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This week I made a spring wreath.
Okay.. first things first. Always, always, ALWAYS buy faux flowers on sale. Gosh these things are getting expensive.
In the store I first pick out my wreath, do I want straw, wood or metal? Do I want a special shape? Sometime I pick up 2 or 3 and put them in my cart while I decide. Then I walk up and down the flower isles and pick up things that I find pretty or interesting. Finally I just start 'dry fitting' right in the store. This is where I make decisions and basically decide what I'm going to do.
I chose these purple flowers as I hadn't seen them before and they just spoke to me.
I got 2 bunches as when I was playing with them in the store I decided to have them go in opposite directions.
I also got these white flowers for the middle. I just thought they went well.
TIP - When picking flowers choose what you like but keep in mind the color wheel. Opposites on the wheel attract each other. So I could have chosen yellow flowers instead of white to really pop. Unfortunately I really liked the type of flower the white ones are but they didn't have them in yellow only white, pink and red.... so I got the white.
I really do 'dry fit' them right in the store meaning I lay the flowers on the wreathes in my cart or even on the store floor then step back and see how I like it. This is the final decision time for me to determine what I'm going to create and buy.
This is what I bought.
1 wood wreath
1 bunch of white flowers
2 bunches of green leaves
2 bunches of purple flowers
Then once at home I dry fit at again. Sometimes I make changes like I ended up doing with this wreath.
You'll notice in the finished wreath I left out the extra green leaves that I had placed under the white flowers. I bought these but I didn't end up using them but this is why you dry fit first!
With the just green leaves it felt just too much for me so I will return these $11.99 stems!!!! YIKES. See buy when they are on sale... I got them $5.99 each.
My next step is then cutting the stems to length. I cut long because you can always make them shorter! Then I place them, dry (no glue) into the wreath.
Personally I place all the flowers before I hot glue but you can start to hot glue at this point.
Next I placed the white flowers in the middle, glued everything down and that is it! Oh and I only burned my fingers twice with the hot glue gun!!!!!
I just thought the extra green leaves hid the cool purple flowers so I didn't end up using them.
The final touch was to cut a length of ribbon, knot it and hang the wreath.
So what do you think? Do you have a wreath on your door for the spring? Do you make your own wreathes? I'd love to hear from you!
Thanks for stopping by and reading my little blog. Next week I am going to try this bunny wreath I saw on Pintrest.... we'll see how it goes!
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