Before we get to April showers we have to have March sandstorms. We have had plenty of them so far this year. I have to stay busy inside because I can’t stand to battle the wind trying to clean up the garden. So I pretend it is already time for flowers to bloom by using artificial flowers for a wreath on my inner door. I have an outer screen door that I decorated last year with a sweet colorful umbrella filled with spring flowers.
This is what I did for this year.
First I went shopping at Garden Ridge in Austin. Love that place. Great prices and they have almost everything you didn’t know you needed. But if you think about it, you’ll come up with a reason for it. That’s how this wreath came to be. The flowers were so large Krista had to bring them to me when she came to visit for my birthday.
Next procure a wire wreath form the size you want and a bundle of wire or many pipe cleaners to secure your flowers to the form. A glue gun will do you no good on the wire form.
I clipped the large bunches of flowers into individual stems except for the larger bunch of white lilies at the top. They were nicely arranged and looked natural for one large bunch.
I cut apart and secured the larger blooms around the form to balance them.
Next secure the medium sized pink lilies and a few buds. Turn them in different directions and wire to the inside, middle and outside wreath wires for a well-rounded wreath.
Weave the wire stems over and under the wire form and secure with a piece of wire to hold the flower head in place and the middle of the flower as well. Tuck the ends of the wire to the inside so you don’t scratch your door.
Last fill in with the smaller flowers to cover any bare spots on the form.
Use a pipe cleaner to hang it on your door. I usually have to hang it and look at it to be sure I have the top as I want it (a little off-center is sometimes better). Once you are satisfied twist the pipe cleaner to be sure the wreath stays in place.
Enjoy all summer long. Now take a look at what we did last Spring. April Showers Bring May Flowers Wreaths I have a wall of wreaths in my garage to exchange for every season. How do you store yours for use next year?