These gorgeous pink dahlias have been calling my name to use them for some time! My taste varies widely and lately I’ve been drawn to using nontraditional items in my designs. Many times silk flowers can look “cheap” but these are stunning and SO realistic looking! Shout out to Hobby Lobby!! This is a wreath “recipe” I frequently use. I advise to find a few wreath designs you like and reuse them, only switching out the supplies. That helps to take a lot of worry out of the equation, especially for newer wreath makers. Keep reading and watch the video. I will show you one of my favorite “recipes” how to make a Fall wreath with flowers.
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- Grapevine wreath (remember the larger the wreath, the more supplies, ie money, you will need. I use 14-18″ grapevines)
- Fall Greenery of choice, I like to use sprays or combination bushes. Note: If you want suggestions where to find quality greens or other supplies, this post lists some of my favorite places to buy online that do not require a tax ID.
- Pink Dahlias (the heads on mine were about 4.5-5 inch)
- Filler flowers (optional)
- Gold sparkle picks (optional)
- Ribbon for bow (you can also many find nice premade bows on Etsy)
- Wire cutters
- Floral picks/pins
- Hot glue
- Pipe cleaner (if making bow)
- Spanish moss or leaves to cover glue drips
Step By Step Instructions
Assemble supplies and prepare grapevine. Clip stray vines, clean leaves as needed. Place wreath hanger if desired.
Make the bow. You can place the bow on the grapevine now or later on if you want. Just don’t wait too late or it will get more difficult to find room for the bow. These posts will help you learn to make a simple hand made bow or how to use an EZ Bow maker here.
Start “greening” the wreath. Make a base of Fall greenery stems. Be sure to place the stems at different levels, some toward the front and some in the sides. Be sure to let the stems stand off the wreath a bit, not flat against the wreath, to add dimension. The perimeter you develop now will guide you on the final size of your wreath.
Place the flowers. I like to start at the bow and work outward. The largest floral heads should be more toward the transition point (the bow). Think of nature. Some flowers are facing upward, some down.
Now add remaining greenery then filler flowers, filling holes as needed. Evenly distribute the color. You may have to step back and away to better visualize and see empty spaces. Don’t forget the center of the wreath. Try not to pack too densely. The florals and greens should be light and airy.
Add a few glitter picks, if desired… Just a touch.
Fall Wreath with Flowers Tutorial
I hope you will give this wreath design a try! I am always telling my wreath making group members to have fun and please don’t stress on it!! Anything can be undone and repositioned. Once you get your first few wreaths under your belt, I am sure you will realize how rewarding it can be to see your gorgeous wreath hanging on your front door! Soon, the neighbors will be asking you to make one for them!!
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To learn wreath design on a deeper level, you can also join my private wreath making group, Teri’s Wreath Works, here.
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