Friday, October 18, 2013

Wreath Making~Backyard Style

Hello Friends~
It's been awhile, I KNOW RIGHT?  This summer has been a whirl wind for us and now it has made it's way into Fall.  Here at the Jestice house we are looking forward to all that this season has to offer, with lots of fun activities on the horizon!  We are hosting a fun tailgate, attending Halloween parties, carving pumpkins and we've already been to Disney on Ice... I guess you can say my next post will be a personal one~HOORAY!

 But in the meantime, I wanted to share with you a very easy DIY wreath that is a different take on traditional Fall decor.  This wreath is for my best friend Nash who lives in Pulaski, TN.  She and her youngins are on their way to visit K-town TODAY!  It is our tradition to give each other handmade gifts from our homes.  So, this one is from my backyard to yours Nashy Girl.  I hope you all enjoy!
Happy Decorating~

OK~if you live in the South (which I hope for your sake, you do), then you have a hydrangea bush or you know someone who does.  So, first things first... let your hydrangeas stay on the vine long enough to start changing colors.  You will get some really pretty greens, browns and touches of red... then clip, clip, clip.

Next, gather up your supplies.  You will need a grapevine wreath (size depends on the amount of stems you have), a glue gun with lots of glue sticks, scissors, thick ribbon of your choice, and wire.

You will start by trimming back your blooms until there is only a small stem exposed.  Load your stem up with glue and start inserting the blooms firmly into your wreath, being careful not to crush the flowers
TIP:  Try to use an assortment of colors throughout the wreath so that one color is not concentrated in clumps.  Keep adding more and more blooms until your wreath is almost completely covered.  But, be sure to leave an opening at the top for your ribbon to be inserted.

Next, tie a nice large bow and snip a piece of wire.  Insert the wire through your ribbon and then weave the wire through the grapevine wreath and secure it tightly.  Hide the excess wire in the wreath or simply snip it.

Last, fluff your bow, examine your wreath and fill in any holes~ then hang!  It's that simple.  This makes a gorgeous addition to your front door or to an interior door for the Fall season.  Happy Fall Y'all!

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