We love welcoming springtime with a pretty new wreath for the front door. We started with a background of ivory and sage then added delightful pops of peach roses and lilies. A playful perched bird was the perfect finishing touch!
1 Foam wreath form, 12”
2 Rolls satin ribbon, ivory, 7/8” wide x 18 feet
1 Artificial craft bird, 5”
1 Silk rose, peach, 3½”
1 Silk rosebud, peach, 2”
5 Silk flower sprigs, ivory and sage, 5” long
2 Silk lily sprigs, peach, 3” long
8 Berry pokes, ivory and sage, 3” long
8 Tiny berry pokes, sage, 4” long
10 Silk leaf clusters, velveted sage, 4” long
2 Die-cut wooden scroll shapes, 1½” x 3½”
Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Craft Paint, Fresh Foliage
Tools & Supplies
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
1. To cover the wreath form, pin one end of the ivory satin ribbon to the back of the wreath form with two straight pins. Wrap the ribbon at a slight angle around the wreath form, overlapping the ribbon as you go, then pin the end of the ribbon in back. Repeat with the second roll of ribbon until the entire wreath form is covered.
2. Arrange a bed of leaves on the right hand side of the wreath so they cover a little less than half the wreath, then hot glue in place. Hot glue the large rose in the center of the leaf bed and fill in around the rose with ivory and sage berry sprigs, tucking the stems beneath the rose. Layer and hot glue the ivory lilies, peach flowers, and berry sprigs so the extend out to the edge of the leaf bed.
3. Embellish the left hand side of the wreath by hot gluing a smaller bead of leaves with the rose bud in the center. Fill in around the rosebud with both types of berry sprigs and ivory lilies, tucking the stems beneath the rosebud.
4. Paint the wooden scrolls with the Fresh Foliage craft paint and let dry. Hot glue the scrolls to the left hand side of the wreath with the ends tucked beneath the leaf and flower cluster.
5. Perch the bird on the lower right center of the wreath and hot glue in place.
6. Make a wire hanger by bending a piece of floral wire into a figure 8 with a large loop on top and a small loop on the bottom. Push a straight pin through the small loop to attach to the back of the wreath form.