I was admiring all of the 4th of July wreaths on Hometalk and inspiration struck. I decided I wanted to make one for Canada Day. I had an idea in mind, but after wandering through Dollar Tree and coming across some artificial carnations in Canada's favourite colours (notice the Canadian spelling here), I decided to expand on my original design.
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $20.00 Difficulty: Easy
I started with a 12 inch foam wreath, one bolt each of red and white 6 inch wide tulle, about 4 bunches each of red and white carnations, and a sheet of craft foam to cut some embellishments with my Cricut machine.
This is the perfect length to push into the foam wreath and have it secure without the need of gluing. Although, I may go back and glue them if I decide to hang the wreath on the outside of my front door.
Starting on one end, I double knotted a red piece of tulle and then directly across from it I tied a white piece. This helps to make sure the sides are even.
Once all of the tulle was tied on, I took my flowers, and starting on the side of the wreath, I pushed the stems into the foam wreath form.
I laid out the maple leafs on the white side of the wreath until I liked the look of it, and then I used a glue gun to affix them.
Materials I used for this project:
- 12 inch foam wreath (Michaels Arts & Crafts)
- Red & White bolts of Tulle 6 inches wide (Michaels Arts & Crafts)
- Red & White Silk Carnations - about 4 bunches each (Dollar Tree)