Today I’m here to show off one the projects I’ve made that I’m the most proud of and to tell you how you can make one too! It’s my fall wreath (pictured above).
Here’s what you need:
- Grapevine wreath
- Several different types or colors of faux flowers
- Leaf garland (to match the colors of your flowers)
- Floral wire
- Wooden letter
- Black ribbon (or any other color that matches your flowers and leaves)
- Desired embellishments
Here’s what you do:
- Starting at the top of the wreath, wrap the leaf garland around the grapevine wreath multiple times as with Christmas lights, spacing each row evenly however close or far you would like them to be.
- Continue wrapping until you are satisfied with the length of the garland or until it runs out.
- Cut to the length you desire.
- Cut 2 1-2″ lengths of floral wire.
- Tie each end of the leaf garland each end to the grapevine wreath with the floral wire. Make sure you are tying with the floral wire on the back side of the wreath so no one will see it.
- Cut flower stems to desired length.
- Feed flower stems through the front of the grapevine wreath as desired, tying to wreath with floral wire as needed. (Again, when using floral wire, tie to the back of the wreath or underneath another flower or leaf so it can’t be seen).
- Place your letter wherever best fits your design. Mine worked best at about the 3:00 mark.
- Instead of using floral wire, we use ribbon for this step, since you will be able to see whatever holds the letter in place. Wrap ribbon around wreath and letter in the best manner possible to secure the letter in place. I chose to weave my ribbon around the middle of the “W” in order to keep it in place. Tie beginning and end of ribbon together at the back of the wreath or secure with floral wire.
- Add any embellishments you desire. I added a red butterfly at the top of my wreath.
If I remember correctly, this project cost me $20 or less in supplies from my local craft store. Ordinarily, a wreath like this can cost upwards of $40 or more. If you have not been gifted in creative arts, please feel free to contact me, and I will be glad to sell you one of these wreaths. Otherwise, I wish you luck and would love if you would link to pictures of the wreath you make with these instructions!