New houses (especially new oldÂ houses) are loaded with projects. Paint this room or that, demo, structural orÂ â€œnot fun projectsâ€� (like HVAC repair) all take a considerable about of time or money or both. Ever since we were under contract with the farm house, Iâ€™ve been dreaming of putting my touch on the place with a front door wreath. People! I LOVE MAKING WREATHS! Theyâ€™re relatively inexpensive and create a welcoming vibe. Itâ€™s like sayingÂ â€œcome on in and stay a while!â€�Â Hereâ€™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 HookÂ
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. Itâ€™s also better to get more stems than you think youâ€™ll need because a skimpy wreath is a sad wreath. If youâ€™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 youâ€™re shopping, gather your choices together to get a sense of how theyâ€™ll look in the wreath. Iâ€™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 Michaelâ€™s.Â
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.Â
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 Iâ€™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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SOURCE: What I Wore – Read entire story here.