Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Making a front door wreath


Here is my latest wreath which is available in my etsy shop.   Kindly visit my shop at AngelsNEverlastings and check out my other wreaths and wall hangings.  If you like this wreath or something in my shop but would like something different, just send me a convo and tell me what you would like and I will design something for you.

Here are some tips if you would like to create a pleasing wreath of your own:

1.  Carefully choose colors that complement one another.  Two or three colors works well.  Light and dark shades of the same color family work well and look harmonious together.

2.  Choose one or three larger focal flowers.  Not two or four - odd numbers work best

3. Choose two or three stems of smaller accent flowers depending on how generous the stems are.   Repeat the focal flower color and add another color.

4. You will need something long to create structure.  I have used eucaluptus here staggering the lengths-some shorter and some longer.  Anything long and stemmy will work.   Pussy willows, sprigs of wheat, any long straight branches.

5. A good wreath looks balanced.  In other words one side doesn't look like it wants to fall over.  You can see that I added a small cluster of flowers across from the main floral cluster.  While this is optional it gives the wreath a balanced appearance.  

6.  You want to mirror nature where some flowers are placed so that they look straight at you and some are seen from the side.  

7.  Use all of the greenery that comes with the silk flower stems -- separate them and work them individually around and under the flowers.  

8.  Now, one last tip,  before you begin take a small amount of spanish moss and glue it to the wreath where you plan to attach the flowers.  This acts as a filler and provides a more secure surface to glue the flowers to.   (see picture below)

Start with the focal flowers in the center, then clip the accent flowers to separate so that you can attach each flower separately around the focal flowers at staggered lengths.  Glue the accent flowers, to each side with hot glue, then fill in around all flowers with the silk greenery and long stems.

I hope this is clear enough to follow, please let me know if you have any questions or plan to make your own wreath. 


  1. There is still a huge element of talent involved here. I am a fan of letting the professionals like you make wreaths for me.

  2. I agree with Becky, yours are so beautiful, I would have one made by an expert like you :)

    The tutorial is good and interesting to see just how to do it though.


  3. I love the colors - that is very important to me as well as the balance.
    Really lovely!


  4. Looks great! Do you switch your wreathes throughout your home as the seasons change?

  5. great little tutorial! but as others have said, I would leave it to you and your talent :-) I love the tip on working in odd numbers, I do that in scrapbooking too!

  6. Your wreats are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  7. Thank you everyone for the comments.
    I honestly don't have much in my house -- when I made something to sell I usually pack it in a box or temporarily hang along one long wall in my pantry. It seems I never get around to making something for myself.