I’m so excited it’s May (Yet freaked out. How is it possible??) and the weather is finally feeling like spring! This past weekend was gorgeous. Not too hot, not humid, and perfectly sunny. My boyfriend and I did a little shopping at an outdoor mall, then we went to the lake so he could do a little fishing. I loved every minute of it. Now if only Iowa would stay like this all year.
Today I’m showing you how to make a wreath for Mother’s Day. Literally, showing you! I was feeling adventurous when doing this project and decided why not record myself making it. Last year I threw around the idea of doing video, but obviously it never happened. I know I love watching videos (helllllooo Jaclyn Hill) so I figured you do too! You won’t be seeing me in front of the camera soon (or ever) but you will see my little hands often, I hope. So let me know if you found the video helpful or not and I might be incentivized to do more! :)
I love the idea of a wreath for mom because it’s still pretty florals, but she can hang it on the front door, a mirror, an old window, or basically anywhere inside her home for a nice springy touch. I actually gave my sister this same wreath as a house warming gift, so it works for more than one occasion.
- twig wreath, Hobby Lobby $4
- leafy garland, Hobby Lobby $20
- flower bouquet, Hobby Lobby $10
Take your garland and roughly measure the length you need to wrap around your twig wreath, then cut it with a pliers. I literally shoved the garland into the twigs to keep it in place, twisting and bending it as I went to get the shape I was looking for.
Cut your wire to about an inch long piece, and tie it around the garland and one of the twigs in the wreath, securing it in place. I used about 3 or 4 pieces of wire and tied them randomly around the garland.
You don’t have to add flowers, but I decided to add a pop of color. I cut flowers off a bouquet, keeping the stems a few inches long so I could tuck them into the twigs. Secure them with wire if needed.
And there you have yourself a wreath! A pretty bow near the flowers would be another nice touch. Have fun playing with it and arranging the flowers until you settle on something you like. You can’t go wrong!