In the previous post, “Farmhouse Chic on a Dime”, I made a grapevine wreath with faux magnolia flowers. Buying a premade wreath can be expensive- I have seen them range from $20-$60 at Homesense. I wanted to share how I made my wreath to show you how easy and inexpensive it is to complete as a do it yourself project!
I purchased my supplies at Walmart, but you can also find similar items at Michael’s and other craft stores. I purchased a wreath ($4.94) and one stem of faux magnolia flowers ($6.50) to make an elegant wreath for under $12! Due to the simplicity of the look I wanted to achieve, I only needed 1 stem of flowers (each stem had 3 flowers). If you would like to make a wreath with a fuller look, purchase additional stems of flowers. The prices of faux flowers vary depending on the quality and where you buy them.
Tip: The Dollarama has a variety of faux flowers and greenery if you want a fuller look for your wreath but want to keep the costs down. Try Michael’s for a larger selection and higher quality flower options.
For the method that I used to create the magnolia wreath, I recommend finding faux flowers that have blooms at varying height placements across the stem (as opposed to all one height at the very top of the stem).
1. Grapevine wreath
2. Faux flowers on a stem
3. A wire cutting device (optional depending on your design)
1. Decide where you would like your flowers to be located on the wreath (I choose off centered to the left). Line up the flowers to the location of your liking. With your wreath facing down on the front display side, insert the wire stem of the flowers between a few of the vines.
2. Using the curve of the wreath, continue to weave the remaining length of the stem through the vines and secure the end of the stem under a vine.
3. Faux flowers are typically designed so that the flower bloom can be removed from the stem (you just pop it right off!). To position the blooms how you would like and to help them lay flush against the wreath, remove them from the stem and pull the stem part in between the vines. When you are satisfied with where the flowers are positioned, reattach the blooms to the stem.
4. The stems usually have wire in them to make them flexible and bendy. In the final stage, make any adjustments needed to ensure that the flowers are positioned well. You may also want to “fluff” up the blooms using your fingers to make them look fuller.
Viola! You now have a simple and elegant wreath using only two items!
The thing that I love most about this project is that it is completely customizable. You can choose any type of flower, in any colour, and even in a combination of flower varieties and colours. If you are feeling adventurous, you can even spray paint the wreath to a colour of your choosing!
To make your wreath as versatile as possible, I recommend choosing a neutral colour for the base flower. I personally love to make changes to my decor throughout the year. Sometimes on a whim if I find a new piece that I love and want to incorporate into my home, but most often my design changes are seasonal. I love to switch things up in the Fall to emphasize warm earthy tones, and in the winter it’s all about Christmas and holiday charm.
If you choose a neutral flower colour as the base of your wreath, it is incredibly easy to change the look of it simply by adding more flowers in different colours. To show how easy this is, I have included some photos of how I have changed the look of my wreath by adding different flowers, and leaves. This is the part where you may need to use a wire cutter (or other cutting device) to remove individual blooms from the stem. Since the flowers are not permanently affixed to the wreath, you can remove some or all at anytime to change the look, or start from scratch with a new look!
I had fun doing this little project, and I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and feel encouraged to try this for your home!