Add a Pop of Color to Your Front Door With a Burlap Sunflower Wreath
I’ve created many wreaths in my lifetime, but this is one of the most customizable I’ve designed so far. I’ll show you how to create a basic wreath from grapevines and faux greenery that can be customized for any holiday or season. I’ll also show you how to make a stunning burlap bow to add a bit of visual interest. You can add a variety of faux foliage and flowers to this wreath to create seasonal decor. What are you waiting for? Follow my step-by-step tutorial below to get started now!
Tools and Materials:
- Faux greenery
- Wooden wreath
- Hot glue skillet
- Burlap wired ribbon
- Pipe cleaner
- Faux sunflowers
Prep Your Materials
Often, when you buy faux greenery, it has a tendency to come in large bushes or bouquets. When you’re making a wreath, you need to be able to add just a bit here or there, so I always start off by breaking down my foliage. I was working with a large bunch of green and white foliage, so I just snipped them at the bottom where they met to break it all apart.
Glue the Greenery Onto the Wreath
With my greenery broken into smaller pieces, I was ready to glue it onto the wreath. I dipped the end of the greenery into a hot glue skillet and then stuck it into the wreath.
Make sure that you place all of your greenery in the same direction.
Don’t start off too heavy because you want to make sure that you have enough to place all around the wreath. We can always come back later and fill it in more, but you don’t want to have half of the wreath one type of foliage, and the other half another.
I continued adding different types of faux greenery to fill the wreath. Don’t feel as though you have to cover every square inch of the wreath, having a bit peeking through makes it look more realistic and only adds to the overall effect of the wreath.
Add a Bow
Once I was happy with the fullness of my wreath, I moved on to creating a bow. I like using a solid, neutral tone when creating a bow, and for this project I used burlap wired ribbon.
I made two loops and then twisted 180 degrees for every additional loop.
Once I had done five loops on either side I was happy with the fullness of my bow. I cut the ribbon, leaving just about half an inch of overhang.
I wrapped a pipe cleaner around the center and fluffed the bow. This is one of the most important steps in bow-making as it takes your bow to another level.
I attached it to the wreath using the pipe cleaner and made sure that it lay properly.
I want to show you how easy it is to customize this wreath for the holidays! These sunflowers are perfect for spring, but I don’t want them to be permanent. It’s easy to just insert them into place without hot glue so that they can be removed later.
This wreath is the perfect adornment for your front door! How would you customize yours for the season? Let me know in the comments below!
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