Here are two wreaths I made. I have one hanging in our living room and just love how it helps brighten up the room a little. I love the way they turned out. They are so colorful and happy! It’s so warm here and sometimes flowers have a hard time not getting scorched. I still get my flower fix and I don’t have to worry about too little water and too much sun Enjoy!
The best thing about these wreaths: They are all Dollar Store items! Well, except the ribbon and the beads, both of which I already had on hand.
The wreath that has flowers all the way around it has a floral styrofoam ring base. The flowers I cut off the bunch with wire cutters, leaving about 1 1/2 inch stems on each flower. I just used hot glue to attach the flowers to the ring I poked each steam into the styrofoam, pulled it back out and then squeezed hot glue into the hole and reinserted the flower stem. Work your way around the entire ring.
I thought about hanging it with a ribbon, but I didn’t want to detract attention from the flowers so I just cut a notch in the back of the ring at the point where it stuck out the most. It was perfect and sat on the nail just right.
The reed wreath I used the same technique as with the foam, except I stuck the stems between the reeds and hot glued them there. For the ribbons, I hot glued the ends behind the flower heads and then just wrapped them around the top of the reed and secured them with hot glue behind a flower head on the other side.
For the ribbon flower, I took the end of a roll of ribbon and hot glued it to the wreath then I looped the ribbon to make the petal. Put a small dab of hot glue at the spot on the ribbon where it crosses back over the end of the ribbon to secure it to the wreath. Continue with the same process until you have enough petals to make your flower. I just hot glued the beads to the ribbon to cover the ends and all the hot glue. I did make an effort to put the sides with holes not facing up.