Pretty Vintage DIY Floral Wreath
Inspired by market-style French-country wreaths, this pretty geometric version beautifully fuses traditional craft with modern flair. Use a mixture of dried and synthetic florals (or one over the other) and see how it all comes together in this step-by-step tutorial. It's the perfect wreath to decorate your home with, inside or out, anytime of year!
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
- square wire wreath form
- mixed florals (dried and/or synthetic)
- floral wire
- wire clippers (not pictured)
Step 2: Start With Your Corners
Bundle together 4 of the same florals by wrapping floral wire at the base of each bundle. Using the same floral wire, attach each bundle to the wreath frame.
Step 3: Fill The Spaces In Between
Gather floral bundles for each of the four remaining spaces available. To create variety, try using a different colour for each space. But to create cohesion, mix in greenery within each of the bundles. Then attach the bundles, one at a time, to the wire frame. Be sure to tuck the tail of each bundle underneath the corner florals. This ensures that your floral wire remains hidden.
Continue adding smaller bundles to any bald or uneven spots to fill out your wreath.
Tip: To ensure a smooth transition between each bundle, mix two types of florals at the point where your wreath transitions from one floral type to another. In this case, the transition happens to be in and around the corners of your frame.
Give yourself plenty of time to work on the details, adding flourishes here and there. And remember to be patient with yourself as it all comes together
Step 4: Shape Your Wreath
Once you have filled in any bald or uneven spots, begin trimming your wreath around the edges until you are happy with your form.
Step 5: Hang & Enjoy!
This is a beautiful piece to have in your home all year long or to hang on your front door during the spring and summer months. I hope you are inspired to try your own pretty vintage floral wreath this season!
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published March 5th, 2017 6:57 PM
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