I love seasonal wreaths. I think they are an adorable way to decorate for each special holiday. But I’ve been wanting something for all the time, for no reason at all. I wanted a wreath that would be a general “hello & welcome to our nest” to all of our friends and family.
When I went treasure hunting at Goodwill last week (another favorite spot of mine), I spotted a straw wreath form for $1.00. I had passed on purchasing one during my last trip to Michael’s. I had a conversation with myself and said “self, that’s a lovely idea you have, but you don’t need any other projects right now. Finish the ones you’ve started, then you can buy yourself the things you need to make a wreath.” But I couldn’t pass it up. Most straw wreath forms really aren’t much more than that, but for $1.00? I had to have it. It was destiny.
I decided on a simple moss wreath with our initial on it. I gathered floral pins, floral wire (which I didn’t end up using) and sheets of green moss. I highly recommend you do this craft outside if possible. Green moss can be very messy, even outside in high wind situations. But I’m not speaking from experience or anything (*smile*). I wrapped the moss sheets around the form and pinned like crazy. I cut and pinned and cut and pinned, until I achieved the look I wanted.
I bought a lower case initial because I really liked the font. The capital letters they had at Michael’s were too blocky (I like to make up words), so I bought this fancy initial and spray painted it white. I had the burlap ribbon for the knot and jute string to hang it with in my craft bin downstairs. To prevent the moss from continuing to fall off, I gave it a light spray of spray adhesive to hold it all in place.
I’m really happy with the way it turned out. The nice thing about it is too, is that if I want to change it up for the seasons, I can undo the burlap knot and put a seasonal ribbon on to replace it. Voila! It’s a wreath for all seasons!!
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