Remember, you only need to cover the front. The back should look like this.
When you're done, you'll have some of the grapevine twigs still sticking out. You can trim them or leave them for a more natural look. I left mine to add more character.
Next, figure out what you want to place on your wreath. I opted for a bow I made out of some rope I already owned, a wooden letter and miniature bird nest with three eggs in it--perfect for my little family of three :) I was initially going to paint the letter, but decided I liked the natural look best, so I sprayed it with acrylic to help protect it from the elements outside. This may not be necessary if you have an awning or recessed front door.
Once you figure out where you want to place your adornments, you can attach them with floral wire. Lace a piece of wire through or around the item you want to attach and then stick the wire ends through the front of the wreath.
Pull the floral wire through the back side until the adornment (in this case, my bow of rope) is nice and flush with the wreath. Then, twist the wire to ensure it stays in place. Trim the excess wire or tuck it into the back to hide.
As usual, my partner in crime was there helping me. :)
This is what mine looked like after attaching all of my adornments.
Lastly, create a hook by inserting a pipe cleaner on the back of the wreath and twisting to make a loop. I'd make the loop a little smaller than the one shown so it doesn't stick out past the wreath.
Now it's ready to hang on your door!
We still have a long way to go in bringing some spring curb appeal, but this is a start!
Love it! I think I'm going to steal your idea and make one for my front door.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Please do!ReplyDelete