Summer Wreath

Now that June is here, I figured that I needed a new wreath for the door.  And since I’ve made a conscious effort to use up my crafting ‘stash’ & only use what I have on hand, this is what I came up with.

Sunflower & Daisy Wreath

I started with a simple grapevine wreath & some yellow wired ribbon.  I made a bow with the ribbon & used floral wire to secure it.

In case you’re wondering, I’m using an easel wreath stand to work on the wreath.  I’ve had it for years & it makes it easier to work on a wreath with this than laying it flat on a work surface.

Summer Wreath

I pushed the ends of the wire on the bow through the grapevine wreath and formed it into a loop for hanging.

Summer Wreath

I had lots of ribbon left, so I wrapped it around the wreath.  I threaded the ribbon under some of the grapevine & hot glued it into place at the ends under the bow.

Summer Wreath

There was a lot of ribbon left over, so I made a ribbon loop in the back for hanging.  I could have just used the wire loop, but since I’m using up supplies, I thought that this was a good way to not waste what I had.

Summer Wreath

Then I clipped off the excess ribbon.

Summer Wreath

I went through my floral stash & found some ivy, sunflowers & daisies.  I cut the stems of the sunflowers kind of short, applied hot glue to the stems & inserted them in and around the bow.

Summer Wreath

Summer Wreath

Then I cut apart the leaves & added some hot glue to them & inserted the leaves around the sunflowers and in between the loops of the bow.

Summer Wreath

Summer Wreath

To balance out the large & somewhat overpowering sunflowers, I added the more delicate daisies.

Summer Wreath

It could have been done at this point, but I had these sweet little miniature flower pots in my stash.

Summer Wreath

I cut some floral wire that was long enough to go around the pots with a long tail left over.  (about a foot)  I put the wire around the pots & twisted the wire in the back of the pots.

Summer Wreath

Then I added a drop of hot glue to the twisted area on the pot & covered the wire with ribbon.

Summer Wreath

I brought the ribbon towards the front of the pots & tied the ribbon into a bow, hot gluing the bow to the pots.  The ribbon brought the color of the sunflowers towards the bottom of the wreath.

Summer Wreath

Then I pushed the wire through the bottom of the grapevine wreath.  Do each pot separately so that the wires are in different spots.  That way they will hold tightly when twisted together.

Summer Wreath

Twist the wires of both pots together in the back of the wreath.

Summer Wreath

Clip off excess & tuck the end back towards the wreath to hide the sharp ends of the wires.

Summer Wreath

Then I used some hot glue to add some leaves behind the pots & then I added some glue the back of the pots just to reinforce them.

Summer Wreath

I made little bunches from small flowers & glued them into the pots.

Summer Wreath

Summer Wreath

And it’s finished!

Summer Wreath

And it’s now hanging on the door.

Summer Wreath

And what did I do with the rest of the sunflowers that were in my stash?

How about a summer centerpiece?

Sunflower & Daisy Centerpiece

I can’t wait to do a tablescape around this.

Happy Creating everyone!

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