I was in a crafty mood recently and decided to whip up a wreath. I’m so into GOLD. For the longest time, gold was not in fashion. Well, it’s back and I love it. I love gold jewelry, gold dishes, gold decor, gold shoes, you name it. So, why not a gold wreath? One that can be used for both fall and winter. Just swap the ribbon for a festive red one or add a few sprigs of holly…and bam! it’s a Christmas wreath. Kind of like that other wreath I made.
This isn’t complicated, folks. Pretty simple stuff.
- 14″ straw wreath
- 2.5″ wide gold ribbon
- glue gun and glue sticks
- small plate or piece of cardboard (for the hot glue gun)
- gold leaf floral stems (I got mine at Hobby Lobby in the floral department and used 3 of them.)
- (optional) wide ribbon for hanging
I waited for a floral sale at Hobby Lobby and got them for 50% off (originally about $10 each). Used my 40% off coupon for the ribbon. The straw wreath was only about $4. And I already had scissors, glue gun, glue sticks. So I spent about $25 on materials.
First, wrap the gold ribbon around the wreath, overlapping it slightly and gluing it to the wreath as you go. This is purely for background. We don’t want any straw peeking through.
Using scissors, remove the leaves from the stems. Note that the front and back may have a different texture/color. Decide which side to use, or if you want to use a mixture of both.
Begin gluing the leaves to the wreath, overlapping them slightly as you go. Be sure to cover the front, inside rim and outside rim. It is not necessary to cover the back side.
Add a wide ribbon for hanging if you like. Voila! You’re done.
Now that’s my kind of craft. Fast. Easy. Stellar results.