This adorable boxwood and bicycle spring wreath is super cute for decorating your front door this spring!
Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time for a new spring wreath on the front door! I love having a seasonal wreath gracing my door, because I’m sure it
brings joy to my UPS man makes me smile when I drive up to the house. 😜
Last year’s spring wreath was one of my favorites ever (and is currently hanging on the open shelves in our kitchen), so I was a little uninspired to try to top it this year. I love that wreath and just want it to be my official spring wreath forever.
But, I think I love this new one just as much! And since the old wreath was in the kitchen, my front door was bare. So, I was a little motivated to create a new one.
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So, my original idea for my new wreath included some kind of bike. I spotted this one online (here’s another one, too), but I didn’t have time to have it shipped in time to post this today, so I headed to the store to see if I could find it or something similar.
And right when I was about to give up on my bicycle idea, I spotted this adorable fence and bike situation that was the PERFECT size for a wreath. The only problem was that it wasn’t colorful enough for me, but no biggie. Paint is my BFF.
I just love the real wood handle bars. They are adorable!
And I also thought it would look so adorable with a basket and flowers on the front of it. When I couldn’t find a mini basket in the store, I decided I’d just figure out something at home (having no idea how I’d pull it off).
You’ll have to read through the instructions below to see how I made one! 😉 My middle name should be “where there’s a will, there’s a way,” because I live by that idea.
I’m so glad I was challenged to make this wreath because I stinkin’ love it! And it’s really easy to replicate, so if you like it too, you’re in luck!
Supplies needed for a Boxwood & Bicycle Spring Wreath
1. Boxwood Wreath – I chose a faux boxwood wreath, because I knew it was going outside and I didn’t want it to fall apart. But you could also use a real boxwood wreath.
2. Fence & Bicycle – These went out of stock at Hobby Lobby, but I found some at Etsy here. A couple other bikes here and here.
3. Paint of your choice – if you want to paint some of the bicycle. I used my favorite blue/green color: Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore. (Handy from my recent board and batten project.)
4. Small craft paint brush
5. Small rope – for the basket on the bike
6. Small faux floral stems
7. Hot Glue Gun & glue sticks
8. Floral Wire & Floral Wire Cutters
9. Ribbon – I used this black and white ticking ribbon.
How to Create a Boxwood & Bicycle Spring Wreath
1. Paint your Bike. If you want to paint your bike, then do that first. I painted parts that would be black, like the bike frame, but not the wheels, the seat or the handles.
I also slipped some paper between the parts of the bike I was painting and the fence behind it to keep the fence from getting paint on it.
The paint color I used was (my fave) Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore. But that’s because it’s my favorite blue/green color and it was handy from my recent board and batten project. Any craft paint you have on hand will do.
2. Make your Basket. I couldn’t find a suitably-sized basket for the front of the bike, so I got the bright idea to make my own with thin rope and hot glue. I remember seeing people cover boxes with rope or make large rope baskets, so I knew it could be done on a smaller scale as well.
I just started with a small circle and hot glued each layer until I had a little bit of a base. Then I started gluing each layer up and up until it was the right size. I would hold it up to the bike to make sure I was making the right sized basket.
3. Add Flowers to the Basket. I have tons of faux flowers on hand, so I grabbed some smaller scaled blooms and hot glued them inside the basket.
4. Attach the basket to the bike with hot glue.
5. Use floral wire to attach the bike/fence to the wreath.
6. Make a bow with ribbon or buy one and attach it to the wreath.
You’re done! It only took me about an hour to make it all and I really love how it turned out!
My husband said, “wow, that’s a heavy duty wreath” when he saw it. 😂 OK, so maybe it’s a little extra, but I love it in all of its extra-ness!
Today I’m joined by a fabulous group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Spring Wreath DIY as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series! You’re going to love all this springy inspiration…
Succulent & Peony Simple DIY Spring Wreath at The Happy Housie
Dollar Store Spring Wreath at Craftberry Bush
DIY Sage & Blush Spring Wreath at Bless’er House
Elegant Peony & Eucalyptus Spring Wreath at Inspiration for Moms
Spring Fern & Eucalyptus Wreath at Zevy Joy
Boxwood and Bicycle Spring Wreath at The Turquoise Home (you’re here!)
DIY Modern Floral Wreath at Lolly Jane
Oversized Spring Succulent Wreath at My Sweet Savannah
Five Minute Eucalyptus Wreath at Amber Tysl
Earthy & Elegant Spring Wreath at Willow Street Interiors
Mini Rosemary Wreaths for a Spring Table at Satori Design for Living
Spring Hydrangea Wreath at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
How to Make a Paper Flower Wreath at Happy Happy Nester
Spring Floral Hoop Wreath at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Hanging State Sign at Taryn Whiteaker Designs
Book Page Butterfly Wreath at Life is a Party