April 27, 2011

Springy Wreathes

Now that the Easter wreathes have come and gone, it's time to hang my front door decor that will wish a warm welcome to visitors until the patriotic festivities are hung this summer!  These new wreathes will definitely do the trick.  In search for "something different" than my other wreathes, I made these and am so pleased to report that they can be done on a shoe string budget (did you hear that Dear Hubs?  Cost conscious!)!


The Dish (what you need):
  • wreath form
  • hot glue and glue gun
  • inexpensive silk flowers in a single color (you can find these at discount and dollar stores)
  • ribbon for bows
Craft in a Snap (what you do):
1.  Begin by removing ALL of the stems from the flowers.  Most silk flowers have a bloom that will just pop off if pulled gently.  For my wreathes, I used about 10-12 stems of 5-7 flowers each stem.  The amount you need is determined by how closely you bunch the flowers and the size of your form and your blooms.
2.  Affix hot glue to the back of each bloom and attach to the wreath form.  Take special attention to work in a specific area and move around the wreath.  You don't need to cover the back of the wreath, just a few on the sides will cover the form well.
3.  Leave about 2 inches of space for the hanger.
4.  Cover the blank space with a bow.  I recommend a wire trimmed ribbon that holds its shape well.

Wreath form

Pop off the blossoms

Bunch tightly around the form

Ta Da!

Dazzle up your front door with these adorable and springy wreathes!

~charmed b