Recently, I was going through my blog photos and noticed a wreath photo that was “unattached”. Unattached?! What? How?! I posted all my wreaths! I went and took a look at my Wreaths for All Seasons post and sure enough, it was missing (but is now present)! I couldn’t believe I had forgotten to post my favorite wreath! Thankfully this has turned out to be a happy accident! Now my favorite wreath gets its own post and I can tell its story. So without further ado I present to you my fall wreath and it’s story.
I love this wreath so much! Not only is it the first of my wreaths, it is made from the bouquet the bridesmaids held at my wedding.
I am so please that I was able to take something that was laying around and collecting dust and give it a new life. Now it is something I get to look forward to hanging on my front door every November! Seeing it brings back good memories and make me smile every time! If you carried a silk bouquet and it is currently packed away I highly suggest making wreath from it. You will get to enjoy it at least once a year instead of seeing it only when you move the box!
The Quick How-To
Step One: Wrap wreath form with twine.Wrap as much of it as you would like. I didn’t fully wrap mine since the flowers cover the bottom part of the wreath. I also like that you can see the wreath form just a little bit.
Step Two: Take apart your silk flowers and arrange how you like. Once happy, hot glue them in place. I made a ribbon bundle* and placed it behind the sunflower.
*For the ribbon bundle I took a long piece of ribbon and folded it like ribbon candy. Make sure it is big enough to see behind the flower. If using your bouquet this is a great way to incorporate the ribbon from it.
Step Three: Finish it off by wrapping ribbon around the twine (maybe leftover from your favors) and then cut some cardstock (or your invitation/place settings) into small circles then quarter the circles. Glue the cardstock on and marvel at your creation!
Hope this has inspired you to breathe new life into a special, but maybe forgotten, item! So much better than buying something new and without meaning!
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21