If you live in an apartment complex like me, finding decorative color is about as difficult as taming a unicorn or spotting an oasis in the middle of the dessert. Highly unlikely, and more often than not - too good to be true. Most of us renters are typically surrounded by four white (or if you're lucky) grey walls. Don't get me wrong, I love our little apartment. However, what I don't love is the inability to splatter every.single.wall in luxurious color. My fix for this affliction? Hang shit up everywhere. Now, don't get sloppy with your decorations. More is not always... More. Embrace the season and bring elements from the outdoors, IN - with simple projects like a DIY wreath.
This beauty cost me around $7 dollars total to make and was SO easy. The inspiration for this craft came after finding an old worn out twig wreath in my mom's garage (thanks btw..). Shortly after, I headed to the nearby Dollar Tree and immediately went in search of cheap, pretty, pale, semi-realistic looking flowers. After adding some vinery and extra springs to my shopping basket I knew I had enough to get started.
-Strong Scissors (to trim off excess 'branch')
-Two Hands (that's right - no glue necessary).
-About 15 minutes
Trim all of your flower stalks so they are long enough to weave into the wicker wreath, but also short enough that they don't stick out too far. Make piles of all the different variety of flowers you bought so you can see what you have. Begin by wrapping your wreath in vines. Begin placing sprigs of 'berries' or accent plants around the edges. Next, start with your first flower pile. Grab each piece, tucking it around the edges/front of the frame evenly. When all your flowers are embedded, more on to the next pile. Following these steps will ensure your wreath looks full, natural, and even.