I made a wreath.
It was really easy and really inexpensive.
I've always loved wreaths but find some of the pre-made ones to be really fussy and garish. I like them simple - in look and skill set!
So, when walking by Michaels craft store a few weeks back I noticed that their 'seasonal picks' (those fake flowers and greenery) were on for 50% off. I was particularly drawn to a faux pot of flowers because of its amazing Autumn colour. The price was right at $10 and I knew I could pop the flowers off and use them to create a wreath. I grabbed a smaller flower spray for contrast as well as a wire wreath form and was on my way.
You don't need much to make this kind of a wreath. My supplies were simple - spray paint (explain in a moment), a glue gun, wreath form, and flowers. Ignore the wire snips. I had grabbed those but as it turns out, these flowers simply popped off. For some flower picks/sprays you may need the wire snips to cut the flowers off though.
When I set out to make the wreath I wasn't exactly sure how I wanted it to look. I thought I may want to have a bit of the wreath form show and create a really modern looking wreath. I had some gold spray paint on hand from when I updated our powder room so took a quick moment to coat the wreath form. If you follow me on Instragram you may remember seeing my spray party.
Once that dried I popped the tops off the flowers…
And started arranging. I didn't glue anything down at this point, just played with my options. I tried several different layouts…
Sigh. I didn't like any of them. Nothing was working for me. I didn't have enough of the large flowers to make a nice full wreath and all the imbalanced designs just weren't doing it for me.
So I decided to back to Michaels and bought another pot of the larger ones. They were still on 50% off but I was able to use an additional 25% off coupon that week. Nice!
To attach them to the wreath frame I simply glue gunned each one on. Here is a little animated gif of it all coming together…
After I secured both the large and small flowers on, I was done!
I hung it up easily using a "Command Hook" that was already on the door from an earlier wreath.
And that's it! Easy and festive.
My love affair with Autumn continues.
Have you made any wreaths lately? What is your favourite season? Are you obsessed with Autumn's colour palette like I am?
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!