It’s officially Spring! I am. so. over. the bitter cold winter we’ve had this year. I went into the attic the other day to pull out my Spring wreath to put on the front door. I set it on the front porch and went back inside to find the wreath hanger… I couldn’t find the hanger, got sidetracked and forgot I had left my wreath outside. The next day, I realized the dog destroyed it. As in, there was no trace of it left anywhere in the yard. So, I set out to make a new wreath. Lucky for me, Hobby Lobby had their flower stems on sale, and lucky for you, I get to show you how I made it!
Decide what size wreath you want to make, get a bag of Spanish moss, and choose the flowers you want to use. If you go to Hobby Lobby, it’s worth waiting until they’re on sale. Some of the larger flowers can be around $8 or so.
You’ll start off by covering the front of the wreath with the moss. Just pull a little moss out at a time, and hot glue it to the front of the wreath.
You don’t need a lot of glue. The moss already kind of strings together, so a little glue works fine just to hold it in place.
Once you have your moss down, it’s time to put in the flowers. For the smaller stems, you can just break those apart with your hands.
You’re pulling the stem of the flower off from the main longer stem. For these smaller stems, you can just stick them through the wreath, and they will stay in place.
Now for the larger stems, you’ll need to cut around the plastic coating to expose the metal wire inside. Just bend the stem back and forth at the wire, and it will snap in half.
For these larger stems, I will add some hot glue to the end of the stem before sticking it through the wreath. I also added some hot glue to the backs of the leaves to hold it in place better. My kids come in and out of the house a lot, and slam the door a lot, and I don’t want my flowers falling off!
Note how messy the moss can be. I highly recommend doing this project outside!
Once you have all of the flowers in place, you can go back and add hot glue to secure some of the flowers together or to the moss. I also added more moss around the sides of the wreath.
I love the finished look! Now I saw a pre-made wreath for sale at Hobby Lobby for…. wait for it….. $130. I kid you not. I even said out loud in the store, “One hundred and thirty dollars?!??” Crazy.
You can easily make one yourself! This wreath cost me about $30 and 20 minutes of my time.
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