New houses (especially new old houses) are loaded with projects. Paint this room or that, demo, structural or “not fun projects” (like HVAC repair) all take a considerable about of time or money or both. Ever since we were under contract with the farm house, I’ve been dreaming of putting my touch on the place with a front door wreath. People! I LOVE MAKING WREATHS! They’re relatively inexpensive and create a welcoming vibe. It’s like saying “come on in and stay a while!” Here’s a step by step on how to create your own.
- Metal Wreath Base
- Florist Wire
- Wire Cutters
- Assortment of Faux Flowers and Greenery
- Over Door Hook
A word on flower choice: my favorite wreaths mix multiple blooms in the same color with greenery. I try to select as realistic looking flowers as possible, incorporating in larger and smaller buds in addition to stems that look almost like wild flowers. It’s also better to get more stems than you think you’ll need because a skimpy wreath is a sad wreath. If you’re on a budget, aim to spend more money on the more life like larger flowers and save a bit with the smaller buds. I think paper and fabric petals look better than plastic. While you’re shopping, gather your choices together to get a sense of how they’ll look in the wreath. I’ve been known to lay everything out on the floor of the store to be sure I have what I want! All of these supplies will be in the florist section of your favorite craft store. I personally really like the selection at Michael’s.
STEP ONE | Snip Your Stems
Divide your bushier blooms into smaller, more workable bunches and remove excess length. Remove any leaves that look too fake.
STEP TWO | Create mini bundles
Take a little bit a of this, and a little bit of that to create small bouquets, layering vertically.
STEP THREE | Affix to Base
Using your florist wire, attached the bouquet to the base simply by wrapping around the steps a few times. No need to cut the wire.
Now repeat steps two and three until your wreath is complete. How you layer your blooms is a personal preference. While I’m normally all about symmetry, I like a more organic and unexpected layout (like with my sunflower placement!) Now that you’re done, proudly display using an over the door hook
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