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Spring Wreath DIY Update Idea

Y’all I was looking for a new Spring Wreath DIY but had a light bulb moment in which I decided to update an existing magnolia wreath with these DIY Spring Wreath Ideas instead.

Therefore, instead of purchasing a new wreath or making one from scratch, I decided to add to an older wreath and save a lot of money.

Here are the easy steps to create a new wreath by adding just a few items. There are so many different possibilities but I hope you like my update.

Spring Wreath DIY

To begin this project you need a wreath. I have a magnolia wreath that I’ve used for several years. It’s still in great shape and I still like to use it especially during the holidays.

However, I’d like to have a wreath that has a more spring like feel.

You can use any existing wreath for this project. If you don’t have one, check with thrift stores and consignment shops because they usually have great deals on old wreaths.

Don’t let existing ornaments on an old wreath scare you! They are usually easy to remove and if the base of the wreath is good, you’ll save a lot of money. See more thrift store tips here.

Use a simple magnolia wreath for a Spring DIY Wreath Update Idea.

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Spring Wreath DIY Update Idea

To begin, I needed some additional greenery and thought I’d add some individual stems.

However, once I saw the garland was on sale and realized it would be easier to work with, I purchased a eucalyptus garland at Hobby Lobby. Here is a similar silver dollar eucalyptus garland that would work as well.

It has the benefit of lush greenery as well as tiny buds for additional fullness.

Garland can be easily added to the existing wreath

Update Magnolia Wreath

The process of adding the garland was so simple and much easier than adding individual stems.

Just weave the garland in and around the existing magnolia leaves by lifting the leaves and securing the garland around the existing stems.

Adding garland to the existing wreath adds a feeling of Spring to the DIY Wreath

The garland was actually longer than the diameter of the wreath and I considered cutting the excess off. However, in the end, I just continued around the wreath until all the garland was attached.

I love how full and fresh the wreath looks already.

Adding the garland made the magnolia wreath look full and lush.

DIY Spring Wreath Ideas

Next, I added several faux lemons to the wreath.

As I mentioned before, I didn’t want to damage the original wreath because I like using it as it is.

Therefore, I used a hot glue gun to attach the faux lemons to the garland but not to the magnolia leaves.

Using Hot Glue to attached lemons to Spring Wreath DIY Update

Note: If you plan to add weight to the garland by adding lemons or other heavy items, you will need to secure the garland more firmly to the wreath base. I recommend using twine or twist ties to tie the garland securely.


Oops! Once the lemons were attached, I found that the garland wanted to pull away from the original wreath.

I was able to correct my mistake but I recommend attaching firmly prior to adding the lemons as stated above.

Adding lemons to the DIY Spring Wreath

Inexpensive DIY Spring Wreath Ideas

This was such an easy and inexpensive DIY Spring Wreath Idea.

Keep in mind that you can substitute the lemons for flowers or other fruit choices. Get creative with your repurposed wreath.

The additional items cost only $14.00 as they were on sale. Plus, I can remove the fruit and garland after the summer and still use the original wreath as it was intended.

In addition, it only took about 10 minutes to update for a new Spring Wreath.

Spring Wreath DIY Update Idea

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Here I’ve added the Spring DIY Wreath Update to a flat woven basket behind my dining table.

Stay tuned to see how I use the new wreath to compliment an upcoming table setting.

Thanks so much for joining me today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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Jennifer Howard

Sunday 20th of February 2022

Great idea to update what we already have and I love lemon anything! ! I’m currently organizing my faux flowers…I am ridiculous…and thinking up new ways to use them this Spring.


Monday 21st of February 2022

Jennifer, I feel the same and then bought new ones. LOL


Sunday 20th of February 2022

I really like this idea, Rachel. I have some faux lemons and a few worn out wreaths---so an update is on the list! Thanks for sharing, Sandra


Monday 21st of February 2022

Sandra, I'm so glad you liked this idea. Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday 19th of February 2022

Brilliant idea on the lemons!!!! Happy weekend!


Monday 21st of February 2022

KariAnne, I really appreciate this.


Saturday 19th of February 2022

really pretty! the garland idea is brilliant and love the lemons too. now I need to hunt for a garland for the several old ones I have laying around!


Monday 21st of February 2022

Debra, I know. It was a light bulb moment just in the nick of time. LOL


Friday 18th of February 2022

This is such an amazing transformation, Rachel! Your wreath is gorgeous, and what a budget-friendly makeover too. I love the eucalyptus you added and all the lemons as well. They add such a cheery touch. Loving and pinning as always, CoCo


Monday 21st of February 2022

CoCo, I really appreciate this.