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. . .
How to Make a Wreath in 5 Minutes
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- Start with a grapevine wreath or a similar vine wreath as your form, not a wire one and not a floral foam one.
- You need it to have the right shape, not fall apart easily and not look fake if it shows through your foliage.
- I’m using a 15 inch one in this tutorial.
- Then, choose your foliage as a garland if you can.
- I am using two 6 ft fern garlands here.
- Finally, gather some floral wire and wire cutters.
- Optional- Command Strips for hanging.
- Wire down the end of your garland on the outside edge.
- Cut a few 8-10 inch strips of wire.
- Start coiling the garland around the outside once, then up on the face of the wreath and down around inside. Watch the video below, if I just totally confused you.
- Tuck in the two ends of the garlands as you add in the second one.
- Wire everything into place, alternately you can wire the garland into place as you coil.
- Hold up your wreath and fluff up the foliage, hiding the wire and main plastic vine of the garlands.
- Now go hang your creation somewhere obvious for a fabulous focal point!
Watch this video to see how easy it is!
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!
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My white porch curtains make this picture look cropped funny!
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