A Very Short Wreath Tutorial

Spring is here and I was wreathless...I really want one of those adorable egg wreaths but have not gotten myself to buy one yet...maybe an after Easter sale. I am trying to be better about making things instead of buying them lately...especially when I already have the supplies on hand. So here is a super mini tutorial on wreath making.First, hot glue your silk flowers to whatever styrofoam shape of your choice...I usually do a practice run, pressing the flowers into the styrofoam first to make sure it looks right and I have enough flowers. For hot gluing, I have this fun little glue pot where I drop mini sticks of glue into and it melts for easy dipping. When working with wreaths, I have found this helpful as my stringy hot glue gun is not getting itself all over the wreath.

After all flowers are glued on, I wrap some matching ribbon around the flowers and styrofoam. It perfectly fits right around the stems and you don't have to worry about trying to poke flowers through ribbons. Another easy trick is to spray paint your styrofoam before putting the flowers in...I am just more likely to have matching ribbon lying around then hot pink spray paint! Then I just tie a little piece of string around the wreath to hang it from. If you want to add a bow, just tie one to a piece of wire and stick it through the styrofoam. Easy!
For more wreathy ideas click here...and here for a floral styrofoam kissing ball.

What type of Springy wreath do you have up?



20 comments:

  1. Pretty cool. And simple... just the way I like it! Thanks for the instructions!

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  2. thanks for the inspiration to make a wreath.. I like the thought of dipping the flowers and not burning myself with my hot glue gun. Beautiful finished project!

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  3. Thank you for the tutorial. That's a good idea about melting the glue and dipping the flowers. I'm thinking I need to look in my stash and see what coordinating flowers and ribbon I have--then make a run to the dollar store this week for the styrofoam wreath.

    Currently, the wreath on my front door is a little Easter wreath I picked up on a clearance sale last year at CVS for 90% off. It was worth the 1.29, but it's not my favorite....

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  4. I love your wreath!
    It's so pretty!
    Good Job!

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  5. Oh how adorable is it. I have to try it...Thanks a lot for this post. I love so much what you are creating here...have a great day, love: Evi

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  6. I love it. I am going to try my hand at making an easter wreath with the cute eggs! Hopefully my idea will translate into a cute wreath!

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  7. Oooh, I am loving the glue pot thing! Too cool... or hot?

    Cute wreath and great tutorial. I always have a hard time making a wreath that I actually like... I always think mine look funky & odd.

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  8. Very pretty - I need to try that!

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  9. looks simple enough...I may just try it!

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  10. I've made a few wreaths, that one is very pretty!

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  11. I really like that! I've been thinking about doing a summer wreath lately...

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  12. Oh I so need one of those pots for the glue! So much easier I am sure! :)

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  13. ooo! Thanks for posting this! I will definitely have to give this a try. You know you could make an egg wreath - buy the foam eggs cover them in glitter and adhere them to the foam ring. Ta da!

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  14. very cute. i LOVE this wreath.

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  15. Sadly I do not have a springy wreath... my front door is naked. It's actually very sad. I will now spend the rest of the night trying to rectify this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Great idea about melting the glue!!! I'm gonna have to give that a try.

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  17. Oh I love it! Bright and cheerful! I'll be linking.

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  18. Very cute. I love fast crafts. :)

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  19. Oh how funny.... please, please visit my blog today to see how HORRIBLE of an ending my wreath had. It'll break your heart (haha)

    Love all your thrift finds and furniture. Can't wait to see that painting you are doing.

    Blessings,
    Jennifer

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