I love the colors that surround Valentine's Day. I honestly love it more than Christmas decor. All the pinks, reds, purples, mixed with a bit of white or cream, is just a lovely palette. While I love this scheme, I discovered I didn't have a lot of decorations for Valentine's. I have the place mats for the table, a flag for outside, and a little wooden decoration for the mantle, but that was it. So I decided to make a wreath. After making it I was thumbing through a catalog, and saw something very similar for $20.00, mine was only $5.00.
The process is very simple and can be adapted to any holiday or color scheme. When I worked at a florist, I learned a really easy way to make a beautiful impact with florals is to use one type of flower in abundance. That is what I did with this wreath. I used roses in three different colors and it turned out really sweet. The wreath can be hung by adding a simple ribbon loop, or just lay it flat on a table with a candle for a marvelous centerpiece. Here's how I did it:
supplies (all purchased from a dollar store)
1 foam wreath
4 to 5 bushes of roses
12 inch piece of coordinating ribbon
1 florist pin
- Cut all the roses from the bush leaving a 3 inch stem
- In a random pattern insert roses into the foam wreath close together, you don't want to see any gaps in the flowers. Mix up the colors to give a random look.
- Cut a 12 inch piece of ribbon and tie a knot in the bottom to form a loop. Using a florist pin insert the pin into the wreath at the top, pinning the ribbon in place as a hanger.
- If you want to use it as a centerpiece then omit the hanger and lay the wreath flat on a table placing a candle with a hurricane in the middle of the wreath.
|cut roses off the bushes and insert into foam|
|coordinating ribbon for hanger|
|shown as a wreath|
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