It’s Make It Monday! Creativity keeps me personally and professionally balanced, which I why I try to do something inventive at least once a week. I hope you enjoy this week’s project. xoxo
The first time I met Dave’s parents, I was more than a little impressed with Mary’s (mother-in-law’s) craftiness, particularly a wreath made from old wine corks that hung in her kitchen. I remember pointing it out and sheepishly asking how she did it. “Oh, just one Sunday afternoon,” she said. “I think it took an hour.” Say what? I couldn’t imagine accomplishing the same task in an hour, but I recently surprised myself with this silk rose and eucalyptus wreath. I whipped it up during Mister’s naptime and couldn’t be happier with it. It was fun and super easy.
Materials and tools:
I bought all my materials from Afloral.com. Their products were gorgeous online and did not disappoint in person. You’ll need:
- 12-inch wire wreath form
- Floral tape
- Wire cutters
- Eight Artificial Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Bush in Grey Green
- Eight Artificial Seeded Eucalyptus Spray in Green Burgundy
- Two Silk Garden Cabbage Rose Stems in Cream
- Two Mini Silk Ranunculus Bush in Pink Ivory
Step One: Attach the eucalyptus to the wreath
The first thing you’ll need is some floral tape. I cut four to five-inch lengths for each eucalyptus sprig to give myself plenty of room (you can always trim off the excess).
Begin by cutting the eucalyptus sprig ends down to two-inch tails. Using floral tape, attach the first piece to the wire wreath by wrapping them together. I used the second-most (that’s a word, right?) outer ring of the wreath because I wanted the finished product to look larger and fuller than 12 inches.
Repeat this process by alternating the eucalyptus bush and spray sprigs all the way around the wreath form.
Gorgeous! This looks so much more complicated than it is. Feeling like Joanna Gaines, yet? Keep going.
Step Two: Attach the flowers
You’re already near the finish line. Next, cut the larger rose stems down to about two inches. I opted for two because the wreath is on the smaller side, but it’s definitely possible to add more. Position the flowers by sticking the stems through the wreath and attaching them to the wire ring with more floral tape. It helps to turn the wreath over to complete this step (and don’t worry about squishing the flowers; they are easily reshaped). Repeat the same process with the mini flowers and secure them to meet your preference.
Voila. So pretty and fresh.
Step Three: Hang!
I used a 3M removable hook to hang this beauty over my kitchen hood. Not bad for a quick naptime project. Happy crafting!