About six weeks ago, I was in Michael’s and spotted some silk hydrangeas in the most gorgeous fall colors. They were MY colors, which doesn’t happen often. Beautiful deep teal, apple green, and a pretty fall reddish orange. I wanted to snatch them up immediately, but at $6 per stem, and only about $50 left in my DIY account for that month, I decided to wait.
So yesterday when I was there, I happened to notice that all of the fall stems were marked 60% off. They didn’t have many left, but I decided to grab what they had. As it turns out, they all rang up at $1.79 each! I was so excited! And I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them…a VERY simple fall wreath. Seriously, even if you’ve never picked up a glue gun in your life, or if you’ve never made any kind of craft ever, you can do this.
In fact, it’s so simple that I didn’t even bother taking steps of the process. All you do is…
- Cut strips of burlap and wrap around the wreath form. Secure with hot glue.
- Pluck the individual flowers off of silk hydrangeas and glue them to the wreath form with hot glue.
- Cut a long strip of burlap for the hanger, and another long strip of burlap to tie a big fat bow (if you like big fat bows).
- Hang, and enjoy.
I have a tendency to take on projects that are really time consuming (like the pistachio shell succulent garden), so sometimes it’s nice just to do a very simple project.
I do wish there had been enough flowers to cover the whole wreath form, but I guess that’s what I get for waiting. And fortunately, wreaths are the one item where I actually prefer asymmetry! And I also love all of the subtle color variations in these hydrangeas.
Have you made a super simple wreath? If so, and if you’ve blogged about it, leave a link in the comments. I’d love to see it!
Psstt…Did you see my fall wreath from last year? It’s made out of cheap cardstock scrapbook paper!