I’m most definitely no wreath expert, but I play one online. 🙂 I made a yarn wreath for the holidays and liked it so when spring came around, I thought, hey why not make one for the summer too. So I picked out my favorite flower, the simple yellow daisy, and yarn to match and got to work. It’s really a very simple wreath, as I have no real wreath experience, but I’m happy with it. You can easily make your own, in your own choice of flowers and colors.
To start, here is what you’ll need.
- styrofoam wreath
- yarn in the color of your choice
- fake flowers of your choice
- wooden ‘frame’
- wooden letter
- paint and glue
- burlap (or other material) for bow
Now, here’s how you do it!
First, tie the yarn to the wreath, then spend way too many minutes, wrapping the yarn around the styrofoam until you are happy with the coverage.
Next, place the flowers where you want them. Push the stem into the styrofoam and it should hold fine. If the flower you pick has a flimsy stem, you may need to hot glue them to the yarn.
Next, I wanted to add an R for Rodgers, so I found a fun R at Michael’s Craft Store and painted it green to match the greenery in the shasta daisies.
Originally this was how I was going to leave it, but since my door is a green/tan color, when you stood at my street you couldn’t see the R because it blended in. This is when I had to figure something out, and since painting the door was a big job, I went with add something white behind the R to help showcase it. So I pulled the R off (I had hot glued it to the yarn) and added the white wood piece that I painted white.
Once I had the R added, I purchased a burlap ribbon that is about 4 inches wide, and made a bow and loop for hanging. I have 0 skill in bow making, but I gave it my best shot and it turned out ok. Overall, it’s not my favorite craft I’ve made, but I’m happy with it and will keep it on my door for the neighborhood to see. 🙂
Good luck with your version! I’d love to see what you come up with. .