Continue reading to see how I made this DIY farmhouse inspired wreath from mostly dollar store items!
This the my old wreath that I made a couple of years ago. It doesn’t look too bad in the picture… but in person, its very worn out and the flowers are quite faded. I actually almost got rid of it, but decided to hold on to it for a little longer in case I wanted to try making another wreath… and I’m glad I did!
So first thing I did was take all the old flowers off so I had the bare wreath.
I then picked up some artificial flowers from the dollar store (some I already had).
I then took some wire cutters and started to cut the heads off the steams. I left a bit of the stem to make it easier to stick the flowers into the wreath and so the glue had something more to hold on to.
And then the fun part! I did a quick Pinterest search to get some ideas. I ended up keeping the same ribbon, as it was still in good shape, but I did trim it slightly as the ends were too long for my liking. I kept with a neutral theme and just used white flowers and some pussy willows. You can’t really go wrong when making a wreath – it’s pretty forgiving. The rule I always keep in mind though, is starting with your largest item (the ribbon) and then working towards the smaller items. It’s important to have a variety of flowers in different shapes and sizes to give your wreath some texture and dimension – and it just looks more appealing! The picture below shows the order I arranged the flowers.
I then glued everything in place with hot glue – pretty simple!
And all done! For these photos, I hung it on my pantry door.
Since I already had the wreath and ribbon, the total cost of this DIY was under $10 as the artificial flowers were a couple dollars each. However, if you don’t have the twine wreath, you can pick one up fairly inexpensively at a craft store such as Michaels. Making a wreath is still less expensive than buying one at a store as most spring wreaths I’ve seen are at least $30-$40 and even more!
Hope you enjoyed todays little DIY project!
And here are a few extra photos for you to enjoy of Mr. Marty trying to help out!