I Love A Good Wreath!
First off, Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!! I hope today is filled with candy, flowers, and all things pink! And secondly, today is wreath day…. and I am pumped! We shot this little wreath DIY tutorial a few weeks ago, and I’ve been dying to share it with you! I’m all about Valentine’s Day, but I hate buying a wreath that is V-day specific that I really can only use for like, two weeks! So my goal with this wreath was to make it more of a spring wreath. That way I can have it up for February, but leave it up for a while after… because let’s be real, these things take time!
I ended up going to Micheal’s again (remember my Fall wreath?!) to buy all of the supplies for this wreath, and I am pretty sure I looked like a crazy person will all of the flowers scattered all over the aisle as I was trying to decided what to buy. I’m suuuuuuper visual, and I wasn’t sure how else to do it, so I kind of just took over the place! The goal here was to not make the wreath overly pink, and to also draw in some of our natural plants that we have growing in our yard…really a cohesive look was the goal.
When I came home with all of my supplies, I’ve got to be honest, I was worried… but once we started putting it together, OMG I fell in love. It’s my new favorite thing!
Putting together a wreath is fun and not at all hard! The hard part is picking out your flowers, after that… easy peasy! Here, let me show you!
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:
1. Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
3. Your Choice of Dried Flowers
4. Wire Cutters
Come up with a plan! This might include your color schemes, favorite greens and flowers..etc.. As soon as I saw those light pink peonies, I knew I had to have them! After that, I just picked a few flowers that would accent the peonies and our bright red door. Lastly I chose the greenery. I went for a more tropical organic look! All of the greenery I picked we have in some live form in our yard!
Next I started to lay out a pattern. I didn’t glue anything yet. I just set things in place to see if they would work! After I got a good idea of what I wanted the wreath to look like, I cut all the stems so I’d be ready to glue!
Now that I had all my pieces cut, I put a dot of hot glue on the stems and one by one placed them in the wreath! Don’t be nervous, you can move them around while the glue is still hot, so just go for it!
I started with the darkest greens first and then layered in the lighter leaves, and lastly the filler flowers.
Next, I placed my statement flowers, the pink peonies. I wanted their placement to seem natural as well, so I altered the angle of each one as I fastened them in.
Lastly, it was time for the ribbon! I thought rather than a bow or leaving it plain, it could be fun to have the wreath hung by a ribbon. The wreath itself is on the door fastened with a suction, cup but I think the ribbon adds a little extra pizzaz to the whole thing!
I absolutely love the way ours turned out, and it makes me so happy when I see it each day. You’ll have to try this one out, and if you need more ideas… here’s the Fall wreath we did a few months ago. I’m telling you, I might get into the wreath making business, it’s so fun!
Photographed by: Danielle Nichol Photography