Flowering dogwoods usher in spring with a burst of white and light pink blossoms. To enjoy the beauty of springtime throughout the year, make a spring wreath that uses spring flowers and natural materials such as grapevines and raffia ribbon. Spring wreaths can be hung on a door, over a mantel or in a guest room, and, if you use silk flowers instead of fresh, you will have a long-lasting decoration for your home.
Select a grapevine wreath that is approximately 10- to 12-inches in diameter. Heart-shaped wreaths are pretty, although any shape can be used.
Group two to three silk dogwood branches together and secure together with floral wire wrapped around the top of the branches.
Push the ends of the branches through the wreath, from the front to the back. Wrap floral wire around the branches to secure to the wreath, completely covering the wreath.
Cut the raffia ribbon into about six or eight 12-inch pieces. Holding all the pieces together, tie into a shoelace style bow. Push a 6-inch piece of wire through the back of the bow, pulling through until the loose ends of the wire are even. Attach the bow to the wreath by inserting the ends of the wire through the wreath, from front to back. Twist the loose ends of wire in the back of the wreath to secure.
Make a wreath hanger by cutting an 8-inch piece of floral wire and inserting into the top of the wreath, by weaving through the vines in the back. Twist the loose ends together forming a loop of wire. Hang the wreath.