Nothing says, “we’re a festive home” like a door wreath. Especially in an apartment complex, it’s really the main way to decorate the exterior of our home.i thought, what’s a better way to bring in the cold season than with a wreath.
As much as I would love to have a wreath with living plants, I figured faux was the way to go so my wreath could last the whole season. I picked up a faux floral bouquet at Michael’s, realized I had enough for two small wreaths, so I decided to make a fall wreath and a spring wreath!
I had a couple of embroidery hoops lying around, after picking up embroidery, so I decided to use those as my base. You can use any sturdy circles as your base – embroidery hoops are perfect because you can make two wreaths from a single hoop.
- Embroidery hoop
- Fabric flowers
- Faux leaves
- Glue gun + glue
- Ribbon or String
What I did
I started off by picking out and cutting a few flowers from bouquet to use. I also separated the bunches of leaves into smaller groups. Once I had broken down all the elements of the wreath, I started trying out different arrangements, placing them around my embroidery hoops.
I ended up picking out flowers in two different color groups, so I decided to create a dark wreath for winter and a light wreath for spring. And placed flowers, leaves, into pine cones into two very different arrangements.
After a few variations, I settled on the arrangements I liked. I took a photo of each arrangement and then wiped all of the pieces to the side.
This is such an easy DIY when using a glue gun! Starting with the center flower, piece by piece, I glued the arrangement down. Using the photo as my guide, I was able to follow along and create both wreaths pretty quickly. Here’s how I started the spring wreath.
I finished each wreath off with something to hang it from – for the spring wreath, I used ribbon, and for the fall/winter wreath I used a rustic yarn.
All in all, this project took me about 30 minutes to create two beautiful and modern wreaths.
I absolutely love the wreaths! I can’t wait to make a summer wreath when the time comes.
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