I'm so excited about today's craft. Like, so excited.
We have slowly been adding the finishing touches to Addie's room and it seems to have taken on a little bit of a garden theme, which I am loving. I started with these girlie frames, added some cute little flowery pots from my decorating stash, and a little shelf that we pulled from another room in our house. It's really starting to come together, but I think one or two more little finishing touches will really push her room from okay to amazing.
I've had this large wreath in my closet for quite some time, using it here and there, then taking the decorations off and using it for something else. I bought it on sale for $1.00 about a year ago...well worth the dollar if you ask me! This wreath turned out to be the perfect size for today's project.
To complete this project you'll need,
-a large wreath
-some dollar store bouquet filler, pussy willows, and silk flowers
-embellishments such as little butterflies or birds
-a hot glue gun
-fishing line to hang
Heat up your glue gun and pull apart the bouquet filler. Arrange the filler throughout your wreath as you please, hot gluing it sporadically for security. Do the same with the pussy willows.
Pull the flower blossoms off the stems and hot glue them in clusters all over the wreath. Be sure to step back occasionally and look at your wreath to see if there are any sparse areas that need to be filled in a little bit.
Finally, add embellishments to give an extra-cute oomph to the wreath. The butterflies I used came already attached to wires, so that made it super easy for me to attach them to the wreath. I really like how they stood away from the wreath, making it look like they were fluttering around admiring the flowers.
Here comes the twist. Instead of hanging this pretty little project like one normally would, I decided to hang this wreath mobile-style just under Addie's light. Here's how it turned out:
I don't know how this could have turned out any better...Addie and I both absolutely love it!
Zach helped me hang it directly from Addie's light fixture using fishing line. Don't worry, nothing is close enough to the actual light to cause any problems, and we can easily remove the shade to change light bulbs. If you'd like to hang your wreath from your light fixture, make sure that nothing is resting against the bulb, and that your fixture is strong enough to handle the extra weight. If your light fixture just wouldn't work well for this project, I think this could be equally lovely hanging mobile style in a corner, or in traditional wreath fashion wherever you please.
For the amount of pop this wreath packs, it took very little time to put together and cost me about $5.00. I hope you like my spring wreath with a twist, have a great weekend!
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