I wanted to title this post: How to Make a Fall Wreath Even If You Have No Flower Arranging Skills Like Me!
Flower arranging and bow-making are two of many crafting skills that I just don’t possess. Try as I might, it’s just not happening.
In spite of my less-than-stellar flower arranging and bow-making skills, I still was able to make this pretty, fall wreath.
Recently I came across a beautiful wreath made by Christy at Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer. Isn’t that one of the prettiest wreaths you ever did see?!? I love it. And I wanted to make one just like it!
I read every word that Christy wrote about how she made her pretty wreath. So off I went to Michael’s to pick up everything I’d need to make Christy’s wreath.
And this where things started to go awry.
As I was looking at all the beautiful fall flowers, foliage, berries, twigs, and willowy thingies that fill the floral aisles at Michaels, I thought . “Well, I shouldn’t copy it exactly anyway. I’ll put my own little spin on it. Plus all of the pretty, fall foliage is 40% off!”
And well. I just couldn’t help myself.
I bought more than supplies than I needed to make Christy’s wreath. I went overboard. And since I was going from my memory (never a good idea for me) of what was needed for Christy’s wreath, I just winged it.
Remember, I’m no good at making bows so I had to buy one of those, too!
Just look at the pretty artificial hydrangeas. How could I not include them?
I started out just as Christy instructed. Starting with the furry stems at two opposing sides of the grapevine wreath. I think those furry stems are the only items that I bought that Christy listed to use. And I didn’t even get the right color! I told you I shouldn’t trust my memory!
I just kept adding more of the small floral stems, grape clusters, and wheat stems, and whatever else caught my eye – working my way down those two sides of the wreath until I had a few bare inches left.
And that’s where I added the 3 three large ivory daisies (?)…..
and the big pre-tied burlap bow.
It looks EXACTLY not like Christy’s wreath. But that’s okay. I still like it!
What do you think of it? It’s definitely not as striking as Christy’s, but I think it will do nicely!
What about you, have you started fall decorating yet?
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Wow, this is absolutely beautiful and perfect for this time of year!! And this seems pretty easy to make as well!
Thank you Tatanisha! If I can make it, anyone can!
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
Jeanie, this is gorgeous!!!! It doesn’t look like mine…it looks completely like your own and it is really beautiful. Can’t wait to share on FB tomorrow! Pinning too! Thanks for the shout out. 🙂
Aww, thanks Christy! After seeing your beautiful wreath, I had to give my flower arranging another chance! It was just the inspiration I needed. Thanks for sharing and pinning!
This is lovely. I think you have more talent for these things than you give yourself credit for!
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