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“Let’s Go Fly a Kite” Spring Wreath Tutorial!!

lets go fly a kite wreath tutorial at tatertots and jello

I am on a Mary Poppins kick lately. I had such a fun time creating the “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” printables last week, that I thought it would be fun to make a Spring wreath to go along with the printables. You know I love a good wreath.

wooden kite wreath tutorial at tatertots and jello

And I have been having such an awesome time playing around with my new Cricut Explore machine, I created this new wreath with it! I took the printable kite that I created and saved it as an SVG file and then uploaded it into my Explore software online. Then all I had to do was resize it to fit the wood that I cut with my miter saw. I took a leftover piece of shelving that I use to make my giant signs and cut it into a kite shape.

lets go fly a kite printable free images at tatertots and jello

Here’s how I made my “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” wreath: 

making a wood kite spring wreath

Supplies: 

Board for the kite (cut out using my electric saw) 9×11 inches

Vinyl for kite stencil

Two different colors of paint

36″ inch long piece of material by 4 inches for the kite tail

Wire

Wreath form

Fabric to wrap the wreath – approximately 1/2 yard.

paper to cut out for the paper bows – 1 sheet.

Ribbon to hang the wreath

wood kite spring wreath at tatertots and jello

Here’s how to make the wreath: 

Cut the board into a kite shape — approximately 12 inches long by 9 inches wide.

I took the SVG file that I created and cut it out of vinyl for the wood kite.

Lay the vinyl on the kite and then peel off the top right and bottom left sides of the vinyl.

Paint those sections with one color of paint.

Then peel off the opposite sides, leaving the center vinyl in place.

When all four sections of the kite have been painted, peel off the middle strips, revealing either plain wood or your original painted color.

Once dry, sand the edges and add a little stain to the edges if you want.

Take your fabric for the tail, lay a piece of wire in the middle and hot glue the fabric closed.

Then take the tail and hot glue it onto the back of the wood kite.

Wrap sections of the tail every 6 inches or so with a 3-inch piece of wire.

Cut  out the paper bows with your craft cutter.

Hot glue the paper bows onto each wrapped piece of the tail until you get to the end of the tail.

Wrap the wreath with your coordinating fabric.

Then hot glue the wooden kite to the side of the wreath and hot glue the tail in an “s” shape on the wreath.

Add some ribbon to the top.

And now you have a new whimsical Spring Wreath! 

lets go fly a kite wood kite spring wreath at tatertots and jello

Note – your wreath might be a little lopsided due to the weight of the wooden kite on one side. If that is the case, just add a medium-sized glue dot to the back of the wreath and your door or wall and the glue dots should keep the wreath straight.

And here are a couple other Spring Wreaths I have made: 

spring-paper-wreath-header1

Spring Paper Wreath

easter-washi-tape-wreath-header

Washi Tape Egg Wreath

navy-and-yellow-interchangeable-bow-wreath

Interchangeable Bow Wreath

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Spring Moss Wreath

moss and butterfly wreath

Spring Butterfly Wreath

beachy canvas rosette wreath tutorial

Canvas Rosette Wreath

Have you made a wreath for Spring? 
Share YOUR idea in the comments!!

Have a Happy Day!

xoxo

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Comments

  1. Super cute! I love this.
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  2. Your wreaths are really beautiful! The kite wreath is perfect for all the wind I’ve been having in my area lately :)
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  3. What a cute wreath! I love kites and this is adorably clever!
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  4. I am obsessed with wreaths. This one is adorable!
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  5. Crystal says:

    Love the kite wreath!! So fun and cute!! Pinned :)

  6. AnitaRex says:

    Too cute! I love the colors and the uniqueness! Can I pleas ask where did u get that polka dot fabric?

  7. I LOVE this wreath! So cute! Thanks for sharing!
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  8. Your spring wreath is so cute, Jen! And perfect for your sunny yellow door. Love it.
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  9. I love this kite Jen! I need a new spring wreath and I think this is perfect! Of course I can’t look at it without singing the Mary Poppins song in my mind. :)

    Anna

  10. Super cute!!!!
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  11. That is so cute! And the pillows on the porch are super cute too!!

    Kendra
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  12. What a great idea! I love how this is versatile enough to stay on your door for more than a month. Instead of using wood for the kite I think I’ll try using foam core. We live in a tiny place without room for heavy duty power tools, but I can definitely wield a pair of scissors. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

  13. I absolutely love it! I’m a Mary Poppins fan too, and I love how you tied the song into a cute wreath! I recently made this fun Spring Wreath, if you’d like to check it out: http://www.idigpinterest.com/2014/03/simple-diy-spring-wreath.html
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  14. Oh my goodness! This is just dripping with cuteness!

  15. Love this wreath! Super Cute!

  16. That kite wreath is absolutely adorable! My front door is lacking in the cute wreath department, I’ll have to try and make yours.
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  17. OMG, cute overload! I love all of the wreaths! I’d better get crafta-lackin’!
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