Easy DIY Dollar Store Garden Lovers Wreath

Are you itching to head outdoors this time of year to play in some dirt? If you enjoy gardening, then you'll love this budget-friendly DIY dollar store garden lovers wreath idea. It's a fun Spring craft and perfect to hang on a garden shed door or potting bench throughout Spring and Summer. So let's get to the dirt on how easy it is to make this spring wreath with dollar store finds.

DIY Spring Garden Lovers Wreath


DIY Dollar Store Garden Lovers Wreath


At a cost of just over $10 to make, this homemade wreath is a very affordable spring craft. It would also make a lovely Mother's Day or birthday gift for the gardener in your life.

What makes this handmade wreath unique is that it has that time-worn look. The mini garden tools were purchased all shiny and new but I'll show you a trick on how to make them look dirty and well used. We'll be making those garden gloves look like they've been digging around in the dirt too.

To make this wreath you need to enjoy a morning coffee and an afternoon tea!

DIY Garden Tool Spring Wreath

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 in the supply list further down in the post. Plus how unique and fun to cover the wreath form with faux grass.

DIY Spring Wreath With Vintage Seed Packet Printables

Before we begin, I don't want you to feel overwhelmed by what appears to be a heck of a lot of steps to making this wreath. I included a lot of detailed step-by-step instructions on how to age the elements and assemble the wreath. But I promise it isn't difficult to make!

You don't have to dirty up the tools and garden gloves nor do you have to age the seed packet printables. The choice is up to you whether you want a vintage time-worn looking garden wreath or a clean garden wreath craft.

Handmade Spring Or Summer Wreath Craft

What you'll need to make the Spring dollar store wreath

These are the dollar store supplies you'll need to make the garden lovers wreath, minus a few items that I didn't end up using. This post contains affiliate links so you can see what products I used or recommend for this project. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you.

DIY Spring Wreath Dollar Store Supplies

How to make the Spring dollar store wreath

Step 1 - The grass is always greener wreath form

We'll be using a 12-inch MDF wreath form to make the wreath. Even though we are going to cover the wood form, the sides will be exposed. Either paint the sides and back of the wreath form with Kelly Green craft paint or stain it like I did with Dixie Belle VooDoo gel stain in the color Bayou Moss. To be totally honest, I wish I had painted it and you'll see why a little further down in this step.

DIY Spring Wreath Stained MDF Wreath Form

Once the stain is dry, we'll attach self-adhesive faux grass to the front of the wreath form. You can purchase the sticky back faux grass in sheets at the dollar store.

Set the wreath form on top of the paper backing of the grass and trace the shape with a pencil (pictured below). You should be able to use two sheets of faux grass to cover the entire wreath but you'll want to double-check while you're shopping to make sure it's enough to fit your wreath form.

TIP: Cut the faux grass on the generous side of the pencil mark.

Peel the backing paper as you work and attach the faux grass to the wreath form, dabbing hot glue every so often for extra adhesion.

DIY Spring Wreath Dollar Store Faux Grass

Here's where I wish I had painted the wreath form rather than stained it. You may find some bald spots in the grass and they can easily be concealed with Kelly Green craft paint.

DIY Spring Wreath Dollar Store Faux Grass

Step 2 - How to age the brand new mini garden tools

In this step, I'll show you a trick on how to make those brand new mini garden tools look aged plus we'll add some permanent faux dirt on them too.

Aging the wood garden tool handles

We'll start by aging the wood garden tool handles. First, we need to rough up the finish on the wood handles with 150 grit sandpaper. Just enough to get rid of the glossy finish. Rub some dark wax with a lint-free rag onto the wood. See the difference between the new handle on the trowel and the aged handle on the cultivator in the photo below?

DIY Spring Wreath Aged Mini Garden Tools

Aging the metal on the shiny garden tools

We're going to age the shiny black metal on the garden tools too by dulling the finish with blackened bronze metallic paint. Once dry, randomly dab silver metallic paint in a pouncing motion with a rag or an art brush.

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 (see photo below).

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

DIY Spring Wreath With Faux Aged Garden Tools

Step 3 - Get some dirt on those garden tools

Have you ever made permanent fake dirt? Brush white school glue along the bottom of the garden tools and sprinkle coffee grounds over the glue (pictured above). That's it!

Step 4 - Make a large floral loopy bow

While the dirt is drying, make a large loopy bow with a spool of 1 1/2 inch floral ribbon from the dollar store. I can't make a bow if my life depended on it so I cheat by using this handy bow maker tool.

Step 5 - 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. There isn't dirt to be had under all the snow here where I live so I put on the gloves and stuck my hands in a bag of potting soil.

Step 6 - Vintage vegetable seed packets

A garden lovers 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, like me, I found these vintage vegetable seed packet printables on Etsy.

DIY Spring Wreath Vintage Seed Packets

How to make the seed packet printables look aged

Before printing the seed packets let's give the paper an aged look first. Brush the paper with layers of cooled and well-steeped black tea. Repeat the process until you have the look you want. Once the paper is dry, print the seed packets and cut them out for the wreath.

Step 7 - Spring daffodils and purple pansies  

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

DIY Spring Wreath Faux Daffodils And Pansies

Step 8 - Assembling the dollar store 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).

DIY Spring Wreath Assembly Layer One

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 have them trail 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.

Easy Spring Garden Lovers Handmade Wreath

As promised, here is the supply list for making the DIY Spring Wreath.

Supply List

12-inch MDF floral craft wreath form
Mini garden tools
1 1/2 inch floral ribbon
Natural jute twine
Green florist wire
Faux daffodils and pansies
2 each self-adhesive faux grass tiles
Garden gloves
White school glue
Kelly Green craft paint
Silver Metallic Paint
Vintage Seed Packets (alternatives)
Bow Maker Tool (optional)
Coffee grounds
Black steeped tea
Dark Wax
Hot glue gun
Silver Metallic Paint
Blackened Bronze Metallic Surfacer
Bayou Moss Gel Stain (optional)


I enjoy making both indoor and outdoor seasonal wreaths rather than the readymade options. I made this DIY Birdhouse Wreath with thrift store finds to hang on our backyard deck during the Spring and Summer.

For more wreath craft inspiration visit my Seasonal Wreath page on the blog and/or my Wreaths For Every Season board on Pinterest. For more DIY Spring decor ideas visit my Spring|Easter page.

Budget-Friendly Dollar Store Spring Wreath

If you have any questions about this wreath making craft, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top. I love hearing from you!

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Easy Garden Lovers Wreath For Spring

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24 comments

  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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