Being as how I'm addicted to Pinterest, I was constantly seeing such cute wreath ideas and finally decided to make my own. I'm so proud of it and it turned out exactly how I wanted. Hooray! The best part was that it was super easy and inexpensive. Most wreaths that are already made will run between $30-$90 depending on where you shop. My homemade wreath that looks exactly how I want it to cost me about $20 and it was such fun making it.
To make this wreath you'll need:
- wreath form (woven, foam, or whatever you like; I used woven)
- glue gun
- wire cutters
- fake flowers
- wooden letter
- wreath hanger
I bought my fake flowers from the Dollar Tree where everything in the store is $1. I got 4 bundles of flowers total: 2 yellow, 2 orange. I went ahead and picked the same type of flower just in different colors because I thought it looked better. The first thing I did is push the little leaves on the flowers, that are about halfway down the stem, all the way up to the top. You can see the difference in the picture below with the orange flowers having the leaves pushed all the way up and the yellow not. Then I used wire cutters to snip the flower from the rest of the bundle. I did this so I could simply stick the flowers into the wreath without having to glue them on, and the originial stems were entirely too long.
I only wanted the flowers on one side of the wreath so I picked a spot somewhere near the middle of the side I wanted them on and just started sticking them in. Make sure that you can't see the stems of the flowers coming out the back of the wreath because when you hang it they may get pushed out when it's up next to the door.
Next I took my ribbon and glued it on the back side of the wreath underneath the flowers and wrapped it around the side without flowers, gluing the other end at the top on the back side of the wreath.
All that was left to do was wrap the letter with yarn. It was at this moment that I wished my last name started with an L or O or something easy to wrap. This was not the most simple task and took me longer than any other part, but it paid off. I got my letter from Hobby Lobby and they had letters in different fonts but I really liked this one. Word to the wise, think about how difficult your letter will be to wrap before buying it. Another option is spray painting it or wrapping it with scrapbook paper. I glued the end of the yarn to the backside of the letter and just started wrapping. Every now and then I had to cut the yarn, glue it to the back, and start with a new strand. Since it's glued to the back though, no one will ever know about your wrapping mistakes.
Once the letter was wrapped, I took some extra yarn and tied the letter to the wreath. I suppose you could glue it but I had already unplugged my glue gun at this point and was too lazy to wait for it to heat back up.
And here's the finished product. It's super bright and colorful but since it's Spring, almost Summer, I thought the colors were appropriate. You could apply the same directions for making a wreath but with different colors and have one for every season :)
Happy wreath making!!!