I tried a lot of different options before I found a few that I really liked. I didn’t have any ribbon around, so I used an old fabric scrap to make a bow. Something about the texture wasn’t right, so I didn’t like it – but I think a real bow would have been absolutely amazing and adorable x3000.
I’m not certain how I manage to let so much time pass between posts, but I need to work on it! I tend to blame everything on the colder weather, but I’m not so sure that I can use that as an excuse since the weather man has a high near 70F in the forecast for later this week. Today, I thought that I would do something different. Instagram is inundated with photos of beautiful wreaths. These people are seriously talented! Alas, I am but a wreath novice – I needed to start off with something cheap, simple, and different. Thus – the asymmetrical wreath.
Materials I needed: Embroidery hoop, floral wire (I used 22 gauge, because it was handy), evergreen branches or whatever you’re going to add to the wreath. That’s it. I told you it was easy. I wasn’t joking.
Cost: Around $4.00
Time: 30 Minutes
The wreath starts with gathering a pile of branches. When you forage, always make sure you know what you’re picking. Since many ornamental plants are toxic, I like to know exactly what I’m using. Even though this is just going on my door, I still like to make sure that the branches I’ll be touching won’t irritate my skin, etc.
The process of making the wreath is a lot like making a flower crown. Simply lay the stems on top of the hoop and then wrap around them with wire. Layer the stems over the top of each other and continue until you have the desired effect. I liked using this embroidery hoop because the color of the wood was a nice contrast to the usual all green wreath that you would expect to see.
This was the final option that I chose. What’s great about this hoop is that it makes whatever you decide to display the focal point. I think a hanging monogram letter in the middle of this hoop would be seriously cute. I can also imagine three individual ornaments hanging at different heights from the frame.
If what I did is still a little cloudy, never fear, you can check out the video below. I think this wreath is a winner! Want to see me try something new? Leave it in the comments 🙂 I hope that you’re having a wonderful day! Much love!