Hey y’all! Hope you had a wonderful fourth!
It’s been a while, so let’s jump right in!
If you’ve experienced the sticker shock of pre-made floral wreaths, this post is for you! It’s kind of insane how expensive they can be. By making your own wreath, you save so much money and it’s pretty easy too!
Let’s start with the needed materials:
- 18″ Grapevine wreath
- Faux flowers
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters
- Optional decorative sign
- Paint for sign (if applicable)
- Glue gun to attach sign
I got my grapevine wreath from Michaels for less than $5 (and I had a coupon!) Do me a favor. Don’t ever go to Michaels without a coupon. They have them available ALL THE TIME. Join their rewards program and you’ll get even more deals! I promise you will save so much money.
The only thing I don’t really like about the wreath is that the branches that stick out some break off easily. Other than that it’s great! It even has a little metal ring you can use to hang it from!
I got my flowers from Michaels and Dollar Tree. I wanted pink, blueish/purple and white! The floral wire is also from Dollar Tree. Cut the flowers into individual stems with your wire cutters. Do not use regular scissors for this step! You will cut yourself like I did a few weeks back. Wire cutters are so much easier. This is what they looked like after I separated them into individual stems.
The next step is where your creativity comes in. You just stick the flowers in the wreath into a design that you like! I wanted the blue and pink flowers intermingled and the white on the edges. Just make sure the metal ring is at the top! I put all the flowers where I wanted them to go and then realized the ring was on the side (face palm) so I had to redo it.
The next step is kind of tedious. Flip your wreath over and use the floral wire to secure the branches that are loose and then trim the stems that are sticking out a lot with the wire cutters. The easiest way to secure the floral wire is by tying it like a bread tie.
The final step is to use you glue gun to secure your decorative sign! I got my 12″ hello sign from Etsy for $14. It was originally unpainted but I painted it white. I think the sign really pulls it together! Without it, the wreath is a little plain. It just adds the last needed touch! Another option you could use is your room number/address number or the letter of your last name.
That’s all there is to it! This project is so fun and simple and not to mention cheap! The total cost was about $27. That’s less than half of what some pre-made wreaths sell for! So worth it!
Hope y’all enjoyed this post!
If you make your own wreath, I would love to see it!