Seriously, I made this wreath in 15 minutes, taking the photos for my blog post took longer! Bright and cheerful. This is a perfect spring decoration for my front door.
I started out with a trip to the Dollar Tree. They always have a wall full of floral bunches. Bunches are a small, about 5-7 stems, groups of flowers. They sell for ...........can you guess? Yes $1. I bought 20 bunches, 5 different colors and 4 of each type of flower. One small stick type wreath (about 12") for the base and a package of floral wire. $22! Really!
I took off all of the tags, of course, and put them into groups of the same color.
The first bunch I laid down on the stick wreath and wrapped wire around to hold firmly twisting the wire together. You only have to do this when you start a new piece of wire.
Then after the first bunch was down, I chose the next color and laid it down just below and to the side wrapping the wire around firmly. Keep doing this alternating the colors as you go around. Keep wrapping the wire tightly and when you need to end a piece of wire wrap it tightly around one of the stems to keep it secure.
Cut the wire in lengths that work for you. I cut about 24" so it would not tangle up on me. Take a look at the photos I took. A picture is a million words they say! I love doing projects like these. Instant gratification.
As you go around the wreath base you can bend the stems from the bunches in sort of a curve, this way they won't protrude from the finished artwork you are doing. Yes, you are doing it! Aren't you proud of yourself?
Now, you should be coming to the end of your flower bunches. You can see that the last couple bunches will be tricky. Not so. All you need to do is lift up and out of the way the first bunch and slide the stems underneath. Secure with more wire.
You should now have a very colorful circle of flowers. (Sure looks bright against my white winter fingers!)
The first picture below shows how it looked before I fluffed out the flower bunches. You can get a little rough here. Bend the branches out in the direction that best shows all of the blooms. Some you may have to bend upwards so all can be seen. The second picture shows it after I fluffed it out a bit.
This is my masterpiece on the front door. I like to put my wreaths out on my storm door so all can be seen and not squished between the steel door and the glass. I use one of those 3M hooks right on the glass. Works great! Here it is on my door. I just love it. Says SPRING to me! I'm so tired of snow and winter right now. Very refreshing to see tulips, hyacinth and forget-me-knots on the door.
I plan on making one for all of the seasons. A bow might be a good addition. And between seasons, bunches of just greenery may be cool too. Like boxwood, fern, ivy and variegated grasses. That type of wreath would look good suspended from a loop and a bow.
Give this wreath a try. Great chance to make pretty gifts for the holidays and change of seasons. Very affordable, too. It makes up to a generous size, and very full and lush.
Let me know how yours turned out. Send me pics. I'm sure you will have fun with this easy project. I did!!
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