Have you set up your giant lawn spiderweb?
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!
|I tried to do all of one color at a time to cut back on brush washing|
|Ignore the random junk. We still haven’t unpacked the garage, don’t judge!|
|We wanted it to stand away from the barn to inhibit moisture retention|
- La Fonda Copper (orange)
- Mark Twain House Grey Brick (green)
- La Fonda Deep Blue (blue)
- Fairmont Penthouse Garnet (burgundy)
- Bees Wax (dark yellow)
|View from the road|
|Before touch up|
- If you use rough plywood – buy some cheap chip brushes.You’ll mangle them trying to get the paint in all the cracks
- Thick and Sloppy is the name of the game. This board was so rough (and sucked up paint like crazy) that I found it best to slap on massive amounts of paint
- Step back – you’ll drive yourself nuts trying to make the lines perfect. Step back 3 feet, if it looks straight leave it alone!
- Don’t do ‘Broken Dishes’ (bottom left). I just about went cross-eyed trying to fill that in and it doesn’t stand out as well as the others from far away
- Keep it simple! Large block of color work best at long distances
- Don’t worry about spills. They are easy to cover up with a few dabs of paint
- Don’t be afraid to fudge a bit if your lines don’t meet up
I made this last year, when we first moved in to decorate for the summer. Unfortunately I doesn’t say ‘summer’ to me.
But it does say Spring!
If I recall correctly, I used 3 whole spools of ribbon and a handful of vintage buttons.
I’m sure you can find a dozen tutorials online!
Very happy to have some tulips coming up right in front!
One more close up:
Love these buttons!
Update: This wreath stayed up all summer and while the ribbon faded quite a bit I didn’t lose a singe rosette even with the strong winds we get at the front of our house.