I always have a wreath on my door, whether it is a themed wreath for a party I’m throwing, a festive wreath for a holiday season, or a cute wreath just because. I think it’s such a fun way to show a little personality and set the mood before entering the house!
I made a summery wreath for the front door of the chalet, since I thought it needed a little decor and color! This is a really easy project and anyone can do it!
I started with a pre-made wreath form from the craft store.
I bought a variety of greenery and flowers. I try to pick a few different varieties with different shapes and lengths and then a couple of colors of flowers that complement each other and don’t contrast with the greenery I chose.
There is probably more than one way to do this, but I used floral wire. Make sure you have wire cutters for this. Even though it’s thin, it will ruin your scissors. Most of the flowers that you buy will also have wire in the stems and will require wire cutters.
If you choose to have a bow, you’ll need ribbon or burlap for that as well. I usually choose a ribbon or burlap that has wire in it to help shape the bow and curl the tails.
The first thing I do is to trim down some of the greenery and start to lay it out on the wreath in the directions I want them to go.
I then use the floral wire and start to wrap it around the wreath form and greenery.
Once I start the wire wrap, I don’t cut it until I’m done. From here, I keep layering on the different greenery and wrapping the wire around it.
You’ll see above that I added some different twigs and wrapped some more with the wire. On top of these, I layered some of the purple flowers and continued wrapping the wire. On top of this, I layered some of the blue hydrangeas and secured them with the wire. Once, I am through securing greens and flowers, I cut the wire and tie it off.
Next, I make my bow for the wreath. I probably don’t do this the ‘right way’, but my way works for me. It’s my cheater way. I chose to use burlap on this wreath.
I start by making a loop with my ribbon and using the wire to wrap around my loop to hold it in place.
I then make a second loop and wrap the wire around that one as well to hold it in place.
I keep up this process until I have as many loops as I want and my bow is as fluffy as I want it to be.
After cutting the ends, I use the wire to secure the bow to the wreath and then curl the ends of my ribbon how I want them.
This is a quick, easy and fun project to do that can add a lot of personality to a front door, or an interior door for that matter!