This wreath was super simple to make! This only took me about 30 minutes to make, not including the time where my two little boys, Marshall and Ted "helped." Anyone can make this, if you have a dollar store near by and about 20$.
Okay! So I needed a new spring wreath to jazz up my front door! I already have a bright red door so I didn't want something too loud and wild, but I wanted something unique and springy! Off to the dollar store I went with my two baby boys. We bought about 10-12 stems of green leaves, and 2 stems of white/light green pionies with buds. The spiller succulents we used we had from another arrangement in the house already, we just borrowed from that to make this project. I purchased those at Gale's Wholesale.
1. I began with my first two branches. I twisted the two of them together, not directly side by side, but about an inch offset from where the leaves start coming out of the branch. You should get something that looks like this...
2. Continue that pattern for the rest of your 10 branches of leaves. Twisting each branch in one by one around the rest of your twisted stems. Until you have used them all up, you should have something that looks like this...
3. Once you get to the end of all your 10-12 branches you have to connect it to make a circle. Simple wrap in the same motion you have be doing to form a circle and hide your wire branches in the back of the wreath.
4. Adjust your leaves and branches so they curve in the shape of a circle, you have to play around with it a bit to get a more circular look. I also adjusted the leaves so that some were turned forward, some backward and some on an angle so it looks more natural.
5. I then took the two spiller flowers and twisted them in where I wanted them to be, the longer one on the bottom and the shorter one on top.
6. Next for the flowers. take the heads off the stems of artificial flowers and play around with them first, set them in your wreath before gluing them so you know you are putting them exactly where you want them! Hot glue them where you think they look nice! I went with very few, I wanted this wreath to be mostly green and simple. Four flowers & two buds is what I ended up adding to my leafy wreath.
This wreath turned out beautiful! It was super cheap to make, and very quick! With two little boys to look after all day thats my kind of project! Easy, cheap and quick. Now that you know generally how to make a wreath out of dollar store foliage, get creative, change it up through out the seasons, why not! Add more flowers, less, make it your own. Don't have a nice front door that will work for a wreath? Try hanging it on a mirror or a picture inside your house, so you can enjoy your masterpiece all day long!
What are your favourite types of wreaths? and where are your favourite places to hang them? I'd love to hear!