How To Make a Square Floral and Greenery Wood Wreath

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ITEM # 17017260P43

How To Make a Square Floral and Greenery Wood Wreath

By JOANN

ITEM # 17017260P43
Print Description

Crafting Time:
Varies
Skill Level:
Intermediate

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 14" Square Wreath
  • Decorative Accents, Natural Wood Slices
  • Craft Felt, 9" x 12", Dark brown
  • Mum, Beige
  • Hydrangea, Ivory
  • Olives and Leaves
  • Eucalyptus Leaves
  • Queen Anne’s Lace, Ivory
  • Acrylic Paint, 2 oz. bottle, Russet
  • Ceramcoat Varnish, 2 oz bottle
  • Multi-Temp Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks
  • Wire Cutters
  • Floral Wire with Cutter, 26 gauge
  • Brush, Medium Flat Wash
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Brush a thin coat of varnish on one side of each of the wood slices. This will bring out the grain. When finished with the last piece the first pieces coated should be dry. Paint around the outside edges with the brown paint.
  2. Flip the wire wreath right side down. Cut a 2-ft piece of wire. Fold in half and loop over one crossbar on one side. Leave a little slack and attach the other ends of wire to another crossbar on the same side. Spiral the remaining wire back over the length of wire. This will create the hanger.
  3. Flip the wreath right side up with the hanger at the top. Lay out rows of wood slices to cover the two lower wires of the wreath. The right side of the wreath will not have any floral. Place wood slices as close as possible on the right side covering as much of the metal as possible. On the left side of the wreath some spaces may be left and will be covered with floral. Use hot glue between and under the wood to secure. Lay another layer of wood over the center wire keeping them as close as possible and covering all of the wire on the right side of the wreath. Secure in place with hot glue.
  4. Turn the wreath over. Cut four 1-1/2" x 12" strips of brown felt. Lay felt over the backs of the wood in between the outer wires of the wreath. Start at one end and hot glue the felt to each piece of wood. On the side of the hanger make small slits in the felt to wrap around the hanger points of attachment.
  5. Eucalyptus leaves: Cut 5 single and 2 double stems of leaves. Arrange the stems from the left bottom corner pointing up and over the top and pointing down and around the bottom of the wreath. Hot glue at ends only for now.
  6. Olives and leaves: Pull stems to create 5 separate stems. Each of these may be separated into 2 stems. Intertwine with the Eucalyptus stems. Extend beyond the frame. Reserve one section with olives for the end. Contour wired stems to the frame and glue. The centermost part of the spray will be covered with more. Before adding any additional glue, cut and place the large flowers.
  7. Queen Anne’s Lace: Pull off individual stems. Lay flower heads toward the ends of the greenery.
  8. Mums: Bend stem close to flower head at a 90 degree angle. Cut 2”-3” from the bend.
  9. Hydrangea: Cut the stem close to the flower head.
  10. Locate one Mum on left side of wreath pointing toward the center and one on the bottom left side pointing up. Locate the Hydrangea close to the bottom left corner. This should cover the Mum stems.
  11. Rearrange any of the other smaller stems as desired. Lay large flowers aside and glue stems and leaves.
  12. Glue large flowers in place. Cut off single leaves from Mum stems. Glue a few under the sides of the Mums to break up the color in the left corner.
  13. Place the reserved section of Olives and leaves to wind between the lower Mum and the Hydrangea. Glue the stem in place between the flowers.

Craft Hack Tips and Tricks:

    For a natural arrangement, be selective with locations of hot glue. Intertwine greenery and glue under leaves.

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Brush a thin coat of varnish on one side of each of the wood slices. This will bring out the grain. When finished with the last piece the first pieces coated should be dry. Paint around the outside edges with the brown paint.
  2. Flip the wire wreath right side down. Cut a 2-ft piece of wire. Fold in half and loop over one crossbar on one side. Leave a little slack and attach the other ends of wire to another crossbar on the same side. Spiral the remaining wire back over the length of wire. This will create the hanger.
  3. Flip the wreath right side up with the hanger at the top. Lay out rows of wood slices to cover the two lower wires of the wreath. The right side of the wreath will not have any floral. Place wood slices as close as possible on the right side covering as much of the metal as possible. On the left side of the wreath some spaces may be left and will be covered with floral. Use hot glue between and under the wood to secure. Lay another layer of wood over the center wire keeping them as close as possible and covering all of the wire on the right side of the wreath. Secure in place with hot glue.
  4. Turn the wreath over. Cut four 1-1/2" x 12" strips of brown felt. Lay felt over the backs of the wood in between the outer wires of the wreath. Start at one end and hot glue the felt to each piece of wood. On the side of the hanger make small slits in the felt to wrap around the hanger points of attachment.
  5. Eucalyptus leaves: Cut 5 single and 2 double stems of leaves. Arrange the stems from the left bottom corner pointing up and over the top and pointing down and around the bottom of the wreath. Hot glue at ends only for now.
  6. Olives and leaves: Pull stems to create 5 separate stems. Each of these may be separated into 2 stems. Intertwine with the Eucalyptus stems. Extend beyond the frame. Reserve one section with olives for the end. Contour wired stems to the frame and glue. The centermost part of the spray will be covered with more. Before adding any additional glue, cut and place the large flowers.
  7. Queen Anne’s Lace: Pull off individual stems. Lay flower heads toward the ends of the greenery.
  8. Mums: Bend stem close to flower head at a 90 degree angle. Cut 2”-3” from the bend.
  9. Hydrangea: Cut the stem close to the flower head.
  10. Locate one Mum on left side of wreath pointing toward the center and one on the bottom left side pointing up. Locate the Hydrangea close to the bottom left corner. This should cover the Mum stems.
  11. Rearrange any of the other smaller stems as desired. Lay large flowers aside and glue stems and leaves.
  12. Glue large flowers in place. Cut off single leaves from Mum stems. Glue a few under the sides of the Mums to break up the color in the left corner.
  13. Place the reserved section of Olives and leaves to wind between the lower Mum and the Hydrangea. Glue the stem in place between the flowers.

Craft Hack Tips and Tricks: