MAKE: an artificial flower frame wreath.
When it comes to flower bouquets, I’m sooo predictable.
I’ve always loved very dense floral arrangements. I carried a big bouquet of dense, red roses for my wedding. When I (attempt to) arrange flowers at home, my default move is to create a tight bouquet of blooms.
Maybe it is because I love the detail and texture of a tight arrangement? Or perhaps it is due to the fact that this approach is kinda hard to screw it up? Yeah, it’s probably the latter.
Stick a bunch of flowers close to together and… bam! (in your best Emeril voice)… you have a pretty arrangement. Well, in the same way, this flower wreath is kind of hard to screw up. All you do is glue down several armfuls of fake flowers to a foam board. Easy!
I’ve wanted to make an artificial flower wreath for awhile. Valentine’s Day seemed like the perfect time for one. I combined silk flowers that I found at the dollar store and some of the coffee filter flowers I made for décor at my daughter’s first birthday party. I feel like the mixture of the two types of blooms added texture and dimension to the wreath. I liked how the different shades of pinks and peaches melded together, too.
(If you were interested in the coffee filter flowers, I followed two tutorials: one for coffee filter roses and one coffee filter peonies. Both posts are excellent and will help you create gorgeous blooms. If you have an interest in seeing me make a few of those flowers here, let me know!)
You can make this wreath any size you want by cutting the desired shape out of a foam board. I chose to follow the edge of the board and made a rectangle out of mine.
This frame shape would also be pretty cute as a photo prop for a wedding, birthday or shower, don’t you think?
Watch this week’s video to see how to make the wreath (And my corny photo prop modeling. It’s pretty hokey!)
SUPPLIES TO MAKE A FAUX FLOWER FRAME WREATH:
(similar to shown, links are affiliates)
- Foam board
- Silk flowers
- **Coffee filter flowers
- Craft blade
- Glue gun (I prefer a cordless one)
- Glue sticks
- Heat gun (or hair dryer)
- Ribbon or chain
And if you needed more Valentine’s Day ideas, I am collaborating this week with two other crafty friends. Be sure to check out their Valentine’s Day Craft videos, too!
– The Country Chic Cottage – XOXO Mason Jar Vase
– Mad in Crafts – No-sew Valentine Bookmark
P.S. If you are looking for modern crafts using faux flowers, check out some of my other crafts: