Make this wonderful wreath to brighten up your home!
By Sue Warden
1 24" straw wreath
Winward Silks Flowers:
– 3 stems peach open roses
– 3 stems burgundy rose buds
– 1 bottle Berry Red
– 4 stems pink daisies
– 1 stem pink delphinium
– 3 stems leather leaf greenery
– 3 stems variegated foliage
3 m coordinating 1-1/2" ribbon
3 m coordinating 1/4" ribbon
3 small wooden flower pots
coordinating acrylic paint
glue gun and glue sticks
floral "U" pins
1 can 3M Spray Mount
1. Using the wire cutters, cut the stems of the three peach open roses to approximately 4", 6", and 8" respectively.
2. Insert and glue the 4" rose at "7 o’clock" on the wreath. Insert and glue the 6" rose at 9 o’clock and the 8" rose at 11 o’clock, flowing up towards the top area of the wreath.
3. Cut the burgundy rose buds in the same manner. Insert and glue one rose bud beside each one of the open roses.
4. Cut the stems of the daisies, insert and glue them between the roses in a pleasing manner.
5. Cut the delphinium stem in half. Insert and glue one piece behind the roses at 11 o’clock and one piece at 9 o’clock.
6. Cut the stems of the greenery. Insert and glue both the variegated foliage and the leather leaf greenery in and around the wreath, behind the flowers to fill in any open areas.
7. Using the small foam paintbrush, paint the flowerpots with two coats of the acrylic paint, allowing them to dry between coats. Set the flowerpots aside to dry thoroughly.
8. Using the 3 m of 1-1/2" ribbon, create a multi loop bow.
9. Use the floral "U" pins to attach the bow at 7 o’clock, covering the stems of the flowers in that area.
10. Create small loopy bows with the 1/4" ribbon. Insert and pin one bow into the middle of the multi-loop bow, and several smaller loopy bows throughout the arrangement in a pleasing manner.
11. Insert and glue the three small flowerpots in the middle of the multi loop bow.
12. Use 3M Command Adhesive hooks to hang your wreath.