I saw this wreath in an old Country Sampler
magazine a long time ago and made it.
It was high time for some new eucalyptus
and in need of a good dust off,
so I decided to blog about this wreath re-do. . .
First... hats off to those of you who are darned
good at doing these tutorials. I did forget to snap a few pics!
Please refer to the picture during directions.
18" grapevine wreath
Eucalyptus, several pieces, various lengths
Moss of your choice
Raffia for bow
Faux Apples, 3 or 4
Extra little berry strands, if desired
Cattails, if desired
(the wreath in the magazine did not have the
small berries or the cattails, those were my additions)
Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Heavy duty scissors
Before beginning, decide your design area:
I liked the side view design of the wreath,
as was in the magazine,
but this can easily be adapted into a
bottom style or topper style wreath.
(1) Begin (not pictured - so sorry!) by
spreading out newspaper and place wreath on it.
According to your design area, randomly drizzle hot glue
and set your moss, letting it stick where it may -
you'll go back later and fill in gap areas.
(2) Add Garland - I bought a cheap one at the dollor store;
snip off the end pieces and any extra plastic.
Fold it in half, and twist it a couple times, for extra fullness;
Situate onto the now moss covered area;
Glue in place.
Note: this is where it is helpful to continue
with the wreath on a wall or door hanger, due
to the 3 D - ish way to add the remaining items.
(3) Add raffia bow - decide where you want it
and glue it in place. This picture was taken after the fact.
(4) Add your Apples, setting them at random angles.
I did not use any type of wooden dowel/toothpick to help
hold them, as they are light weight,
but do so if you like. You will need to hold it in place
for a minute or two.
(5) Add in Eucalyptus - I like the "spike-y" effect
And this is where you decide to place where and
how many pieces you want to add. Do pull
off the bottom two rows of leaves; this is
where you'll add the hot glue and push into the wreath.
(6) Add in your berry strands, as directed above.
(7) Likewise with the cattails.
(8) Fashion a hanging ring with floral wire, if
not putting on a door hanger.
Lastly, stand back and find those "holes" or
"too obvious" glue globs, and cover them with the
moss - watch those fingers and hot glue - ouch!
Happy Crafting, Y'all
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