How to Make a Dried Lambs Ear Wreath

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45 Minutes

Lamb’s Ear — that prolific perennial garden grower — dries beautifully!!! It retains its signature soft silvery sage color and that soft fuzzy texture!

Here's just one of many ways to use dried lambs ear.

Aren’t those the sweetest leaves?

What Can You Do With Lambs Ear?

Specifically, Dried Lambs Ear?

Here's how to bundle a few multi-leaved sprigs into a bundle to hang or set about for charming displays.

But here we’re going bigger.

Break out your glue gun.

We’re making a wreath. A wreath like this:

Start with your structure. It can be a grapevine wreath, or a wire hoop, or a bleached branch form like mine.

Mine is a 9-inch one from my local Dollar Store.

Took me three coats to get the color where I waned it. Each one maybe 10 minutes, so not crazy effort. Just used leftover interior latex in grey and white.

Here is a video of how I layered the leaves, then tucked in just a few berries for contrast and a little extra depth and interest.

Lastly, I gently covered the center where the leaves joined up with a twill ribbon that wrapped twice and tied in the back. Notice I like to tie the end with slip knots. This just gives the ribbon a bit more dimension.

Tips For Making a Wreath Like This:

  • Use hot glue only — No wiring on this one. The leaves turn rather brittle and break easily with wire.
  • Start with largest leaves and build up to smallest filling any gaps
  • Wrap the center with a ribbon of choice knotting once in back
  • I like to knot the ends of my ribbon (twill tape in this case) to give them more dimension
  • Add a few berries for contrast
  • Keep it simple — no overthinking this

So sweet and lovely!

Maybe this will have you adjusting your garden plans -- making room for more Lambs Ear. I know what I'll be adding in this year.

And while we're on arrangements from the garden. Think you don't know how to arrange flowers? Neither do I. But I do know this one great trick that makes for a fool-proof natural arrangement every time.

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