks into the Styrofoam.
- I added birds nests to the arrangement as well. To do this, add a bit of hot glue to the bottom of the nest, then insert picks at an angle (like an X) and add a dab of hot glue to the picks before inserting into the arrangement.
- Next, add in the ivy. Separate it out if it is a part of a bush by cutting into individual stems. I like to mimic how an ivy plant would look and let it trail down the front of the wreath. Note: If the stems are too thin to go into the Styrofoam, you’ll want to add a pick and a bit of hot glue.
- Go back and fill in with the remainder of your flowers. There is no right or wrong, it’s all about what you like. I tend to group smaller flowers together for a bigger impact and try to vary the height.
- If your arrangement will be viewed from both sides, add items to the back to mirror the front.
- Lastly, I added a few fern pieces. This adds a nice bit of dimension and texture to the arrangement.
How to Make a Farmhouse Tire Spring Wreath video…
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I hope you enjoyed this Farmhouse Tire Spring Wreath tutorial and again thanks to The Craft Patch for her inspiration! You could use whatever colors or flowers you would like and add a bow of your choice as well. Wouldn’t this be fun with a 4th of July theme?
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