Well hello there! I’m so glad you’re visiting today. Today is the day I am going to show you how easy it is to make a wreath. In this case, I’m making a spring wreath, but what I’m about to explain will work for any type of wreath. it’s so much easier than you might think and much cheaper than buying one. And, the great thing about making your own is that you totally customize the look you’re going for. Ready? Let’s get to it!
For this project, I picked up a simple grapevine wreath for about $5 at my local craft store.
I also picked up five bunches of Hydrangea. Good news! They’re even on sale right now.
Now, to make a wreath, the first thing you need to do is remove the flowers from the stems. You certainly can’t work with them still attached. 🙂 So, you want to separate the flowers into the smallest grouping and then clip them with some wire cutters.
Once you remove the stems, you can kind of place them around the wreath to make sure you have enough to cover the wreath the way you’d like. I used all 5 bunches for this wreath.
I also removed the leaves from two of the bunches. Just simply slide them off the stem so that they can be used them behind the flowers.
To “attach” the leaves, I slide them under some of the branches to hold them in place. Just like you see here.
Next, I added some hot glue on the little plastic ring that joins two leaves. Then, I pressed it to the underside of the branch.
Here, you can see how I spaced the leaves. Of course you could do the same thing using two different types of flowers or greenery other than the leaves from the flowers. The idea is to add a little ‘filler.”
With the leaves in place, you’re ready to begin inserting the flowers into the wreath. Again, I simply press them down into the branches, which will hold them in place. However, I also add some hot glue to the end of top of the stem where it will make contact with the top of the wreath.
I continue pushing stems into the wreath, all the way around. When you do this, make sure that you are placing the flowers very close together so that you don’t see the branches between them.
Here you can see that there was a little too much space between these flowers, so I simply pulled one flower back a bit to make room to insert another flower in that space.
I left a little space at the top to add a bow. However, you could completely fill the wreath all the way around if you prefer.
Okay, so my bow leaves a bit to be desired. This was the ribbon I had on hand so that I could take a quick pic for you. I will definitely be changing it out for a wider, brighter color ribbon.
And using the same ideas, I made the wreath below. I just added greenery and blooms to the wreath with a little hot glue to hold them in place. On this one I also added our monogram ~ which is kind of fun. 🙂
So, what do you think? Easier than you thought? I hope this inspires you to try making your own wreath. It’s a fun project that you can do quickly and easily. And, if you make your own, then you can change them out for each new season or holiday without breaking the bank. Go on, give it a shot and let me know how you do. Don’t forget, let me know what you think with your comment below and you can subscribe to my email list here.
Until next time~
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