Wildflower Wreath by Darlene Schacht
If you walked into my home 25 years ago, chances are you would have noticed a wreath, or a topiary tree, or a floral swag. If I wasn’t making a wreath I was probably out shopping for flowers. That’s how much I loved them!
As I got back into wreath making this year, I noticed that the styles have changed big time. I’m seeing that greenery is a bit more casual now than it was back then. I’m seeing less of the large formal flowers and more of the small wild ones. In other words, these aren’t your grandma’s wreaths.
Even the base of the wreath itself is a little more wild and free looking. If you’re looking to make one, think bouquet of hand picked wildflowers and you’ll be on the right track. Michael’s has a beautiful selection of flowers. I lose myself in their store!
I have linked some below from Amazon, but if you have a Michael’s or a good dollar store, you should find what you’re looking for there.
- Glue gun
- Wire cutters
- Natural wreath base
- Yellow flowers (mine are Billy Button Balls)
- Lavender sprigs
- Artificial leaves
- Separate your flowers and cut the stems 3-4 inches in length.
2. If possible (depending on the type of leaves you have) slide the leaves up the stems to make short sprigs.
3. Start gluing the leaf sprigs around the wreath, spacing them far apart at first and then filling in spaces as needed. You can do this by adding a bit of blue to the stem of the sprig and sliding it into the wreath base.
4. Once all of the leaves are in place add the flowers the same way. If you are using a wreath form like mine, place flowers in the same direction that the twigs run.
5. When you feel like you are nearing the end, put the wreath on a hook or a door handle to see where you should place the last few flowers.
About the Author:
Darlene and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve raised four children and have welcomed two grand children into their family.
She began her publishing journey about fourteen years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
Being the youngest of six girls in a house without boys gave Darlene the opportunity to watch, to listen, and to learn what it takes to manage an organized house.
My P31 Home is a warm blend of Darlene’s writing and love for a comfy, pretty, and organized home. It’s a small corner of the world where faith, family, and home come together in one beautiful place.
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