Although Spring took seemingly forever to arrive, I left my Winter wreath up for entirely too long. I can't remember what I've used the past few years, but I realized this year that I didn't have a Spring/Summer wreath. I started shopping and quickly realized that Dave Ramsey would definitely say "no" if he saw the price, so I decided to make my own.
I always forget how simple wreath-making is. I bought all of my supplies at Joann Fabrics but any craft store would have similar supplies. [My favorite place to buy florals is Hobby Lobby but there isn't a local store. So, I shop at Joann's.]
Season appropriate florals [I used three bunches]
Wire or twisty-ties [I used wire but will likely use twisty-ties next time. The wire was sharp and difficult to work with]
Buying your supplies:
- I started with a grapevine wreath. Mine was regularly $8.50 but there are always 40-50% off coupons. Never buy anything there at Joann's one! Here is the link to their coupon page. You don't even have to print them off!
Grapevine wreath: $4.25
- I always start by choosing a base color for my florals. This time I chose light green. Then I add an accent color [purple]. I also found a few light green berry stems to fill in the empty spots. The florals were half-off but if they aren't on sale, use your coupon. :)
- I had the wire on hand from another project, so it didn't cost me anything. I will likely use twisty-ties next time.
Assembling your wreath:
- Cut the flowers from the main stem, leaving approximately 1 inch to attach the florals to the wreath. You can leave as much greenery as you'd like.
- I arrange them on my wreath before attaching them. I like to place them in the every-other color pattern, but you can arrange them however you'd like.
- After you are happy with the placement, use small pieces of wire to attach the flowers to the wreath. I attached the berry stems last so that I could fill in flat/empty areas.
- Add a bow or a letter for a personalized touch. Attach to door with ribbon and command hook. Happy crafting!