There's nothing like fresh flowers to end a cold dark winter. Making a spring floral wreath to hang on your door is enough to brighten anyone's spirits, and they make wonderful gifts. Several types of spring wreaths can be made, such as a living wreath, fresh floral or dried flowers and greens. The fresh floral wreaths will give you the benefit and the scents of the first blooming flowers and foliage. The wreath will take 2 to 4 hours depending on the size you choose.
Soak the foam ring until it changes color to a dark green. Place it on a rack or dish drainer until it stops dripping.
Cut a piece of wire long enough to wrap around the ring twice. This will create the hanger for the ring. Wrap one end around the ring and twist it to hold it on, then make a loop with the other end and twist it back around the wire. By placing the hanger on first, you will be able to hide it with the flowers.
Stick the cut end of the ivy or greens in the foam and wrap it around the ring to cover most of the foam. Pin the foliage on every few inches to hold it into place.
Cut the flowers so the stems are long enough to stick in the foam. Pull off any leaves that will interfere with the stem going into the foam deep enough to hold it on. You can stick the leaf that you take off back into the foam. Use different kinds of flowers with different shapes to give the wreath interest.
Cover the front, inside and outside edges of the ring completely. When all the flowers and foliage are in place, you should not be able to see the foam at all.
Use floral wire if any stems are not long or strong enough to stick into the foam. Wrap the wire around the stem that is on the flower or foliage and stick the other end of the wire into the foam.
Pin a bow off center on the wreath or make a bow with wired ribbon and pin it into place. You can even use the ribbon to completely hide the hanger by tying the bow around the wire.
Take the wreath down every other day and dampen it for longer-lasting flowers and foliage.