Whenever I look through catalogs, I rip out pages of things that I like and put the idea in a box for a rainy day.A few months ago, this Crate & Barrel wreath caught my eye. (You should be able to figure out my favorite color by now.)As with most things, I thought to myself, that’s expensive and I can SO make that!$100 for a wreath!? That’s just absurd for my frugal and crafty wallet.I decided to make this recently as a cute little housewarming gift.
Foam wreath - $4 w/coupon
Silk flowers - $3/each on sale (I used 2 red hydrangea bunches and white flowers to accent)
Hot glue gun and a package of glue sticks – already had on hand
Wire (for hanging, stolen from my dad’s stash of hardware/tools)
Wire cutter (also stolen from my craftsman father)
Lay out newspapers.My flowers had glitter.And glitter drives Doug insane.
Make a place to hang the wreath. I used some wire to bend/wrap around the wreath to make a hook.
Snip the flowers off the long stem, leaving a little nub to stick into the wreath.
Glue the late night away!For each flower, I took my glue gun (I hate glue guns by the way, as you can see by my scar/burn from this project) and would let the heat make a hole in the foam wreath.
That way I had a hole to stick the nub of the flower in and the flower could lay better. SamsterMommy has a good illustration. I let some flowers overlap so you don’t see the foam wreath.You could leave the wreath one color, like this one from Target, but I wanted to break it up a bit.
So I took little white flowers and stuck them wherever there was a gap or I could see the foam wreath.Just keep filling/gluing until you feel it looks right.
For less than $15, I made a much prettier (and cheaper) wreath than those in the stores JGranted it’s not as large, but still, even if I did make it way bigger, it’d be cheaper and better, right!? I also added the leaves from my hydrangea stems so it wouldn't be a dinky little circle. Kinda reminds me of angel wings.
Yep that's my bathroom. It was late night crafting again and I didn't think to remove my Christmas wreath from its hanger, put the hanger on a prettier door and then take pictures of this new wreath. I also plan on making little Christmas trees with the leftover flowers. Come back next week for those and more wreaths!
The Martha Stewart in me loves all things creative and little details make my heart go pitter patter. There's SO much inspiration in the blogosphere...I hope you can leave here feeling a little inspired too! Click here to read more...