My poor front door has been in dire need of some love lately. I’ve had the most sad looking boxwood wreath since the holidays! So bad. I made a trip to Michael’s to find a new wreath but just thought they looked so fake! So I got a few supplies and decided to make my own using a mix of real and faux flowers. This was super easy and super inexpensive to make!
I decided to use real eucalyptus (since it will last awhile) and some silk roses. There are so many different combos you can try though! I’ve been obsessed with silver-dollar eucalyptus lately. There’s so much up by my mom’s house so I decide to just go forage some.
To start – I bought a grapevine wreath, which really helped me get started by using a perfect circle as the shape. You could also use a wire frame wreath. I then cut pieces of floral wire to fasten the eucalyptus to the base from there.
I added enough greenery to the base until I couldn’t see the frame anymore. I wanted mine extra full so I kept adding more. You can make your wreath as full or as simple as you’d like, though!
Securing all of the greenery was the most time intensive part of this project. After that’s done – the fun part begins. Adding the flowers. You can totally use real flowers if you’re making this for a special event. However, it really will only last a few days, which is why I used faux.
I used the same method to attach the flowers as I did for the greenery on the wreath base: Simply work the stems of your flowers into the greenery and tie down with small pieces of floral wire (or floral tape). I didn’t like how some of them were laying, so for those, I got out my glue gun and started gluing away.
When you’re making flower wreaths like these, make sure you gently pick it up when you feel you are done so nothing falls out of place. If pieces do fall off, lay it back down and keep securing it until you’re confident everything is secure and can hang upright.
As you can see, making your own is really easy. There are so many different ways to customize your wreath to make it special so that it fits in with your home décor!
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