Easy Garden Lovers Wreath For Spring

If you enjoy gardening, then you'll love this easy garden lovers' wreath for spring. It's a fun Spring craft idea that won't break the bank because it's made with dollar store finds.



It's perfect to hang on a garden shed or potting bench this spring or a great gift idea for the gardeners in your life. Mother's Day is coming!



An easy DIY Garden Lovers' Wreath for Spring that won't break the bank and a fun dollar store craft that includes vintage seed packet printables.

DIY Dollar Store Spring Wreath

What makes this handmade wreath unique is that it is embellished with mini garden tools. I'll also share a trick on how to make the shiny new garden tools look like they've been well used.



Drinking coffee and tea is a requirement in the making of this wreath!


An easy DIY Garden Lovers' Wreath for Spring that won't break the bank and a fun dollar store craft that includes vintage seed packet printables.

Another fun element on this wreath is that it is embellished with vintage seed packet printables and I've included a link to where you can find them further down in the post.



An easy DIY Garden Lovers' Wreath for Spring that won't break the bank and a fun dollar store craft that includes vintage seed packet printables.

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Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how to make the dollar store wreath, almost all of the DIY projects shared here at Interior Frugalista have step-by-step tutorials so why not get your budget DIY on and subscribe. You can also follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.



Don't feel overwhelmed by what appears to be a heck of a lot of steps for making the wreath. I wanted to be thorough in each step but I promise it isn't difficult to make!


You don't have to dirty up the garden tools or age the seed packets like I did. The choice is up to you whether you want a time-worn-look to your garden wreath.



An easy DIY Garden Lovers' Wreath for Spring that won't break the bank and a fun dollar store craft that includes vintage seed packet printables.

How To Make The Spring Dollar Store Wreath

These are the dollar store supplies I used to make the garden lover's wreath, minus a few items that I ended up not using.



An easy DIY Garden Lovers' Wreath for Spring that won't break the bank and a fun dollar store craft that includes vintage seed packet printables.

Supply List



Faux Grass Wreath Form

I used a 12-inch MDF wreath form to make this wreath. You can either wrap the faux grass around the sides of the wreath form too or paint it. Acrylic craft paint in the color Kelly Green matches the faux grass perfectly.



I had some Dixie Belle VooDoo Gel Stain in the color Bayou Moss in my stash and used that but to be honest, I wish I had painted it instead.



An easy DIY Garden Lovers' Wreath for Spring that won't break the bank and a fun dollar store craft that includes vintage seed packet printables.

Once the paint is dry, set the wreath form on top of the faux grass paper backing and trace the shape with a pencil.



You'll need two sheets of faux grass to cover a 12-inch wreath form. If yours is larger, you'll want to double-check while you're shopping to make sure two sheets are enough.



Cut the faux grass on the generous side of the pencil mark. Set the grass on the wreath form and peel the paper backing a little bit at a time, dabbing hot glue every so often to make sure it holds.



An easy DIY Garden Lovers' Wreath for Spring that won't break the bank and a fun dollar store craft that includes vintage seed packet printables.

If you find some bald spots in the grass they can easily be concealed with the Kelly Green craft paint.



An easy DIY Garden Lovers' Wreath for Spring that won't break the bank and a fun dollar store craft that includes vintage seed packet printables.

How To Age The New Mini Garden Tools

In this step, I'll show you a trick on how to make those brand new mini garden tools look like they've been well used.


We'll start by aging the wooden handles. Rough up the finish on the wooden handles with 150 grit sandpaper to get rid of the glossy finish. Then rub some dark wax with a lint-free rag onto the sanded wood. See the difference between the new handle on the trowel and the aged handle on the cultivator in the photo below?



An easy DIY Garden Lovers' Wreath for Spring that won't break the bank and a fun dollar store craft that includes vintage seed packet printables.

Now for the shiny black metal we'll dull the finish with blackened bronze metallic paint. To give the metal a galvanized look mix a drop each of blackened bronze and silver metallic paint on a paper plate and randomly dab with a twisting motion.



Here's Where The Required Coffee Comes In

But we're not going to stop there - those tools need some dirt!



An easy DIY Garden Lovers' Wreath for Spring that won't break the bank and a fun dollar store craft that includes vintage seed packet printables.

Let's Get Those Mini Garden Tools Dirty

Now we're going to make some fake dirt! Brush white school glue along the bottom of the garden tools and sprinkle coffee grounds over the glue, as pictured above. Easy peasy, right?



Large Loopy Floral Bow

While the dirt is drying, make a large loopy bow with a spool of 1 1/2-inch floral ribbon. I used an unwired ribbon but it's easier if you can find floral ribbon that is wired. I can't make a bow if my life depended on it so I cheat by using this handy bow maker tool.



The Well-Used Garden Gloves

Now it's time to make those brand new garden gloves look like they've been playing in some dirt. Put them on your hands and start literally playing in some dirt! There isn't dirt to be had under all the snow here where I live so stuck my hands in a bag potting soil.



Vintage Vegetable Seed Packets

A garden lover's wreath wouldn't be complete without some seed packets. If you have access to the real thing then use those. But if you don't, I found these vintage vegetable seed packet printables on Etsy.



An easy DIY Garden Lovers' Wreath for Spring that won't break the bank and a fun dollar store craft that includes vintage seed packet printables.

Here's Where The Required Tea Drinking Comes In

This step is optional but before printing the seed packets, let's age the paper first. To do this brush the paper with layers of cooled well-steeped black tea. Repeat the process until you have an aged patina preference. Once the paper is dry, print the seed packets and cut them out.



Spring Daffodils And Purple Pansies

Cut the stems off the dollar store faux daffodils and pansies and divide them equally into two small bunches with florist wire and set them aside.



An easy DIY Garden Lovers' Wreath for Spring that won't break the bank and a fun dollar store craft that includes vintage seed packet printables.

Assembling The Spring Garden Lovers' Wreath

Layer One - Garden Gloves

Starting with the dirty garden gloves attach them onto the wreath with jute twine with the fingers fanned and pointing upward (pictured below).



An easy DIY Garden Lovers' Wreath for Spring that won't break the bank and a fun dollar store craft that includes vintage seed packet printables.

Layer Two - Garden Tools

Attach the aged garden trowel and cultivator on top of the gloves and secure with jute twine. Don't worry about cutting the tails of the twine as we'll leave them trailing down the wreath.


Layer Three - Faux Florals

Attach one bundle of faux florals with florist wire tucking the stems just under the cuff of the garden gloves. Attach the second bundle with the stems tucked just under the fingers of the garden gloves.


Layer Four - Large Bow

Attach the floral bow over the cuff of the garden gloves so it hides where the flower stems and gloves were tied onto the wreath.


Layer Five - Vintage Seed Packets

Attach three vintage seed packet printables with dabs of hot glue on the opposite side tucking them just under the top of the flowers.


Wreath Hanger

To hang the wreath make a hanger by forming a small piece of jute twine into a loop and hot glue onto the back of the wreath.



An easy DIY Garden Lovers' Wreath for Spring that won't break the bank and a fun dollar store craft that includes vintage seed packet printables.

Here is another fun Spring Birdhouse Wreath idea with thrift store finds that is perfect for Summer as well. For more handmade wreath inspiration visit my Seasonal Wreath Ideas page or my Spring|Easter Decor Ideas page.



An easy DIY Garden Lovers' Wreath for Spring that won't break the bank and a fun dollar store craft that includes vintage seed packet printables.

Thanks for stopping by the Interior Frugalista today! I hope you were inspired by this Spring wreath idea. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top to drop me an email. I love hearing from you!



If you enjoyed this handmade wreath for Spring, I'd be so thankful if you shared it with a friend and pinned it to your Seasonal Wreath Ideas or DIY Spring Decor Ideas board on Pinterest.




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  1. Oh how cute! You create such original and adorable wreaths. Love it so much. It was 80 degrees F in Atlanta yesterday. Hope you are getting some of this delicious heat and sunshine. XOXO

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    1. Girl, you can send that 80 degrees over here anytime! We won't be seeing temperatures like that until July.

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  2. What a clever idea for a wreath, Marie! Love the use of faux grass! Looks adorable and perfect for this time of year!

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    1. Thank you so much Gail 😊 I used purple, your favorite color!

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  3. This is a fun project Marie. When I had my shop---I made so many Spring wreaths with tools, flower, pots, seed packets---and they always sold. Very cute, I'm sure your readers will love it!

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    1. How fun Sandi! Means a lot that a professional wreath maker thinks my version of a garden wreath is cute. 😅

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  4. This is stink'n cute Marie! And gotta love those Dollar Stores right? I'm always amazed what can be created for a couple of loonies! ;)

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    1. Glad you like it, Denise! I love me my Dollarama store and we have three in our itty bitty hamlet plus a Dollar Tree.

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  5. I'm all for that dirty, grungy look you have going there Marie ;-) and I love how your wreath turned out too. There are so many small details that add up to make it interesting. Hopefully you'll soon be digging for real and getting your hands dirty planting up a storm.

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    1. Glad you appreciate the grunge, Michelle! The snow has finally melted here and now the wait for the last threat of frost before it's safe for planting. The trees are just starting to bud and the real daffodils, crocus, and pansies should be poking out of the ground within a few weeks.

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  6. Marie this is such a great idea for a wreath. Not only does the recipient get a pretty spring wreath but the also get seeds! Who could ask for anything more.

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    1. Woot woot, my vintage seed packets printed on tea stained paper must look like the real thing! Sorry, no seeds in those babies. You'll be shocked to know that I'm actually keeping this wreath, considering my black thumb. I'm hoping it will serve as motivation to strive towards at least a light green thumb! LOL

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    2. Wow you really did fool me! Good luck with that green thumb and I hope some of it rubs off on me!

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  7. I love the idea of using the green grass. So cute and perfect for Spring.

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  8. Thank you so much, Pam, I'm glad you like my faux grass idea for covering the wreath form!

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  9. So pretty, Marie! Thanks for sharing on Homestyle Gathering! Pinned!

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    1. Thank you so much Julie and for the pin! Happy Easter 🌷

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  10. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

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  11. I hope you are feeling better! Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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  12. Marie,
    I love your spring wreath. Congratulations, you are being featured on Over The Moon Linky Party. I hope you stop by.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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  13. This is just what I need to cure my spring fever! I really like how you added the vintage look to the tools!
    Happy Almost Spring,
    Kippi
    Ps. Please share on my site at the You're the Star blog hop

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    1. Thanks Kippi, glad you like the Spring wreath! Oh I wish I could say "happy almost Spring" but over here we'll see the white stuff until April.

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  14. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. We appreciate your shares. They have been Tweeted Pinned. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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    1. Thank you, Marilyn, your shares are very much appreciated. Have a great week!

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  15. What a fun wreath! Those seed packets are really awesome!

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    1. Thanks Alexandra, I had a lot of fun with this wreath, especially during my trip to the dollar store.

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  16. I love this idea Marie! I picked up some mini gardening tools that I saw somewhere a few years ago. I thought they were so cute but until today, I had no idea what to do with them! Thanks so much for the inspiration. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Yay, so glad you found inspiration for your mini gardening tools, Denise! Have fun making your wreath. 😀

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  17. Talk about spring... this is gorgeous Marie! I'm especially fond of the seed packages!

    I've featured this adorable project in this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects. Thanks for linking it up!

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    1. I'm glad you like my Spring garden wreath, Donna, and I'm thrilled to have it featured! I'll be popping over in a few minutes to join the fun at your party.

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  18. Your projects are always so lovely and inspiring Marie!!

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    1. I'm thrilled you think you so, Beth, with you being such a talented crafter!

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  19. Pinned this one! I love making wreaths so any time I read a post that inspires me to try a new wreath design I pin it. Your wreath is so pretty. Thanks for sharing it. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Awesome, Donna, so glad you found inspiration in my garden wreath and thanks so much for the pin!

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