Home Decor: Leafy Foliage Wreath
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How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Ours was full of family, good food, board games, plenty of chatting and lots of resting. It was much needed. (Oh, and only like 5 sick people out of the 35 of us who got together. All those people with different germs in 1 space for a week? Sickness is inevitable.) I hope yours (if you celebrated) was restful too.
Anyway, I know it’s time for Christmas stuff to start rolling in……but I’m still trying to finish up our basement apartment we’re living in (more on that here).
Remember how I’m trying to spruce it up?
Last week I showed you this old dresser that I rescued and painted.
Well, I wanted a little wreath to hang from my mirror that sits on top……and decided to make one.
Out of leafy foliage.
I didn’t want flowers or something too busy or bulky. I just wanted a bit of color and texture. Done.
The leaves on the wreath are small and are a waxy/plastic texture……so they seem more real than just silk leaves.
It gives a nice simple punch to this space.
Would you like to make your own leafy wreath?
To make your own leafy wreath, you will need to decide what size wreath to make. Then plan accordingly as you purchase your supplies.
You will need:
- a grapevine wreath (I bought a 12 inch wreath for a few dollars at Michael’s Craft Store…..don’t forget your coupon!)
- 2 or more stems of leaves……you’ll need enough length to go around your wreath and enough to overlap each end a bit. (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby for $5-$6 a stem, after they were on sale for 40%-50% off. I can’t remember the original price. They weren’t silk leaves…they were more waxy/plasticy. They look more real looking than the silk variety. I’m sure they have some at Michael’s too. I didn’t look though because I already had mine.)
- floral wire
- ribbon for hanging your wreath (optional)
Begin by attaching one stem end to the front of the wreath with some floral wire.
If your wreath only needs two stems…….attach the second stem end on the other side of the wreath. (If more stems are needed, space out your stems evenly around the wreath.)
Then start curving one of the stems of leaves around the wreath, attaching it down to the wreath with pieces of floral wire.
Continue tacking the leaves down here and there, creating a nice circular shape to your wreath.
Make sure to tuck the ends of your wire down into the leaves, hiding them from view.
And that’s it. A nice and full leafy wreath.
**If you want to attach it to a mirror like I did, loop some ribbon through the wreath and then use a tack or push pin to secure the very ends of the ribbon to the back side of the mirror.