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One Bunch Faux-Flower Swapable Wreath

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Have you ever walked into the fake floral aisle of Michael’s or HobLob or Joann’s and felt like fainting? I have. There are too many options and  more often than not the aisle is a bit claustrophobic. I designed this tutorial to take the guess work out of using fake flowers in a wreath while also being change-able for different seasons and holidays. There is never enough room to store all the wreathes I want to make so I needed this to be useful for more than 2 months. Pick a bunch of flowers with different elements and colors, the great thing is they are all coordinated without any effort from you! Enjoy!

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You’ll need:

Wreath form (I used an 18 in grapevine from Michael’s on sale for $2.99)

Floral Bunch (again from Micheal’s on sale for $6.50)

Piece of felt for the base

2 Pieces of wire

Hot glue gun

Scissors

Start by making your felt base.  You can make a pattern by tracing on scrap paper or eyeball it. It doesn’t have to be perfect or even pretty, it’s going to be covered up.

Now rip apart your floral bunch. Take off all the flowers and leaves. Clip the leaves into single pieces, it’ll be easier to position them if they aren’t attached to each other.

*I’m missing the picture for this step so I made this high tech graphic*

Cut four small slits in the felt piece, run the wire through the felt, this is how you’ll attach it to the wreath form. This is also what make these wreathes swappable!

Start gluing down the leaves. Overlap and work all the way around the edges. Try to cover all the felt around the edges.

Add the flowers, start with the big ones and work in smaller flowers and more leaves until you’re happy. That’s all folks!

Comments

  1. This is a neat way to get the flowers to stay on – looks very pretty!

  2. Wonderful idea to add felt and then gluing on the leaves. Gorgeous finished project! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. This came out great!! TFS!! Stopping by from Somewhat Simple linky party. Here is what I shared: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/09/another-fur-baby-coat.html

    Are you a NNYer?? We are currently stationed in Kingston, ON and will eventually retire up in NNY.

  4. This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

  5. Great project!! Looks beautiful!
    xx
    Anne

  6. I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/09/show-your-stuff-41.html

  7. a lovely way to greet people. The tutorial is terrific too. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Your participation helps make it a success.I’m sorry I am slow to visit this week as I am fighting a nasty head cold and my time on the computer has been limited.Wishing you a beautiful day .

  8. Brilliant! We have no storage room here so I can’t make a wreath for each holiday either. This is really great. Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

  9. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

  10. That is so clever! I am going to do this for sure! Love the idea and this way you don’t use too many flowers and that helps cut down the cost also!

  11. What a beautiful wreath and so smart! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  12. Very Pretty….coming from Bloggy Girls Club. I have a linky party going on right now if you would like come and share it at Share it One More Time…http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2012/10/share-it-one-more-time-party-and.html.
    Tammy

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