A few weeks ago, I went to my basement to get my summer wreath for the ninth year in a row. I hung it on my door and realized it was no longer pretty and looked like it had been trampled by charging rhinos. I decided it was time to retire the wreath and get a new one. I had visions of a yellow, summery wreath. I found the perfect wreath and checked the price tag. I believe I shouted “What!?” in the middle of the store when I discovered the wreath I wanted was $85. There’s just no way to justify spending $85 on a wreath. Luckily, I was able to make my own version for a mere $15. I was beaming with pride.
Start with one of these basic pre-made twig wreaths. I scored this for a mere $3.99 at Hobby Lobby. Then I picked my flowers. I wanted to keep it basic and pick the most realistic flowers I could find. The more real a flower looks, the more it costs. But with the amount I saved my making my own wreath, I opted to spend the extra five bucks on the realistic flowers.
Aside from the twig wreath and flowers, you’ll need wire cutters and twisty ties. Rather than spend money on these, I just used the ones from the grocery store. The flowers cover them up, so don’t worry about them showing.
Cut the flowers off the bunches so you have individual twigs of flowers.
Attach the flowers, following the shape of the wreath. After you go around once, go around again and again until you have the fullness you want. You can attach the flowers with the twisty ties (make sure you cover the ties) or use the twigs in the wreath to hold the flowers in place. I did a bit of both. Since I used three colors, I went completely around with the yellow flowers, then around with the white, then the orange. Then I added extra flowers in where it looked sparce.
This whole thing took about an hour. I know because we did this while we watched Marvel Agents of Shield. I was done by the time the episode ended.
Now I have a lovely summer wreath and an extra $70 in my pocket.