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DIY Unique Spring Tire Wreath

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Hey, friends! Thanks for coming by today! I’ve been slowly, but surely, getting My Wee Abode all spruced-up for spring!  We’ve already started our April showers here in So Cal… or is this just the first of winter showers we’ve seen?  Hard to tell, but I’m sure happy they are here!  Today, I’m going to share with your how to create a DIY  unique spring tire wreath!spring floral tire wreath metal tire wreath door decor with rope peach and white flowers

DIY UNIQUE SPRING TIRE WREATH

diy unique spring tire wreath farmhouse

Inspiration

Inspired almost a year ago by Jennifer at The Craft Patch, I wanted to create this ‘tire swing’ wreath, but the actual tire wall hanging was out of stock at Hobby Lobby for quite some time.  While visiting there a few months ago, I stumbled upon it while looking at all the metal décor.  I was so SO happy to find it, AND… it was 50% off! (Ain’t no way on God’s-green-earth that I would pay $40.00 for this… $20, yes, but never $40! 😉 )

diy unique farmhouse spring tire wreath

What You Need

None of the links in this post are affiliate links.  I just want to share with you the items I enjoy using!

  • Tire Swing Galvanized Metal Wall Décor (If you can’t find it in-store at your local Hobby Lobby, you can get it here with the 40% off coupon. However, just sayin’, you will have to pay shipping unless you meet the minimum order for free shipping.)
  • 5 stems of large florals (Hydrangeas are good for lots of coverage and filling… these were reused from last summer’s door hanging)
  • 5-6 stems of medium-large florals (the pinky-peach ones… I got a bushel for $1.99 at Walmart)
  • 3-4 stems of small-medium florals (the small white ones… $2.00 at Michaels)
  • Several sprigs of small accent florals (again, reused from last summer’s door décor)
  • Floral foam (I use either the Styrofoam or wet foam… it doesn’t seem to matter for me. I get mine at the local dollar store)
  • Wire cutters
  • Hot glue (optional)

diy unique spring floral tire wreath farmhouse

Sneak peek at my baker’s cabinet, which is getting a much needed makeover… soon!

Bumps in the Road… and Tips

I tried hot glueing the foam to the inside of the tire.  I may have not used enough glue, or the glue may not have been hot enough, but it wouldn’t stick.  However, I found that the weight of the flowers kept the foam in place, and I haven’t had any problem thus far.

Now, if a storm or the Santa Ana winds kick-up around here, I may just have to update this post! (Oh my!)

diy unique spring floral tire wreath farmhouse

A thrifty tip or two:  I have found you get more bang-for-your-buck if you use floral bushels or bouquets and clip them to make individual stems or smaller clusters of flowers.

Also, for outdoor wreaths and arrangements, I always use ‘cheap’ florals, like from Walmart.  No sense in exposing nicer more expensive stems to the outside elements.

diy unique spring floral tire wreath farmhouse

Flower Placement

I really wanted this to look like some spring flowers were simply tossed into the tire.  So, the hydrangeas were placed intermittently in the foam to ‘line’ the tire and give the other flowers a ‘bed’.

diy unique spring floral tire wreath farmhouse

I then sporadically placed the pink/peach flowers between the hydrangeas… 3 to the left, one in the lower middle and then two to the right.

diy unique spring floral tire wreath farmhouse

Even though I used an even number of pink flowers, I still kept to the rule of thirds, using three stems to the left and three scattered to the right. (smile)

diy unique spring floral tire wreath farmhouse

I then noticed that it was a bit bare on the right side, and discovered I didn’t have any more hydrangeas.

Little white flowers to the rescue!  I like how they made the arrangement look like a garden with some wildflowers popping up out of nowhere!

diy unique spring floral tire wreath farmhouse

Finally, I took a few sprigs of this yellow filler and placed it where I thought it looked best.  I kind of arrange that way… I go with my heart and instincts and what I like.

diy unique spring floral tire wreath farmhouse

diy unique spring floral tire wreath farmhouse

Ready to Hang

Using two medium sized Command Hooks, I hung the tire on one hook (where I actually wanted the tire to set), and then pulled the rope up and mounted another hook where I wanted the rope to rest.  If I had hung it from just the rope, I think I may have come home to a bent tire and a sea of spring flowers on the landing!

I love how it looks on my door when I come home.

diy unique floral tire wreath farmhouse

But what’s even nicer is, because we’ve had such nice weather (the rain hasn’t been hard, and it’s been about 67-70 degrees), I can keep my door open, and I get to have the wreath as décor in my kitchen!

diy unique spring floral tire wreath farmhouse

diy unique spring floral tire wreath farmhouse

Another beautiful thing about this diy unique spring tire wreath is that I can restyle it for a summer wreath, or fall wreath… or even WINTER wreath (though that might take a bit of thought… hmmmm.)

diy unique spring floral tire wreath farmhouse

What type of unique door décor or wreaths have you used or created for your home?  Where else could/would you hang something like this in your home?  Leave me a comment… I’d love to ‘chat’!

 

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52 Comments

  1. That is SO cool. I was expecting a “normal” wreath and when i clicked and saw the tire i was like, “whoa!”

    1. Thanks, Jared! I think you may be my number 1 fan! 😉 Love you for the encouragement and love you give me all over the internet! (Glad you liked the tire!) Love you!

  2. Love your wreath. I can see this done for a “woodsy” den with deer silhouettes, ferns, etc. The tire swing is such a darling base for a wreath. Yours turned out so pretty.

    1. Kim… thanks SO much! Glad you liked it, and I’m running over to your blog to check out things again! 😉

  3. Such a beautiful wreath. I’m wondering if you could grow live flowers in it? You might need some drainage holes or a plastic liner. Still the faux flowers are so real looking these days that it might not be worth the trouble.

    1. Thanks, Patti! That’s a wonderful idea about using real plants! I’m thinking you could actually use potted flowers, and place a small drainage tray inside, instead of drilling holes? That way, you could even water them inside and place them back in easily! Something to think about, that’s for sure!

  4. Such a GORGEOUS arrangement, Julie!!! It’s such a beautiful balance of rustic and pretty. I’m sure your neighbours are glad you moved in!! Great eye for designing arrangements. Your little white flowers make it look so real – like a garden (as you mention). Perfect!!

    1. Your comments always make me giggle with delight… The neighbors… you are so thoughtful, literally. I hope you are having a good weekend, and enjoyed the movie! Miss you, friend!

  5. Julie, I love the wreath and how you have it arranged! It’s so unique! I haven’t seen the galvanized “tire” yet, so it’s all new to me. Your arrangement looks very pretty and natural. LOVE!

    1. Oh, Florence, thank you for coming by, and for the sweet words! Yes, I saw it one time, and fell in love with it! 😉 Glad you liked it!

    1. Thank you, Maya! It’s a fave of mine, that’s for sure! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Hi Julie, I wanted to let you know that I am featuring your spring wreath at Celebrate Your Story! The new link party starts at 7:00 p.m. CST this evening. This is such a great and unique project! I hope you will share with us again! Hugs!

    1. Thank you so much, Benita! Definitely will be back (I link-up every week!). Hope to see you at Homestyle Gathering tomorrow. 😉

  7. I just ordered the galvanized wreath through your link. I checked out Amazon and it was $50!!! I can’t wait to get it and make this awesome wreath for my front door. Thanks so much for the inspiration!! Linda @Crafts a la mode

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    1. Oh, I’m so glad you were able to order it through Hobby Lobby! Totally want to see it when you are done! Hugs, Linda, and thanks for the feature! 😉

  8. This is so pretty!! 😍 Hmmm… thinking about a way I can make a ‘mini’ version of this to hang inside my door since my front door opens out. The weather has been really nice here too and I like having my front door open but if I put a wreath outside it would disappear with the door open! Also since my hallway is so tiny I don’t have anything decorative in it cause I don’t want to make it feel any fuller. This may be what I need!

    1. Thanks, sweetie! I think you could find a smaller galvanized type vessel (maybe not a tire, but maybe a long bin or holders with handles that you could add rope to). And, I agree about tiny hallways (you can see mine in my post about the wireless ceiling light). I was going to put a sconce on the wall, but it was just way too much! A couple of pieces of artwork for me, and I’ll be adding a very shallow bookshelf, as well (gotta find time to make it!) Let me know what you do, would love to see it! Hugs, Hopey!

  9. Sooooo adorable Julie!! And that Hoosier Cabinet …… Omgoodness I can’t wait to see what you do with it!! Blessings and Pinning!

    1. Thanks, Cindy. Well, now I’m nervous! I’m sure it won’t even be CLOSE to what you do. I may have to chat with you about some ideas! 😉

  10. Such a pretty addition for your spring decor Julie. I’ve never seen the metal tires here in Australia, but I would have grabbed that beauty as well at that price. It could so easily be swapped out for a different look each season.
    Delighted to pin this project my friend.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  11. Such a beautiful Spring wreath, Julie. Love the pretty muted colors and how the florals are spilling out of the tire. So pretty!

  12. This is a great idea! I just found your site, and I think I’ll check back often! I would love for you to stop by my two link parties, Happiness is Homemade starting Sundays, and You’re the Star Blog Hop on Mondays. I think my readers would love this.

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