Dried Flower Wreath

Christine Weber

A wreath of everlasting flowers that keeps summer memories in your home year round. Dried flowers can be purchased inexpensively from a florist shop if you haven't any on hand. Tansy, strawflowers and others are glued to a wooden wreath covered with moss. Well worth the extra effort!

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Materials and Equipment:

  • a large garbage bag or several sheets of newspaper
  • a purchased grapevine wreath, any size
  • sphagnum moss, enough to cover one side of the wreath
  • dried flowers such as strawflowers and tansy in a variety of colors, enough to cover one side of the wreath
  • a glue gun with glue sticks OR craft glue
  • glue spreader or Q-tip
  • a lid from a used plastic container (such as a yogurt container)

Instructions:

  1. Before you start, clear the table and cover it with newspaper or a large garbage bag to avoid getting glue on the table.
  2. Place all your supplies on the table in front of you. The first step in this project is to cover one side of the wreath with moss. To do this, pour a small puddle of glue onto the plastic container lid. Spread a thin layer of glue on the back of the wreath and press moss firmly onto the wreath piece by piece. You can also use a glue gun to do this. Continue until the whole wreath is covered. Allow to dry completely, then turn upside-down to make sure all the moss is secured to the wreath. If not, add more glue as necessary.
  3. Once the moss is on the wreath, do a "test wreath" by placing the flowers on the wreath without gluing them until you have arranged them in a way you like. Try to remember the pattern and remove the flowers.
  4. Place a dab of glue on a spot on the wreath where you would like to add a dried flower. Gently press the flower onto the wreath and hold until the flower sticks to the wreath. Repeat for each flower until you are satisfied with your design. You may want to cover the wreath completely as in the photo, or just sparingly. It's up to you.
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  6. Allow the wreath to dry completely. Hang with a nail on a door or wall, preferably indoors and out of the sun!

May 3, 20060 found this helpful

how cute is this,

I can't wait to make one

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May 3, 20060 found this helpful

Very pretty! Wonder what it looks like in purple...

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May 3, 20060 found this helpful

YOU DID GOOD!!! Great granny Vi

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May 3, 20060 found this helpful

For luv2craft ...close to purple from Picasa2 . GG Vi

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May 4, 20060 found this helpful

Beautiful GreatGrannyVi !!!

Is that the same picture of the wreath in different colors?

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