Spring Wreath and a Husband’s Honest Opinion


Happy spring everyone! I asked my husband what he thought of our new spring wreath. I used 6” ribbon versus mesh wreath material and was uncertain of the results. I needed his opinion. He looked me straight in the eyes and said nothing. He pursed his lips and I could tell he was trying to find a “nice” way to let me down easy. Instead of telling me I made an ugly wreath he goes into his philosophy that we should only have a wreath for Christmas. He doesn’t understand why we “need” a wreath for each holiday. gasp

He is right. We don’t need a wreath to bring in each holiday. In my defense I don’t make one for each month. We have one for Valentine’s Day, spring, Halloween, and Christmas. I do want to make one for 4th of July. See, we don’t have one for EVERY holiday. I love making wreaths  because of the instant gratification (you can usually make one in less than 30 minutes). Plus I love dressing up our front door. What do you think?

I used the tutorial on burlapwreath.com. Instead of using burlap I used 6” wired ribbon and an 18” wire wreath frame. They used a 12” wire wreath frame and only threaded the burlap once per section but because I used a larger wreath frame I threaded the ribbon twice per section for a fuller look and to fill in the gaps because of the larger frame. I found the clover wreath centerpiece at JoAnn’s on sale for 50% off. I thought about adding ribbon and other decorations but liked the simplicity of the ribbon wreath with the centerpiece.

In honor of spring and new and old friendships I leave you with my favorite Irish blessing.

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

Happy Spring dear friends!

4 thoughts on “Spring Wreath and a Husband’s Honest Opinion

  1. thestripedcoyote says:

    LOL I loved this post. I like your wreath! I make wreaths too, actually. I never really saw a tutorial though, I just kind of went nuts with a hot glue gun one day… and it turned out well. Men are so funny. Sometimes I wonder if my boyfriend doesn’t want to tell me he doesn’t like some things I make, but he also wants to let me down nicely. One time I was experimenting and I tried to make a quinoa lentil soup, and it turned out more like bland sludge…even I didn’t want to eat it… and he ate ALL of it and claimed he “enjoyed” it. Ha!

    • Tanya Finley says:

      HA! I love that you whipped up a wreath on your own! Wreaths are so much fun to make. Your boyfriend must really LOVE you if he ate your sludge. 😉 When it comes to food my husband tells me that gently that he doesn’t like something I made only for fear that I’ll make it again.

    • Tanya says:

      If I can make a wreath I’m positive you can too! You’re an artist in the kitchen so making a wreath will be a breeze. 🙂 Happy Easter to you too!!

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