I have a very specific decor taste when it comes to wreaths. Something bold to say hi yet not so pretentious that people won't feel welcome. If I could make wreaths for a living I probably would. Anyone need a wreath made? Just putting it out there.
For this project you will need:
Wire wreath form and floral wire
Variety of floral picks
We still need a new railing, new light fixture, front door and overhang for the front of the house. For now, glamming it up will have to do. The WELCOME sign was made as a housewarming gift by my girlfriend, April from up North.
Furniture was on sale a few years ago that we bought at Superstore in St. Thomas. They have held up pretty good during 2 moves. The lantern I found at Pier One Imports in London, Ontario. Pillows I bought on sale this Spring from Home Depot in Chatham (I apparently shop everywhere). The wreath I made from items I found at the Dollar Store in Ridgetown.
Everyone seems to have a different technique to create a burlap wreath. I used the tutorial from Living Well Spending Less. I fiddled around a bit more with it and secured it with floral wire in some spots. It's incredibly windy where we live so additional securement of the flowers was a must. I only wove a bit more than half of the form with the burlap. I wove in the floral picks. Remember to create a design the resembles what it would be similar to in nature.
For my flower choice I decided on forsythia (the yellow flower). Forsythia is a wild looking, half-hazard spring shrub. It does what it wants to in the landscape. I added some red mini poppies for some punch and wove in pussy willow picks for a green element. Secure them well to the form using floral wire. Hang as a welcome to anyone who comes to your home and remember to have fun!