I took all of the flowers off. I did throw some of them away because there was no life left to them. Well, maybe some of you could have done something with them- dye them or something- if you have a solution let me know for future reference. I saved some of the ivy pieces and cleaned them with a damp toothbrush and paper towels. I painted the form with Krylon antique white spray paint. When it was dry, I got the glue gun and went to work. I purchased a spring mix spray from Michaels and a couple of other 99 cent sprays. I have only $5-6 in the flowers. I put hydrangeas and daisies where the magnolias used to be. I put the ivy back pretty much where it was before. I didn't have a plan for this, but while I was working I noticed the felt butterflies I purchased lying there. I bought them because I love butterflies and lime green, so I had to have them. I decided to glue them on one side of the wreath. I also wanted to add a little more to them, so I glued some small paper flowers from the scrapbooking stash to the butterflies. Then I found a bow I had saved from a gift basket I received over five years ago. FIVE YEARS AGO! Yes I have saved a bow for that long and it doesn't look like an episode of hoarders around here, really! The bow has butterflies on it and I know one day I could use it- so saving it has been justified.
If you're still with me after all that, here's what you've been waiting for - my new spring wreath:
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