Hey Folks! This past weekend a dear friend of mine turned
40, I mean “30”, and I wanted to give her something hand-made for her special day. She is always throwing jokes around on how she “isn’t crafty”, but had shown a love for a certain wreath… So I took that and ran. 😉
Here is a DIY in just 4 simple steps!
Step 1: Cut the flower stems down to about 2″ from last flower, and slide them into the grapevine. (1 section turning up, and the other in the opposite direction.) I left about 1 1/2 inches in the center between the two. Make sure to push the stem in far enough that it isn’t going to move around.
Step 2: Once your flower stems are positioned in the place you want them, (because my flowers were “drooping” on the end) pull the end of the flowers inside and around a piece of the grapevine. This will hold it so that it doesn’t flop around.
Step 3: Add the bow. One of my least favorite things to do as a crafter, is tie bows. I’m just simply not fan. So I made it simple for myself, and made a traditional bow with a twist. Instead of two “bows” I tied 4, and then looped the end piece over the center to hide the mess and attached it to the wreath. You can can tie your bow however you want… this one was just simple and to the point.
Step 4: Add the letter. This was simple. The letter is basically tucked inside the a piece of the grapevine. Since the vine is so thick in some places, it is a great way to anchor it down. If you’re worried that it wont stay, then I would suggest some twin to tie it on. That way it doesn’t stand out like wire would.
That’s it! S-imple! Enjoy your newest craft, and show it off on your entry! Happy Spring everyone!
If you are like some of my friends and can’t craft without gluing their fingers shut, or just simply don’t have a creative bone (or time). Let me know.. I’d be happy to take orders! Just click the link below!