I don’t know about you but this long winter has me craving Spring something fierce. And what better way to usher in Spring, than doing some Spring crafting!
Today, I’m partnering with Michaels for their Make-A-Thon series, which is 14 day celebration of amazing deals, ideas and hands on making!
The flowers aren’t quite blooming outside yet, so I shopped Michaels for some faux florals and I am/was super impressed. Michaels has been stepping up their fake flower game!
Tell me these roses don’t look real. They even feel real. I don’t usually get fake flowers, but for these I make an exception. I felt like they were just begging to be made into a beautiful wreath.
Let’s get to it then!
- 3-4 large blooms (i.e. I used large roses)
- 2-3 bundles of coordinating greenery*
- 1 bundle of smaller accent blooms
- 2-3 succulent sprigs
- 14 inch embroidery hoop
- floral wire
- hot glue and glue gun
- wire snips/pliers
*Choose one tone of green (pastel, dark, or bright) and stick with it. Keeping a continuity in tone brings harmony to the wreath, and can also enhance how real it looks. Choose varying sizes and textures of greenery to add interest. I try to choose greenery that usually looks fake in real life anyway, like ferns, light green fuzzy greens (as shown), and succulents. It seems like there are better quality fakes for these types of greenery.
STEP ONE: Prepare the leaves and flowers.
Remove leaves from the bundles. Sometimes they pop off the stems, and sometimes they need to be snipped off with wire snips. Cut the large rose stems down to about 5-6 inches.
STEP TWO: Add roses.
Start by adding the major players. You don’t have to add all of the roses at first. You’ll need to start with most of them in place though so you have an idea of where you can start adding leaves.
For the most secure hold, bend the stems to fit around the embroidery hoop and then wind floral wire around both the hoop and stem. Twist the ends of the floral wire together and bend sharp ends under with your pliers. You can then bend the heads of the roses however you need after that.
STEP THREE: Add greenery and accent flowers.
Start adding the largest leaves of greenery with floral wire or hot glue. Then add in smaller pieces of greenery, the succulents, and the small accent blooms.
The great thing about fake flowers, is that there is a lot of room for error. Play around with it and move things around until you’re happy with how it looks.
Once you’re in love with your wreath, add more hot glue to ensure everything is secure.
BONUS: If you really like the modern look of air plants, Michaels carries those too. Air plants are another one of those plants that already look fake to begin with, so these fake ones are deceptively real looking.
Michaels has them in their Spring greenhouse section as well as a bundle of them in their year round floral section. You have to cut them off the stems and then they look totally legit.
I removed the inner ring from a six inch embroidery hoop and hot glued one in for an ultra modern mini wreath.
That’s all there is to it! Now go and get your wreath on!
And be sure to check out the rest of the projects and deals happening for Michael’s Make-A-Thon!
Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Michaels. All opinions and content are genuinely and enthusiastically my own.
Lovely! Those flowers do look impressively realistic!
So lovely! And it looks quite easy to make – thanks for sharing this great idea!
Thank you Doris!
So gorgeous. What’s the best way to secure it to the wall?
Thank you Emma! It can really depend on what kind of wall you are hanging it against. Something as simple as a nail would be fine. You can also use those small, clear 3M hooks. If you want to attach a piece of ribbon to the top to make it hang more securely, you can do that as well. I hope that helps!
I am abaoltely obsessed with with this wreath! Do yuh by chance remember the names of the flowers and greenery you used?
Thanks! I wish so much that I did, but I don’t. Their floral section tends to change with the seasons but I think the realistic roses are always there. If you wait a couple weeks, I bet they’ll have spring greenery in by then. Best of luck!
Julie Briones says
Just lovely! Found you by way of Pinterest! Pinned this to my DIY Dreams board. Would love for you to come and link-up at Homestyle Gathering!