An Initial Greeting
I am so overly picky when it comes to the wreaths we put on our home, and for no good reason. I just can’t seem to find one I love enough to look at day after day or I fall deeply in love with the absolute coolest wreath but it’s $100 and will probably die within the month…but I just love how sweet and welcoming wreaths can be to our guests.
Our last wreath often got in the way of the peep hole and swung too and fro each time we shut the door, so I wanted something a bit more sturdy that would stay in place when the wind picked up as it generally does in Oklahoma. On a whim (as it usually happens for me) I ran into Old Time Pottery here in Tulsa and found lots of goodies to make this wreath happen. All of which you could find at your local craft store like Hobby Lobby or Michaels.
One wicker wreath – $5
One bushel of fake white flowers – $3
One bag of moss – $2
Cardboard – Free
Ribbon – I had some on hand, so Free.
Hot Glue Gun
Scissors or Xacto Knife
I found a piece of cardboard large enough to cut an R out on and traced out the shape I desired, then grabbed an Xacto knife and cut it out. Once my hot glue gun was hot I covered the letter one section at a time with glue and carefully placed the moss over the letter wrapping it around the edges. If there were bare spots I went over with a second layer of glue and moss to until no cardboard was showing. Then I simply glued it and the three flowers to the wicker frame and tied some ribbon at the base. The whole project probably took me 30-45 minutes total and I love how it freshened up the front of our home.
Share your home made wreath with me! I would love to see all your great ideas too.