Throughout history, wreaths have been worn as chaplets around the head and garlands around the neck. They have hung from monuments as a symbol of respect and have been displayed on front doors as a sign of welcome.
Our apartments in Charlotte are more than a place to lay your head; they’re a place to call home, to decorate in a way that displays your unique aesthetic. Adding a wreath to your front door is one way of letting your style show, expressing yourself to all who stroll by.
Here are two wreath-making ideas, both designed to spark your imagination. All supplies can be purchased from a local craft store.
Supplies: Pre-shaped twig wreath, thin-gauge floral design wire, drill, wooden monogram letter half the size of the wreath, 24 inches of weatherproof ribbon, artificial greenery stems, artificial or dried lavender sprigs, and Scotchgard.
Instructions: Using a 1/4-inch drill bit, drill a hole in the top of the wooden letter. Slide one end of the ribbon through the hole and tie to the top of the wreath. Use thin-gauge floral design wire to securely attach ribbon to twigs so that it is secure. Push one piece of greenery at a time through the wreath and use design wire to secure in the back. Once the front of the wreath is covered with greenery, attach sprigs of lavender. Move into a well-ventilated area and spray with Scotchgard.
Supplies: Pre-shaped wreath, thin-gauge floral design wire, artificial hydrangea stems, gold wire ribbon.
Instructions: Begin with a simple pre-shaped wreath. Carefully cut the hydrangea stems, leaving approximately 4 inches of stem attached to the flower. One at a time, push a hydrangea stem through the wreath, bend and attach to the back of the wreath with floral design wire. Continue the process until the front of the entire wreath is covered. Create a bow using the gold wire ribbon. Ideally, the bow will be 3/4 as wide as the wreath. Attach the bow to the top of the wreath.
Special note: Hydrangeas are one of the boldest, dramatic flowers found in nature. Still, the color you choose will determine how bold the wreath will be. Consider a deep, dark maroon or stark white — something that is easy to see from a distance.
If you're ready for a change and ready to hang a wreath in a new place, give us a call.