I went out on a whim today and stopped by a craft store because I had gotten a 20% off your ENTIRE purchase coupon in my email. After the long cake tasting I did today for another event I am helping coordinate, I figured since this craft store was on my route home, I would stop in and see if they had the sunflowers I was looking for for this particular wreath I had mapped out in my mind. Boy did they have them, and SO much more! I could swear they had just replenished their entire stock of silk florals because let me say, they had so much variety!
I looked around for some inspiration and didn't really see anything comparable to what I was thinking that I wanted to make but I did gather some "data" and figured out that a wreath of the sort that I made could cost you up in the price range of $55-70! Keep reading below if you would like to see the one that I made for under $35! :)
Here is what you would need if you are thinking about making one of these bad boys:
- Silk flowers of your liking and some greenery to go in the gaps
- A grape vine wooden branch wreath like the one in the top side picture above
- Some wire cutters and scissors
- A few yards of gardening wire (green) --This is in case you need to secure any stubborn flowers down. As you may be able to see above, the bottom sunflower was being VERY stubborn and would not bend properly, so I used this gardening wire to secure it the best I could)
- A device that will allow you to hang your wreath on the door.
This wreath was SO simple to make. The worse part was the soreness I now have on my fingertips from tightly working with each branch. This wreath will last me way into the Fall season. I love the colors I chose because they are really suitable to Summer and Fall :) Let me know if you make your own wreath!