Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Wreath

I wanted to try my hand at a wreath this year. Pinterest's wonderful ideas had gotten to me. I had planned to add some pinecones to it, but I didn't have "pretty enough" pinecones, so I stuck with just using faux hydrangeas from Michael's.

I love how it came out!

I bought the grapevine wreath in the craft section at Wal-Mart for $3.99. The flowers were on sale back in October for 99c per bunch at Michaels; I bought 6 bunches. Probably a dozen glue sticks in there too. And the bow was made with Dollar Store Christmas ribbon. It took me parts of 2-3 evenings. Probably 2-3 hours.

Remove the flowers from their plastic stems (but leave the little pieces in the middle of the flower, it will be about a cm long underneath, you need this to help glue it in). First glue down the leaves for coverage. If there are any gaps, you'll only see leaf, rather than wreath. Then start glueing down the flowers. A quick circle of glue around the stem of each flower is good. As you get further in, you can just glue the petals down as they will stick to other leaves and flowers.

A Christmas bow tutorial video for your reference.

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