Looking for an easy DIY project that will also spruce up your home? Grab your friends and a bottle of wine for a fun wreath making night and follow this simple guide!
Where to Purchase Supplies:
You should be able to find the supplies for this project at any craft store like Michaels or Joann’s. I purchased all of my supplies for the wreath from Michaels and I have linked them below for you.
For items like the wire cutters I would suggest buying them at Target rather than Michaels. Michaels charges a little more for them because they know people will buy them out of convenience. However, if you want save a few bucks and have time to go to another store for them, I would.
Supplies you will need:
- Hot glue gun/sticks (check what size glue sticks your hot glue gun holds before purchasing)
- Wire cutters or very durable scissors
- Florist wire (optional)
- Wooden/twig wreath frame
- Choice of flowers or leaves that are on a large stem
- Accent pieces you want on the wreath (literally anything you want)
- Examples: pinecones, pumpkins, bows, fruit, birds, butterflies, letters, etc.
- Wreath hanger (optional, if you want it on a door)
- Lay your wooden wreath frame flat on a countertop or surface you will be using. I suggest putting a towel under the wreath to protect the counter or table you are using from any scratches.
- Plug in your hot glue gun and set to the side to begin heating. I suggest placing it on a surface that you wouldn’t mind getting the glue on, like a paper plate.
- Begin by cutting the flowers or leaves off of the large stem with wire cutters or scissors. Leave their smaller stem attached to the flower or leaf part. Refer to the pictures below because I know it sounds confusing. This way it is easier to attach the flowers or leaves to the wreath frame.
- Cover the small stem of the flower/leaf with hot glue and then maneuver the stem in between the sticks on the front of the wreath. Continue this all the way around the wreath with your flowers/leaves. I wanted more leaves than flowers on my wreath. So, I attached all of the leaves first until the front of the wreath was covered. Then, I added any leaves that were left over to the sides of the frame. This helps to make the wreath look fuller. After I was done with the leaves, I added the flowers in random little spots all around the wreath.
- Once you have covered the frame with enough leaves/flowers, you can add your accent pieces. Use the hot glue or florist wire to attach the pieces to the frame. Most of the time the hot glue will be strong enough for it to stay. However, if you have a larger/heavier piece like the owl I used, you might need to use the wire to attach it. I used both the hot glue and florist wire with my owl to make sure it was secure.
To Use the Florist Wire:
Using your accent piece and the frame, try to measure how much wire you will need. You will need enough wire to go over your accent piece, through the frame, and to come together to twist in the back of the frame. Then use the wire cutters to cut the florist wire.
Hot glue the backside of the accent piece if you can and place it how you want it to look on the wreath frame and hold it there firmly for a few seconds to help the glue adhere.
Bend the florist wire over the accent piece in area that is less noticeable and push the ends of the wire through the sticks of the frame so they can come out on the back side and you are able to pull them tight. Twist together tightly and cut any excess wire.
Voila, you have a wreath! Now it’s time to find the perfect place to hang it or you can gift it! I hope you found this information helpful and easy to follow. Let me know if you make your own, I’d love to see your creations!