An outdoor fall wreath made by Crafter Girl
There are so many types of wreaths you can buy, but the best ones are homemade! And they’re not just for holidays or seasons; they can be used for just about anything. If you have a bare wall to fill, a wreath can be the perfect wall accessory.
The first step in making a wreath is deciding what type of wreath you want to make. You can make a traditional round one and use various items to embellish it, or you can make a different type of decoration that resembles a wreath by using a wood letter. It could be the first letter of your name, or, if you want to go big, you could make your entire name using wood letters! You may want to rummage through your families’ old boxes of “junk” to see what you can find, such as old wreaths or other types of framework. Many times vintage finds can even work better!
If you don’t already have a foundation piece lying around, head over to a craft store, like Michaels. While you’re there, if you don’t already have them, pick up some inexpensive decorating objects too.
Now, take a good look at your decorating objects. Lay them out on your wood letter or bare wreath to decide how you want it to look. Nothing is worse than using all your effort gluing, twisting and tying only to find out you don’t like the way it looks afterwards!
Flower Wreath made by Crafter Girl
If you’re itching for a flower wreath, you can use any types of faux flower bouquets. Simply cut off the flowers from the bouquet – but be careful- and make sure you keep a couple inches of wire on the flowers so you can tie them to your wreath. Once you have all of your flowers, begin wrapping the wires around the wreath, and secure them tightly. If you want, you could just do a section of the wreath using flowers and leave the rest plain. Or, you could add a bow to the plain section. Get your creative juices flowing and play around with design ideas on your wreath. If you like glitz, one cool idea is to glue gems all over a bow and then tie it onto the wreath.
ArtMinds™ White Wood Letters, Michaels
If you opt for a wood letter, you can use a variety of items to glue on it. Some suggestions include beads, gems, faux grapes, buttons and/or small faux flowers. If there’s not already a hole in the top of your wood letter, you may have to have someone who can use power tools help you make one. Once that’s done, use your favorite ribbon to loop in the hole. After you tie a bow at the top, you can easily hang it on a thumbtack or nail. Happy wreathing!