Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Spring Wreath DIY

I have been so inspired lately to make little indoor floral arrangements that I recently decided to step even further out of my comfort zone and make a fresh spring wreath for our patio!

Follow along and I'll show you how I made this happy little wreath!


Step 1: Gather Your Goods

First, I gathered up the elements that I wanted to include in my wreath.  I knew I wanted a vibrant pop of color for spring, so I picked up a few bunches of Ranunculus for color, and then also some bunches of green fillers and some white baby's breath.  

I knew that baby's breath dried out nicely and still looks good dried out, but I wasn't sure how the others would fare.  Having had the wreath for about a week now, I would say that the Ranunculus is beautiful fresh the first few days, but they do wilt and not dry out that great, so I wouldn't recommend them if you're wanting your wreath to dry out and be reusable. 

In addition to your flowers you will need:
+ a wire wreath form
+ additional bendable wire
+ wire cutters/ scissors
+ decorative ribbon or string


Step 2: Add Your Filler

I then started from the top of the wreath, attaching each filler piece to the form with the bendable wire.  I added pieces on symmetrically until I ran out of filler to layer on.

Step 3: Add Any Secondary Decoration

I started to run out of my filler earlier than I planned, so I opted to use the excess stems to make another green decorative element to fill up space on the wreath form.  For this I adhered the stems in several places symmetrically on the form, and then used some decorative string to either side to make it feel balanced and purposeful. 

Step 4: Add your Secondary Flowers

I had chosen to use Baby's Breath, so this would be the step to add that in.   As I built downwards with each element, the baby's breath was worked in to be attached slightly more inward than my decorative string elements.  This sets the stage for your Primary flowers to be added next!

Step 5: Adhere Your Primary Blooms

This would be where we add in the showstopper blooms, that wonderful color pop!  I added several layers of the Ranunculus in, tying them down in different sections/ layers.  I used my decorative string for this step because the Ranunculus were a lot more delicate than the other heartier blooms.  After everything was assembled, I went over the center area with more of the decorative string to make it feel strong and centered. 


Step 6: Hang Up Your Wreath!

Congratulations, your wreath is ready to delight your room or door front!  As I mentioned, some flowers dry out nicer than others, so you may need to adjust flower types if you're looking for a more permanent wreath.  These Ranunculus were gorgeous for the first few days, but I will need to pick a heartier flower next time I think!

Until Next Time, 

- The Lovely Red Fox

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