I try to deny it all the time, but I am wreath obsessed. My latest wreath crush is on miniature versions of this home decor favorite. I have made versions to use on signs and mostly to add a little touch of Spring greenery around the house. They are great to use on mantles, in vignettes, on tablescapes - pretty much anywhere. And they are inexpensive and simple to make!
This project is simple and goes quickly. After making 1 or 2, I was able to make a wreath in less than 5 minutes.
- Greenery. Mine is from Michaels Garden Collection, Bush. It is $14.99 per bunch...BUT I made 6 wreath from one bunch..and of course use a coupon for 40% off!
- Grapevine Wreath, size medium (about $1.00)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Stem wire of floral wire. (I wanted a brown, thin wire but they did not have any so I used a green wrapped wire) AND great scissors or wire cutters.
- Cut section of the greenery, leaving stems long. (you can trim them later)
- Cut the floral wire into 3" pieces.
- Lay the wreath flat.
- Begin by tucking the ends of the stems into the cracks and crevices of the grapevine wreath. Place a good size stem about every 2 inches (you can fill in if you want it fuller later)
- Really push those ends though, all the way to the back if you can.
- Your wreath should look like this.
- Now, going clockwise, move around the wreath, looking for areas where stems of 2 different stems meet.
- When you see that wrap a section of wire around, being sure to make the twist of the wire on the back of the wreath. In some areas I was even able to poke the wire through the crevices in the wreath for extra security.
- Twist the ends of the wire together, making sure the twist is on the backside. Trim/Snip off excess wire if necessary
- Continue adding wire all around the wreath until the greenery is arranged as you like it and secured to the wreath form.
Now aren't these so pretty? They make a great accent to your homes decor and you can dress them up too! Of course this same method works for a bigger wreath too!
Now, come back soon...I'll show you how I made this signs using these miniature wreaths!