It’s been a while since I’ve posted on my blog! And it makes me happy to be posting once again! 🙂
So I’ve been meaning to make an everyday wreath that I can hang on my front door when I don’t have any festive/seasonal wreaths or decorations to use. I scoured Pinterest and the web and compiled my favorite looks.
(I’m still working on creating the perfect bow! -the one in the picture is a little small for the size of the wreath, I think.- Any tips, easy instructions, or suggestions on how to create a bow from ribbon would be great!)
WHAT YOU NEED:
-18″ Grapevine wreath
-Flowers of your choice (some small, some large)
-Hot glue gun
-Ribbon (that complements your flowers-or burlap ribbon!)
The hardest part, I think, is deciding on how you want to place your flowers. I just threaded some of the stems through the wreath’s vines to see how placement would look for the different flowers I had. You just have to play with it until you like the look.
I’m a stickler for not seeing any stems or hot glue marks, so my flowers are close together.
You can cut the stems short (about 2-4 inches) so it is easier to thread into the wreath’s vines. Once you have a few placed in the wreath, go ahead and hot glue them in place. Then gradually add more- messing with the placement until you like it and then hot glue those in place.
Don’t forget you can also dab some glue on a leaf or side of a flower and stick it to another flower to help hide the stems/glue marks.
I liked the look of only covering a quarter of the wreath with the flowers and having a bow offset the other side. (Again, any helpful hints on how to make bows would be great!)
You can even add a small wooden letter for your last name near the flowers or bows to add more personalization!
Then just hook on a wreath door holder and you are all set!
*I will update a picture once I’ve created a better looking bow!