Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wreath Making Tips



As the air is getting cooler (kinda-the forecast here for today is 85 degrees) I have started to decorate for fall and put out my lovely fall wreath. It was really complicated making it-NOT! I decided instead of a useless tutorial I would just give you some tips I have found while making different wreaths.

1. Make sure your wreath an stand up to the weather.


2. Make it interesting! Use an interesting pattern, embellishments, or color variation.


3. Don't spend a ton of money. I almost always shop at Michael's mostly because of location but there are always coupons. There are always sales on stems. This wreath the flowers were 50% off and I used a coupon for the grapevine wreath. I paid less than $10 for the whole wreath. The picture below is a great alternative to buying a wreath form.
http://www.thepennyparlor.com/2010/09/coffee-filter-wreath.html



4. Make sure things are secure! Use LOTS of glue.

5. Do a little at a time and hold it back to make sure you can see where things need to be added or taken away.


 For this wreath all I did was get the stems and pull the heads off the flowers. I glued them in place. I took some leaves from the stems and glue them at the edge of the flowers. There is a thin ribbon bow at the bottom you can't see in the picture. Mostly that is because you could see me in in the reflection in the glass. My neighbors already had to see me in my pjs no one else has to :)


Remember the fun summer wreath I made at J&M's?

Do you have any other wreath tips?! Happy Fall!

17 comments :

Just Jaime said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!

Allie said...

Wow, that looks great! I also love those colors. My front door is RED, so I think any fall wreath I make will have to be brown, brown, brown.

Tracy said...

This is so pretty.
I love your wreath

Lauren said...

Fantastic wreath tips! Would love if you would link this up to the Scatter Girls' Fall Front Porch Party going on now! http://scattergirls.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-porch-linky-party.html

Jen said...

Oh! So cute! I love how it's asymmetrical, and the bright burst of color, so pretty. Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

Mom Daughter Style said...

Thanks for sharing this great craft idea. I'm visiting from Inspiration Friday. I hope you take a visit at my blog if you have time.

http://momdaughterstyle.blogspot.com/

Mary-Sweetwater Style said...

I always think I am OVER wreaths and then I make another one...yours are beautiful and your tips were very helpful. Have a great weekend!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

These are some great tips. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

Melanie
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

great tips! I have not yet attempted to make a floral wreath...I am scared! I might just have to get brave and try.... just go slow I think that is what I needed to hear!
Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

Indiri @ Turning Stones said...

So beautiful! I love the color and styling.

Jill said...

Beautiful wreath - and some great tips too!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Honey at 2805 said...

Great tips! I like thrifty ways to decorate!

Thanks so much for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

Jennifer said...

Awesome tips!! Especially the one about making sure it can withstand the weather!!
Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!!

Whytney said...

Beautiful!

Diann said...

Your wreath turned out wonderful. you have been a busy lady!

AmieAnn said...

This looks sooo pretty! Love all of the warm fall colors you chose! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I loved your wreath and featured it today at House of Hepworths!

Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like.

Have a great weekend.

xoxo

Allison @ House of Hepworths

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