Since it’s now September, I decided to venture off to Michael’s and get inspired for the Fall season.
I didn’t really have a plan, but when I saw plain vine wreaths, I immediately thought that I needed to make a wreath for our door.
This is my first time ever making a wreath, but I saw a bunch of inspiration in the floral section, where they were charging $50 plus for a wreath! Eep…that’s a little pricey, especially in hindsight, knowing how much I spent on supplies! (see receipt below)
Supplies you will need:
- 2 bunches of fall flowers
- 2 bunches of fall leaves
- hot glue gun (I prefer low temp)
- hot glue sticks
- vine wreath
- 1.5 in. ribbon (2 yds.)
When it comes to buying supplies, I find that cheaper fake flowers/leaves are best. They will get rained on and are seen from a distance, so there is NO need to splurge here! Each bunch for me was on sale for $1.79.
What you first need to do is separate all flowers and leaves from the bunch that they are in, using scissors, leaving a little bit of stem space for you to glue with.
Then, just start placing leaves and flowers on the wreath until you find a pattern that you like. The great thing about vine wreaths is they have little openings for the stems to fit in perfectly, making arranging super easy.
Once you figure it out, start hot gluing the stems to the wreath, making sure that they are securely glued. Go all the way around the wreath, leaving a small opening wherever on the wreath you would like for a bow to be placed.
Now, take your ribbon and make a wreath bow. Once it’s finished, hot glue it in the gap.
Ok, ok. Here’s a good YouTube video on how to make bows. 🙂
When you’re done, let it set for a few minutes. Then, hang on your door and allow your neighbors to get jealous of those wreath skills!
Pardon our door. We are in the process of painting our house hehe!