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Rustic Wreath and Bouquet

Courtesy of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.

Wreaths don’t have to be just for fall and Christmas; they can be welcoming anytime of the year – especially to ring in the spring. Follow these simple directions from JoAnn Fabrics and you'll have a fabulous wreath just in time for spring.

A simple technique of clustering flowers into a bouquet make these designs a snap to create in an hour or less. The wreath is created by attaching two smaller bouquets facing in opposite directions and following the curve of the grapevine. The center bow hides the bouquet stems and adds the finishing touch to the design.

 

Table Bouquet Supplies & Tools

  • 1 package twigs
  • 2 stems hot pink mini cosmos
  • 2 stems white daisies
  • 2 stems white clover
  • 9 feet 2-1/2'' wide green sheer ribbon
  • 12 feet 2-1/2'' wide polka dot ribbon
  • 2 lengths green 32-gauge green cloth wrapped wire
  • Green floral tape
  • Wire cutters

Directions

  1. Shape each floral stem so that it appears more natural. Hold the twigs together into a cluster with one hand and add the two stems of mini cosmos so the top of the floral stem is 4''-6'' below the top of the twigs.
  2. Continue placing the stems of the daisies and clover on top of the mini cosmos bringing each of them a little lower to create a fuller design. Wrap all the stems under the flowers with one length of wire to hold the cluster together.
  3. Floral tape over the wire for extra support. Slightly spread out the ends of the floral stems to achieve a more natural look to the bouquet.
  4. Form a bow using the two types of ribbon together. Secure the bow with a length of wire and attach to the bouquet just under the flowers.


Wreath Supplies & Tools

  • 12'' grapevine wreath
  • 2 stems yellow weeping star
  • 2 stems purple lavender
  • 2 stems yellow clover
  • 2 stems fuchsia clover
  • 9 feet 2-1/2'' wide green sheer ribbon
  • 12 feet -2 1/2'' wide plaid ribbon
  • 3 lengths green 32-gauge cloth wrapped wire
  • Green floral tape
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wire cutters

Directions

  1. Form two clusters of flowers using technique described above with each cluster having one of each flower listed. Begin with the weeping star, add the lavender, then the two clover stems.
  2. Cut the stems of the bouquet to a length of 2'' and glue them to the wreath with stems facing inward leaving a space for adding the bow. Shape the flowers to follow the contour of the wreath.
  3. Form a bow using the two types of ribbon together. Secure the bow with a length of wire and attach to the wreath at the center top between the flower clusters.

Skill Level: Some floral experience helpful.
Approximate Crafting Time: An hour or less. '

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