Guess what y’all?! I have the honor of co-hosting Click.Pray.Create.’s Find Beauty Friday Link-up again! I can’t tell you how excited I am that Aimee asked me to co-host this wonderful weekly link-up with her. In case you don’t know what the Find Beauty Friday Link-up is let me tell you about it! It is your opportunity to share a moment of beauty from your week that you captured on camera. Aimee’s goal with this link-up is to encourage bloggers and instagrammers to see the beauty in their everyday moments. If you have a moment that you would like to share with us link-up at the bottom of this post (be sure to link up to your specific post/instagram picture, not just your blog URL). We would love to see the beauty from your week. After you have linked-up be sure to visit the other blogs linked up and see what beauty they found this week.
Now onto my beautiful moment this week…
Okay y’all, let me just start this tutorial with the disclaimer that I am in no way the type of person that most would describe as crafty. I am more the person that pins hundreds of crafty ideas on Pinterest but fails to carry out any of them. Some I try, and others I’m too lazy to even buy the supplies to try. I’m not ashamed of this. Junk journaling is typically as crafty as I get and I’m fine with that.
But this past weekend an odd crafty mood hit. So I went to Joann’s and bought supplies to make my wreath (all supplies were 40% off – oh yeah!). I’ve seen DIY wreaths all over Pinterest, and decided to give it a try! I decided not to follow a tutorial when I did mine and just made it up as I went along. I also didn’t copy any one wreath I saw, but took inspiration from countless pictures. So here is my attempt:
Step 1 | Gather all of your supplies. I decided to use a plain twig wreath, green wired ribbon, wire cutters, artificial flowers, a wooden letter, hot glue, twine, and scissors.
Step 2 | Cut your flower stems. I chose to cut my flower stems leaving about 2 inches of stem on the ends so that I could weave the stem in the wreath. But you can also cut them closer to the bud if you would like.
Step 3 | Choose the placement of your flowers and attach them to your wreath. I used hot glue to attach my flowers. Like I mentioned above I also wove the stem throughout the wreath a bit to give some extra support. This ended up being a little more difficult than I expected. If I make another wreath in the future I will probably just cut the flowers closer to the stem and just do the hot glue on the back of the flower and attach it to the wreath that way. (Remember to let your hot glue set for several minutes. You don’t want your flowers to move out-of-place after you have placed them exactly where you want them).
Step 4 | It’s time to add your embellishments. I chose to keep my wreath simple and clean, so I decided to use a white wooden “W” for our last initial. Place your embellishments where you want them. Play around with the placement and find the perfect spot.
Step 5 | Because this wooden letter was heavier than the flowers I knew that hot glue wouldn’t be enough. So I hot glued twine to the back of my letter. Once the glue dried I wove the twine through the wreath and tied it several times on the back. (Be sure hide your twine well within the wreath). After I got my twine all tied together I then went through and added more support by putting more hot glue along the back of my letter. Remember to allow plenty of time for that hot glue to dry.
Step 6 | Tie your ribbon. There are so many tutorials all over Pinterest on how to tie the perfect bows for wreaths. I didn’t use any of them, but feel free to find one that works for you. The great thing about wired ribbon is it is really easy to work with and shape the way you want it.
Step 7 | Once you have your bow, tie some twine around your wreath and hang it up! And smile every time you use your door. 🙂
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