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Fall Ring of Wreaths

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Welcome your guests with this elegant, design statement for Fall.  Looks like the most experienced designer created it for you, but only you will know how easy it is to pull together.

Materials
FloraCraft Products:
Six – 10″ diameter straw wreaths*
Five – 8″ diameter straw wreaths*
One –  Bag Spanish Moss*
Design It® Foam Cutter *
Design It® Wire Cutter *
Design It® Floral Picks (approx 15 picks)*
One – 8″ floral foam half-ball *

Three – 30″ stems, artificial grass with seeds
Three – 30″ stems, artificial grass without seeds
One – Hydrangea bush
7 yards sisal twine
Tacky Glue*
Scissors

Instructions

  1. Arrange wreaths & tie. Remove plastic from wreaths, taking care not to cut clear filament binding around wreaths. Place all 10″ wreaths in circle on table. Use 8″ lengths of twine to tie wreaths together. (Photo A)  To make tight knots, have a helper hold twine in place as you tie. Make a second knot to firmly secure. In same way, arrange and tie small wreaths into a circle.
  2. Stack wreath circles & tie. Place small wreath circle onto large wreath circle. Position, staggering wreaths as shown. Use 12″ lengths of twine to bind layers in at least five places where the wreaths are in contact. (Photo B)
  3. Trim & insert foam. Use foam cutter to trim edges of foam (Photo C) until foam fits firmly down in middle opening. If needed, secure with glue and let dry.
  4. Insert grass. Working between wreath layers, insert grass stems (alternating pattern with two types of grass stems) into bottom of foam, allowing stems to fan out underneath small wreaths and on top of large wreaths. (Photo D) Continue around foam until all grass stems have been inserted.
  5. Add moss & hydrangea bush. Drizzle glue on top of foam and attach moss above and below wreaths until foam is completely covered. Use floral cutter to trim hydrangea bush into sections. Insert floral picks into hydrangea sections. Insert into foam, covering foam completely.

Photo A

Photo B 

Photo C   

Photo D

*The following products were used for this project: FloraCraft® Straw Wreaths, STYROFOAM™ Half Ball, Spanish Moss and Design It: ™ Foam Cutter • Elmer’s® Craft Bond™ Tacky Glue.

One Comment

  1. franceen blassio
    Posted June 2, 2013 at 8:50 am

    me gusta mucho este proyecto y lo voy a hacer se que se vera muy lindo en mi casa. 🙂

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