DIY Split Pea Wreath

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Hey Y’all!

Happy Hump Day!!

I’m super excited to share a cute & easy spring wreath idea with you today! I made this little wreath over the weekend & I’m so happy with how it turned out!

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What do you think?! Doesn’t the green color just scream spring?!

I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely ready for the warm, spring temps & I’m looking forward to things greening up in our area! I’m hoping this wreath is the start of many more green things just around the corner!

Here is what you’ll need….

Wreath Form
2 Bags of Split Peas
Mod Podge
Sponge Brush
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
A couple of side notes…..
1) I purchased a 10 inch straw wreath from Hobby Lobby for this project, but if I had to do it all over again, I would spend the extra money & purchase a green styrofoam wreath form like this one instead.
I think the green foam would definitely help to hide bare spots/imperfections.
2.) I mostly used Mod Podge for this project. At one point, I began using my hot glue gun & found it to be much more difficult. So, if you don’t have a glue gun or any glue sticks on hand…NO WORRIES! You don’t really need it!
The first thing I did was empty my split peas into a foil lined cake pan…..

Leaving the clear wrap on the straw wreath, I applied a generous amount of Mod Podge to the wreath using a sponge brush.

Then I stuck the wreath down inside the cake pan & began “smushing” (technical term) the split peas to the wreath using my hand.

Be prepared to get your hands a little messy & also be prepared to have a million split peas to sweep up off the floor when your done! I honestly thought the cake pan would catch them all, but turns out those little suckers fly all over the place! Or maybe I’m just a messy crafter! 🙂

I kept repeating the above steps, covering the straw wreath as well as thoroughly as possible…..

Once I had the wreath covered pretty well, I sat it aside & let it dry overnight. The next day I went back & filled it all the left over bare spots.

This project wasn’t difficult to do, it was just a little time consuming trying to fill in all the bare spots. Like I said earlier, I think a green wreath form would have made a world a difference and definitely would have saved me some time!

Once I was finished & the glue was all dry, I sprayed it with clear coat to preserve it & keep the split peas from fading.
Then I cut a strip of burlap from my stash & used it to hang the wreath from my door.

Simple & sweet!!

p.s. I think this would make a great wreath for St. Patrick’s Day too!!

Are you ready for Spring as much as I am?

Have you made a wreath for St. Patrick’s Day or Spring for your front door?

If so, leave a link in the comments below! I’d love to check it out!! 🙂

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  1. Great idea…really lovely…I’m a huge sage green girl and this is perfect for spring as well as St. Patricks…may have to make one!
    Have a great day, Mariaelena

  2. AMAZING idea, Tonya — my mom has been hunting the perfect wreath for St. Patty’s Day, so when she comes to visit this weekend, I think we’ll do this one together! Thanks for sharing!
    xo Heidi

  3. i love this look! i have wanted to make one but have yet to… yours looks perfect!

  4. I love it! Do you think you’ll have problems with birds or squirrels?

  5. That is a really neat idea… wow!

  6. Super Cute!

  7. What a cute idea!! I would have never thought of this! 🙂

    I would love for you to join my Blog Hop and Link Up!

  8. I love your wreath! It’s super cute!! Have a great day. ~ Jamie

  9. I love this idea. Just pinned it and will be making it very soon. Been a new follower of yours on BlogLovin and I love your posts. Keep up the good work!

  10. I am not of fan of peas for dinner but I love these peas 🙂 Super cute 🙂

  11. Love this wreath!!!!! I will have to make this one for sure. Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!

  12. Hello, I’d love to have you come share your post at Show and Tell Saturday #6 at Sassy Little Lady!


  13. This is really cute and so simple – very inspiring.

  14. Such a great idea!!! When I scrolled through the link ups at the Tatertots and Jello weekend wrap up party, this was one of the VERY CUTEST things there!! Love it!

  15. I love this! It is so pretty for a Spring wreath. The burlap was the perfect choice to hang it from. Thanks for sharing.
    Pieced Pastimes

    • I started a new link party called ‘Saturday Sparks’ and would love to have you link this pretty wreath up if you get a chance.
      Have a Wonderful Day,
      Pieced Pastimes

  16. So stinkin’ cute!!! I think I might make this tomorrow! Thanks for the cute, and cheap, idea. 🙂


  17. Really like it!

  18. I love your pretty wreath! So simple, yet so beautiful and easy! I shared your wreath with my readers on my pretty spring projects post, with a lnk back to your project. Thanks for sharing your idea!

  19. Love, love, love this project. Thanks for sharing!!!

  20. This is seriously adorable!! I love it! Such a great wreath! You are genius to use split peas!

  21. Oh my gosh..this just too cute for words! Come link up to my party on my blog The Style Sisters

  22. Brilliant idea! I definitely love the color – so inspired by spring and it’s so cute!

  23. Love your wreath. I’m going to have to make this for my kitchen! I’m really glad you mentioned the sealer. I covered foam balls with beans and split peas. I was very sad when my peas faded.

  24. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can’t wait to read more. You can find me at


  25. That is perfectly lovely! Love how clever to use beans!

  26. Here’s a link to my St. Pat’s Day wreath. Love the idea of the split pea wreath. One of those would look lovely in my dining room. I have a hutch that is sort of a split pea color.

  27. I believe that is the cutest wreath i have ever seen!! Thanks for linking up to the party, just pinned.

  28. Hi there! I found you at the link party at Debbiedos. This is sooo cute and what a great pop of color! Gonna make it this week. I linked you on my blog. Thank you for the idea and for a funny cute post! Jules

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  30. Hi Tonya,
    Thanks so much for the great tutorial. I loved your wreath and made one for our Spring Mantel that I posted. I included a link back to your blog.
    Have a Lovely Day,
    Pieced Pastimes

  31. Hi Tonya,
    So glad I found your blog through Craftgawker and am your newest follower. Your house is amazing and I love your style. This wreath is ingenious!
    Can’t wait to see what you post next!

  32. I just finished mine this weekend, using yours as an inspiration! How did you get the bow to look so perfect? I’ve tied and retied so many times, but I just can’t get it right! Any tips??

  33. We are getting ready to sell our house and I’m thinking of making this for my front door since it’s such a nice, simple, neutral look. One question for anyone who has made this – have you had any trouble with the peas coming off? I do NOT want to have to be sweeping peas off the front porch before every showing! 🙂

  34. I love this simple, yet classy idea! Okay, it’s a year later. Did the spray work to prevent fading? I have split peas around candles that have really faded.

  35. This is sooo cool. Love , love the idea.

  36. I went to Kneaders yesterday (a bakery in our town) and they stuck a newsletter in my bag. On the newsletter was a little “pin of the month” article with your pea wreath featured there. I have been looking for a green wreath, and I think this would be a marvelous one that my children could help me make! Thanks for the great ideas. What a terrific blog you’ve got! Thanks for all your hard work to share it. 🙂

  37. Gina Auten says:

    I work at a small hotel in North Central Arizona. We have Thanksgiving and Christmas wreaths that I have made for the doors of each room. When I saw this photo, I new I had to make them for the rest of the year. I plan on making them for our 8 rooms for January thru July and adding removable embelishments to go with the holidays. Floral wire will become my friend! Thank you for the idea. God Bless.

  38. Love this!!! Its SO cute. Definitely picking up my supplies this weekend and getting started! Thanks for the great tutorial! Happy Spring!

  39. Hi there! I am currently making the wreath and took your advice on using the green foam wreath form. I’m having trouble with the peas sticking though. The majority of the wreath is covered, but going in and filling in the blanks has been difficult because the peas start to fall off. Any suggestions? I have been using hair spray on each section as a temporary sealant…I’m thinking the straw wreath with plastic covering might be easier to cover!


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