I have a confession to make, I LOOOOVE a good wreath. And I love making them as well since you can create them yourself for considerably less than what they charge in the store. I like to be able to change them out with the seasons and holidays for a new look. It's an easy way to change up the decor without spending too much. Remember, the DIY Robin's Eggs Tutorial? Well, I decided to incorporate a few of those eggs into a Rustic Easter Wreath for Rose's living room to go with her Chalk Painted Furniture.
I have come to realize I’m not so good at taking a picture of what supplies you’ll need because once I start making the wreaths, ideas just pop into my head and I start adding stuff that I was not originally planning to. But that usually works in my favor and it turns out looking better than what plan A was! So I apologize for not having a complete picture of the supplies I used. You should definitely use items that match your decor & style. The photo below is just a starting point showing you how easy wreaths can be.
- Grapevine wreath (Hobby Lobby has the cheapest ones. The one I used here was $5 and was on sale for 50% off so it was only $2.50!)
- Hot glue gun
- A few flowers, twigs, and/or berry-type stems. I used 4 different kinds.
- Spanish Moss
- Wire cutters
- Robin’s Eggs
So this might be the shortest tutorial ever, but you’ll see why. The grapevine wreaths are my favorite to work with because it’s so easy to just stick the flowers, picks, and stem right in it and hide the wires without needing to glue anything. I usually wrap them around a twig or two in the wreath to make sure it’s secure, but they stay pretty well. Not using glue gives you the freedom to change your mind too in case you don’t like where you put it.
I start by cutting the branches off the stems so I can put them where I want. I like to lay the stems on top of the wreath in different ways until I like how it looks. Then I take a picture of it so that when I take them all off, I know where to start sticking them into the wreath. Here’s where it gets fun and it starts to come together. Use the picture as a reference and start putting the stems in and tucking the ends in and around the twigs in the grapevine. I left a little spot empty in the bottom right because I knew that was where I wanted to put the nest and have it hanging over the front.
The nest is the only part I used any glue for, and it was the last step I did. Once your stems are all in place, just start taking chunks of moss and use the hot glue to hold it in place and make a nest shape, leaving some moss to hang down. Once you have the moss glued on, just use a little hot glue to make the eggs stay in the nest and you’re set.
I told you it would be fast!