Making your own wreath is easier than you may think and it’s a great way to offer some instant curb appeal. Imagine coming home every night with a lovely wreath you made yourself. All it takes is a pile of flowers, a wreath ring, and a glue gun. Half Price Drapes has some extra-special tips that will help make sure you get the most from your wreath.
1. Start with a wreath that’s already semi-decorated
Your local craft store should have wreaths that already have a few flowers and berries. Then all you have to do is fill it out with fresh flowers and whatever you want. It’s quicker, easier, and requires fewer steps and less glue.
2. It’s all about the beautiful bow
The bow is the first thing your eye will be drawn to. If you want the wreath to last as long as possible, use wired ribbon. It allows you to reshape the bow if it loses its form.
3. Put the bow on first
If you do it the other way around and add your bow after you’ve added your flowers, you’ll likely find that many of your flowers are covered by your bow. Why waste flowers or time? Attach your bow first and then decorate around it.
4. Pick the right flowers
Many experts suggest picking three different sizes of flowers. Add them all the way around your wreath or add three large flowers around three edges and your bow on the forth. You can call the shots – it’s your wreath! When choosing colors, make sure you think about the look of your front house as a whole. For example, when someone drives up they’ll see your door, your wreath, and the curtains through your living room. Try to make sure they all match.
5. Start big and work your way down
If you’re using numerous sizes, start with the largest ones first. Put all your large flowers on the wreath before gluing so you can be sure the placement looks right. When you’re done with the large flowers, pick up your medium flowers and arrange them before you start gluing. Then finish by adding your small flowers around your larger flowers and all around the wreath. Be sure you don’t have too many flowers in a single spot.