Keep the Light: DIY Spring Wreath with Blooming Wellies

DIY Spring Wreath with blooming wellies | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #wreath #diy #flowers

Happy Monday!

I’m trying to keep a ‘spring in my step’ during these uncertain times.

DIY Spring Wreath with blooming wellies for Potting Shed door | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #wreath #diy #flowers

Staying busy with gardening and outdoor projects seems to help and I’ve been puttering around the Potting Shed and doing a little spring clean up.

Spring garden clean up and mulch around the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Gardening can be a great stress reliever even it’s daily small tasks, like weeding, watering, dividing plants or sowing some seeds.

Garden glove and spring planting | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

 If you’re able to get outdoors, just reading while listening to the birds while enjoying some fresh air and sunshine can be therapeutic and good for your mental health! If you’re stuck indoors, try watching the birds at the feeder by a window while you’re under a mandatory ‘stay at home’ order or order supplies to create a wreath or a new pair of rainboots to put a spring in your step. You can find just about anything on Amazon, including floral wellies / rainboots.

Forsythia Wreath | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #wreath #diy #flowers

With our ‘new normal’ of staying at home, I used what I already had to create a blooming wreath for the door of the Potting Shed, starting with a faux forsythia wreath, used here.

DIY Spring Wreath with blooming wellies | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #wreath #diy #flowers

A favorite pair of floral wellies are serving as vases to hang on the wreath.

DIY Spring Wreath with blooming wellies | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #wreath #diy #flowers

I had an extra package of shower curtain rings that I used to hang watering cans, aka The Chain Gang. The wellies have a rubber tab on the back to hang them on the wreath hanger on the door.

Use shower curtains for DIY spring wreath | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY

I cut some stems of azaleas that are blooming along with the last couple of daffodils to add to the wellies.

Azaleas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Whenever I cut woody stems for an arrangement whether foliage or flowers, I use a vegetable peeler to strip the outside layers of the  stems. Removing 3 – 4 inches of the outer wood, helps the azaleas ‘drink’ and stay hydrated and fresh longer.

Tip to keep woody stems fresh and hydrated in an arrangement! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Acrylic cups serve as lightweight vases to hold water tucked inside the wellies.

DIY Spring Wreath with blooming wellies | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #wreath #diy #flowers

Tip: Daffodils secrete a sap that can shorten the vase life of other flowers. To use daffodils in a vase with other flowers, cut them and put them in a vase by themselves for at least an hour or longer. After the stems have secreted their sap, they’re ready to add to other flowers in a mixed bouquet as long as you don’t recut the stems again.

Floral garden tools | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

I tucked a pair of floral garden tools into the wellies to add some additional blooms.

DIY Spring Wreath with blooming wellies for Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #wreath #diy #flowers

Forsythia wreath / T J Maxx, several years ago

Wellies and garden tools / Target, several years ago

DIY Spring Wreath with blooming wellies for Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #wreath #diy #flowers

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Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light. | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #garden #quote

“Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light.”

 – Theodore Roethke

DIY Spring Wreath with blooming wellies for Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #wreath #diy #flowers

Keep the light, stay at home and stay safe! ♥

Wellie vases with azaleas and daffodils by Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

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  33 comments for “Keep the Light: DIY Spring Wreath with Blooming Wellies

  1. Gale Crudup
    March 30, 2020 at 7:13 am

    Beautiful!
    So cheerful!
    Thank you, Mary!

  2. Stephanie Heath
    March 30, 2020 at 7:31 am

    I learn so many tricks from you every time I read your posts, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creativity with us! You always bring me cheer. Stat well and continue to play in the dirt💐

  3. Ann Woleben
    March 30, 2020 at 7:39 am

    Another inspiring post and filled with good tips on cutting flowers for arrangements. Your posts last week have brought a breath of fresh air and sunshine into our home. I loved seeing “the girls” enjoying the boat ride in yesterday’s post. Wonderful!

  4. Ellen
    March 30, 2020 at 7:54 am

    WOW!! Love that color!! Thanks for the lift!!

  5. Court Wilson
    March 30, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Beautiful ❤️

  6. Rita C.
    March 30, 2020 at 8:12 am

    Great therapy! Mary, your putting shed area looks great! Cute arrangement in the wellies, and azaleas already blooming, wow!

    • Rita C.
      March 30, 2020 at 8:14 am

      *potting shed. 😊 autocorrect shines.

  7. Alice Genzlinger
    March 30, 2020 at 8:13 am

    Thanks for the tips. Sharing with my sister.

  8. Jane
    March 30, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Beautiful! So cheerful.
    Thanks for brightening our day……
    Happy Monday 🌹

  9. Dorinda Selke
    March 30, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Mary~

    Two words ~ simply stunning!

    Hugs, Dorinda Selke

  10. Linda L
    March 30, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Your post put a spring in my step. Beautiful.

  11. Sandra Brown
    March 30, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Love! Gardening is definitely a big spirit lifter. Im accumulating a number of annuals ready for planting–which is early in Coastal Virginia! Window boxes and a new flower cutting garden! Thank you as always for the motivation, inspiration, and encouragement! Stay safe and well!

  12. March 30, 2020 at 8:42 am

    So bright and pretty Mary!! It is so soul satisfying to create from things you have!
    Jenna

  13. March 30, 2020 at 8:49 am

    A feel good post in these trying times.

  14. March 30, 2020 at 9:14 am

    What a delight it is to visit my favorite potting shed this morning, Mary!! You’ve enhanced you faux forsythia wreath do beautifully with the wellies, azaleas, and daffodils. Thank you for the tips on using a veggie peeler, and keeping the daffodils separated for a bit. Stay safe and well, Mary! 😘

  15. Sandi Fisher
    March 30, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Good to know about the Daffodils and a great tip about the vegetable peeler as well!

  16. Debbie Joens
    March 30, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Mary, What a lovely post! Thanks again for the azalea tip – I just used mine in an arrangement last week and didn’t know this, so this will really help! Also, I finally found Alum at the store so I am excited to get some hydrangeas. Thanks for brightening our day during this stressful time. Stay safe!

  17. March 30, 2020 at 10:24 am

    What a beautiful wreath on the potting shed door! Being outside is definitely the cure for social distancing. Happy Monday dear Mary♥️

  18. March 30, 2020 at 10:37 am

    So darn cheerful and best of all just plain fun to garden decorate! What surprises me most is how cleared out your garden is, normally we see the heights of its glory, hard to believe it’s the same patch! I am working on a kitchen garden, found out favorite nursery has sr hours 😬

  19. Cyndi Raines
    March 30, 2020 at 11:28 am

    A very pretty spring wreath indeed. Love the addition of the garden boots! You mentioned the last of your daffodills, wow, ours are just now coming up and about about 3 -5 inches tall. Eager to see them and the hyacinths. Garden on! 😃

  20. Linda Chapin
    March 30, 2020 at 11:46 am

    I didn’t always have time to fully enjoy your work before now, so thanks for continuing to give us lovely and creative ideas to brighten our spirits in these tough times💕.

  21. Shirley Graham
    March 30, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Thank you so much, Mary!! Spring is coming!

  22. Jan
    March 30, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Spring has not yet arrived here in Calgary, Canada but your post got me looking forward to the day’s to come. I loved how you used items you already had at home. Thanks!

  23. Linda Bell
    March 30, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    What a lovely door wreath. Makes me smile…Happy Spring!

  24. J Duncan
    March 30, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    I love the pic of the two pups and their cute little butts and fluffy tails. They look like little ballerinas!

  25. Pam
    March 30, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Love your wreath! You share so much beauty with us in every post.

  26. Sharon
    March 30, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    I learn so many great tips from you, Mary! I never knew that about daffodils. Your azalea bush made me gasp! I love azaleas, but we won’t see anything blooming in northern Michigan for another month or longer. 😟 That’s why I love seeing your yard in bloom. So beautiful.

  27. March 30, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Such a lovely wreath! Fun and cheerful!

  28. Clara
    March 30, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Mary, This I’d such a lovely, colorful door wreath. Love it! Clara♥️

  29. Kitty M in WA state
    March 31, 2020 at 2:38 am

    Lovely colors and great tips as always. Thanks, Mary!

  30. Sandra Boudreaux
    March 31, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Good tips with the vegetable peeler and shower curtain rings. Everything you do is just beautiful!!

  31. March 31, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Your post put a spring in my step as well. Last year we glassed in the front porch and now I have turned it into a green house, complete with veggies! Summer comes late to our mountainside, so I can now get a head start and insure that we actually have some produce, instead of feeding the deer and ground squirrels! My husband is laughing that I “decorate” (inspired by your!) the space as well, but I notice that he sits out there most evenings…

  32. linda kemp
    March 31, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Have a wonderful week.

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