Have you ever seen a wreath you wanted and thought to yourself, “I could make that”? But, then when push came to shove you chickened out OR you really did make it and it was a let down?
I can show you a few tricks to ensure you get a full, perfecty shaped wreath in just five minutes flat!
The first wreath I ever made was from my parents’ grapevines. I was about twelve and knew exactly what I wanted it to look like. I dried the flowers and shaped the wreath out in the garage.
I bought some of that crinkled paper ribbon that you have to untwist- do you remember that stuff??? It was mauve because mauve and country blue were all the rage back then. Oh, and my glue gun was mauve, too. So color coordinated!
Anyway, I labored over that 3 foot wide (!) wreath for hours and when I held it up- it. was. stunning! I’m not sure how I did it at the age, really. But, people started asking me to make them for them after that.
My sister-in-law even asked for one as their wedding gift. It was a very proud moment for a twelve year old!
Over the years I have tried several different methods for wreath making and there are three things that seem to work the best- not to mention the fastest. So, let’s get started. . .
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As much as I love gardening, when it comes to my house I have made peace with having faux plants. This faux fern wreath will last me for the many years and will easily work for spring, summer and fall decorating!
My white porch curtains make this picture look cropped funny!