We have been having some wonderfully nice weather these past couple weeks. I know spring isn’t quite here yet but we are so ready for it! I wanted to make a new wreath for the front door to welcome spring. I love the twine-wrapped look and I think that it really looks spring-y. Add some flowers and it looks beautiful and welcoming.
For this project, you will need a foam wreath form, but make sure that it is cylindrical and doesn’t have edges or this project won’t work. You will also need some burlap twine and a bundle of faux flowers of your choice. For assembly, you will need a hot glue gun and some pliers with wire snips. All of these items can be found at any craft store or your local department store.
Start by cutting the stems of your flowers. I leave about 2-3 inches of stem on the flower. Before cutting, I like to push a group of leaves on the stem up against the bottom of the flower. Once you have a few flowers and some greens cut from the bundle, start arranging them on the wreath form. There is no wrong answer here, just get creative and release that inner florist.
Now its time to wrap the wreath. Like almost any wreath, this part takes time. Start with a dab of hot glue and attach the twine just under the flowers on the back side of the wreath. Be sure to start and end the wrap under the edges of the flowers so that you can hide the bare form. Wrap the twine around it ten times or so and add another dab of hot glue and secure the most recent strip of twine. Some tutorials have you follow the twine with hot glue all the way around the form but I find that a dab of glue here and there is sufficient as long as you get the twine wrapped very tightly. You can add embellishments like bows or loose strands of twine like I did to add a little touch.
The back side of the wreath fully finished! It is a little time consuming to get the twine wrapped around it but it makes a beautiful piece when its all done!