Welcoming Wreaths

I am great at recreating. The initial creation…not so much. This post serves the pure purpose of inspiration for those (like me) who just need a little nudge in where to go once you’ve purchased a wreath, 12 feet of burlap ribbon, $50 worth of fake flowers and now haven’t the slightest clue of how to put it all together. My friend, Christi, described the experience after a trip to Hobby Lobby best in that unloading your car is like last call at the bar; the lights are flipped on and nothing is quite as magical as it seemed. I cannot offer much insight or helpful tips in creating these wreaths other than to gather bits of colors and textures that you are drawn to, stick it all in a grapevine wreath piece by piece, and add a gigantic bow. I prefer to start from a bow on the side and work my way out. Attach your big pieces first then add in the filler. I would say that there is no wrong way to do it, but we all know that’s a lie. I find that with a grapevine wreath it’s easiest to just stick the stems in, no glue needed. So if all else fails and it looks like the sale aisle of Michaels just threw up, rip it all out and start from scratch. Lord knows I’ve done that more than once…

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