March 22, 2013

DIY Flower Wreath

Today I'm sharing my little floral wreath I made using items from the dollar store. I absolutely love the way it turned out, and it's the perfect little wreath for spring.

How to make a floral wreath with dollar store supplies


It's probably no surprise that my wreath is coated in pearls, glitter, giant crystals, disco balls, and butterflies.

How to make a floral wreath with dollar store supplies


I saw this amazing wreath from Horchow back in December when I was brainstorming ideas for Christmas wreaths (and ultimately ended up making this). I just couldn't stop thinking about it. 

 Horchow's White Floral Wreath (seen below) is absolutely gorgeous. I remember seeing it and thinking hmmmmm...I could make that.

How to make a floral wreath with dollar store supplies

And I did.
But my own sassy version.
Must. Have. Sass.


How to make a floral wreath with dollar store supplies


All of the supplies came from dollar stores and craft stores.
 It took a little time to make, but was super easy to do.

Here are the supplies I used to make my wreath.

How to make a floral wreath with dollar store supplies

1. Basic wood wreath ($3 at Joann's)
2. 4 stems of assorted fake flowers ($1 each at Dollar Tree = $4)
3. 1 strand of glass pearls ($1 at Joanns)
4. Green glitter butterflies ($1 at Dollar Tree)
5. Giant Crystals ($1 bag of 'table scatter' from Dollar Tree)
6. Glue sticks and glue gun (on hand = free!)
7. Mini disco balls from my Christmas ornament stash (free!)
8. Small silver beads leftover from Christmas garland strand (free!)
9. White ribbon (50 YARDS scored for $1 last year here)

TOTAL = $10


To make this wreath, start with a basic wreath form. Since the top will be exposed, I chose a simple wooden stick wreath. Using the largest flowers, center the flower heads among the lower half of the wreath.

How to make a floral wreath with dollar store supplies


Once your large flowers are in place, fill in the remaining bottom half of the wreath with the smaller flowers. Try using several different sizes and shapes of smaller flowers to give the wreath a little texture.


Now, it's time to add a little bling. I just randomly chose whatever I could find at the store/my house. I finally settled on pearls, giant crystals, mini-disco balls, small silver beads, and green-glittered-butterflies.

How to make a floral wreath with dollar store supplies




How to make a floral wreath with dollar store supplies


Once you've attached all of your bling with your hotglue, cut a long piece of ribbon and wrap it around the top of your wreath. 

How to make a floral wreath with dollar store supplies

I attached the ribbon right to the wall with a single silver nailhead, right above my fantle
Jesse opens and closes the front door like a Woolly Mammoth and I don't have a mantle over the fireplace.
So, the fantle it is.


How to make a floral wreath with dollar store supplies



And that's all, folks! 

How to make a floral wreath with dollar store supplies


Thanks so much for stopping by! 


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21 comments:

  1. So pretty!!! I love all the beads and that little butterfly! I think yours is better than theirs!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Ellora!!!! That's awesome!

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  2. Just beautiful girl! This wreath SCREAMS Virginia!!!!!! LOVE!

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    1. Thanks Jacque!!!!! and thanks for the inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

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  3. Yours is so much prettier than that outrageously expensive one. Sometimes I think people have more money than brains. Anyway, I love it, & your great tutorial so much That I'm now a new follower.

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    1. ha!! Thanks love! And so happy to have you here!!!!!!! :)

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  4. This is so gorgeous! I love how it's only halfway covered in flowers, and the other half is just the branches of the form, but still so pretty! In case you didn't see it earlier, I featured this today on my blog, so stop by and grab a Featured button if you don't already have one! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2013/03/10-creative-ideas/

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  5. SOOOOO pretty, Virginia! It's amazeballs!

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  6. Hi! I was the link behind you in the Tutorial and Tips link party so I wanted to stop by to say hi! I absolutely love your wreath! You have so many little details that make it that much more special. Based on your inspiration, I think yours is better! Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Julia
    It's Always Ruetten

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  7. Job well done!! Those dollar store flowers look fabulous. I would have never known :O)

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  8. I love to make wreaths too. I agree the time spent is well worth it. This one turned out to be perfect and the price was definitely right!

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  9. Um, it's gorgeous!! I need a pretty wreath like that hangin on my front door.

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  10. I just love this wreath! Nice job. My front door needs a little sass... maybe I should make one? I included it in my spring and Easter round-up. Thanks for the inspiration!

    http://www.mommade.org/2013/03/spring-and-easter-round-up.html

    Sarah

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  11. Quite honestly, your wreath is truly much prettier than the one from Horchow. I need to hit the
    $Tree and look for some faux blooms. You have inspired me to bring spring into my house with a wreath! :-)

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  12. Hi Virginia! What a beautiful springtime follow-up to your magnificent silver ornament wreath at Christmas! This one is so pretty. I'd like to say your photography is wonderful too.
    Your blog is really very enjoyable. Thank you!

    Peggy hunt

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  13. Your wreath is so beautiful! I visited my Dollar Tree today to suppliment my supplies and now have a Spring Wreath for our front door. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. This wreath is adorable and Oh So Sassy! Love it! Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I just so happen to have a grapevine wreath handy and maybe a little sass too ;)

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  15. Such a great idea! I've been implementing these ideas lately too and its amazing how something so simple is so helpful! I want to start a page as your ans recently I asked a web design company ELCO PLANET (www.elcoplanet.com) to develope the page for me.. I was just interested for web hosting.. can you please advice me about web hosting provider.. have you ever heard for www.elcoplanet.com offering hosting, alpha reseller hosting... ? thanks a lot

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  16. Your wreath is much prettier than the store one! I have to do this! Thank you for all of your tips and creativity! You are inspiring!! :-)

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  17. This is beautiful! Thank you for the clear intructions. ;)

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