Let me just start by saying that I love wreaths. I love burlap wreaths. I love burlap wreaths so much that floral flower wreaths, like this gem was long forgotten about. Sad, right!?
At my store we are always creating burlap wreaths for customers and selling them like crazy, but I got an itch to use more flowers and greenery the other day and put the burlap on the shelf! Gasp!
So I gathered up some pretty artificial flowers we had laying around the shop (we have an entire all full of beautiful fakes) and some greenery and got to work. It has been so long since I have made a wreath like this and I figured it might be a good idea to show you some steps to create this wreath in a matter of minutes. Ok maybe like 30 minutes if you have not made one within the last decade.
I started by grabbing an 18 in wire frame and 2 swags of leaves and intertwining them around the frame so that I did not have to wire them on.
You can see here that I added a piece of wire at the start of the swag, but if I make another one I am skipping this part. The wire was just a pain in the butt and hot glue works just as good as far as I am concerned and takes way less time to do!
Then just cut flowers off of the stems and place them on your wreath, not hot gluing or wiring them on yet. Just arrange them around the wreath filling in gaps. Once you have the flowers where you want them, grab your hot glue and get to work. If you feel better about wiring them in place, have at it…I did it for about 2 flowers before I gave up and threw my wire across the room after I stabbed myself for a second time and had blood gushing out of my thumb. Fun times lol.
I also went back and grabbed some more greenery..leaves from other swags, bushes, flowers and added those in to give it some more texture and different shades of green. I even added some dried basil to it!!
I really love how it turned out. Simple, shabby chic, and really cute. You can add a sign, or just leave it in its simplicity and enjoy your work.
What do you think? I am glad I gave the burlap a rest, because I forgot how pretty these wreaths can be when using the right kind of flowers. We buy are artificial flowers from Micheal’s Craft store at end of season when they go on sale dirt cheap because if you have not bought a fake flower lately…they are insanely pricey and the dollar store flowers just do not look the same.
What are your favorite kinds of artificial flowers? I love the ones that look like real dried flowers!