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You know how sharks have their own week every year? I thought it was about time us crafters dedicated an entire week to wreaths! I know, it's silly and a little quirky but that's pretty much my whole vibe so we are going to roll with it .
Day 1 of wreath week is all about the willow/grapevine wreath!
Here is what I used:
Before I started, I spray painted the willow wreath. This is an optional step but can help create very different wreaths even when working with the same wreath form!
To start your greenery base, select your largest, flattest leaves and mark your edges by placing greenery at the points where you want your greenery to end (see top left photo for an example). I marked the top edge, the bottom edge and the widest point on the side. Once I felt good about their placement, I hot glued the end of the greenery piece and stuck it into the wreath form.
Next (top right photo), fill that section with the same greenery. You don't have to worry about covering everything as you'll be adding more greenery and then flowers to fill in! You can hot glue as you add or you can place everything first and glue when you are happy with it.
When your leafy greenery is all in place, it is time to turn to your longest, wispiest greenery/filler (bottom left and right pictures)! I do this second because they can be a little wild and unruly but the layers after this step will help tame them.
Here is a system I use to create the final look from the above picture:
When I was prepping the willow wreaths from Dollar Tree, I also painted a smaller one off-white. And then I needed to make another wreath, just because! So here is a bonus wreath showing how dramatically different these can be when you play with spray paint and different flower/greenery color stories!
If you have a wreath type you would like me to showcase in upcoming weeks, please let me know in the comments
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