Can you believe I said How To Make A Wreath In Minutes? I did just that the other day. I was in a creative slump and decided to go in the garage. My thought was by being in the garage an idea will pop in my head.
So I started on another project which I will share with you soon. All of a sudden I got the urge to get out embroidery hoops. Then the wheels started turning. Craft supplies went flying. I dragged out bins and boxes. The creative juices started flowing.
After getting out the embroidery hoops, I got the same leaf stencils that I used for the leather leaf garland. I decided to make a book leaf wreath. But it didn’t look finished so I decided to back the paper leaves with burlap. To make sure they don’t fray I brushed Mod Podge on the burlap leaves. I used four leaves in two different sizes.
Looking through the boxes of fabric I found the doily I used when I made the towel holder from a cabinet door. The doily is a little larger than the embroidery hoop.
It creates a little ruffle when inserted into the hoops. The wreath is starting to come together at this point.
The next thing I did was to get some greenery out. Use wire to secure it onto the doily. I put two sprays stem to stem and threaded the thin wire through. And then added two different ones.
Every wreath needs a ribbon and this one is no exception. Take a length of ribbon and fold two times for each side. Wire it together. Then wire it on the doily.
Hot glue the leaves together. The three large leaves form a top and sides. The small leaf is glued in the middle.
Time to finish this up. Dab a small amount of hot glue to the leaves and stick to the middle of the greenery. My goal with this project is to change out the leaves to a Christmas motif and make the wreath seasonal.
To display the wreath I put a push pin at the top of the vintage blackboard I made. A wire was strung through the embroidery hoop hardware to hang the wreath on the blackboard. You may notice that the wreath is asymmetrical. That is how I wanted my wreath to look.
I love how to make a wreath in minutes. It is a nice accent to the blackboard. Now if you don’t have a colored or painted doily and you want to change it, use spray paint. That will add more time to the project but that will be ok since you do want to make it the right color. I do hope you give it a try.