I’ve had such a difficult time finding the perfect wreath for my front door and then it hit me…. Why not make my own!
I spent time searching around town for the perfect wreath, but of course you would probably never find the perfect color, flowers, or price. I was inspired by a friend who talked about creating the perfect wreath for her door! As the light bulb turns on in my head “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” I’m creative and I’ve made so many wreaths for my door, why should this time be any different?
Although, my azaleas haven’t started to bloom yet, I remember the beautiful color that I look forward to seeing every spring that surrounds my townhouse. While taking my last look around the store I spotted a $3 grapevine wreath ready to be filled with lovely flowers at $3 a bunch. I ended up with four bunches and two decorative floral fill-ins for only $20. The most important lesson was that I would have spent that amount or more for a pre-made decorative wreath, but now I have exactly the what I wanted!
Here’s what I used:
- Flowers (artificial flowers)
- Grapevine Wreath
- Wire cutter
- Floral wire
I cut each flower a little longer than my hand so that I could slip the flowers in-between the wrapped branches of the wreath. I also removed some of the green leaves to achieve the floral look I wanted.
This is where your creativity begins!
I tried to insert all of the flowers in the same direction so that I could keep them up-right. I secured some of the flowers with the floral wire when I felt that some of the flowers would look better flush with the wreath. Most of the flowers were very snug and fit perfectly so they didn’t need any wire.
Once you’ve added the flowers – step away from the wreath and then decide if some areas have too much coverage or not enough. I like to hold up the wreath in a mirror so I can see the full look before I make my adjustments.
As you can see with the finished wreath at the top of the post, I made quite a few changes to the finished product. Finally, I used some of the floral wire or (trash bag ties (twisty-ties) can also work ) to weave through the back of the wreath so that you create a loop for hanging the wreath on your wreath hanger.
There you have it! A super simple – DIY colorful solution that will last for many years. I hope that this inspires you to be creative too! Here’s wishing you a very Colorful Spring…
Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!