Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Wreath

After taking down my 4th of July decorations I needed a wreath for my front door and was tired of the everyday one I had already.  I knew I wanted to stick with purple colors to complement my door and match my welcome flag.  After walking around the Dollar Store I decided on a Hawaiian Lei Wreath.

Supplies Needed:
12" Wreath Form (I used a 40% off coupon at local craft store)
5 Leis (from Dollar Store--they had a ton of colors)
Green Floral Wire
Straight Pin

First, I took a lei and cut the string right near the knotted end. 

Then I removed 4 flowers and the plastic spacers between them and retied a knot on the loose end.  Repeat this for all five leis. Next, take a straight pin and pin the knot to the wreath and start wrapping one of the leis. When you get to the end, take another lei and tie that string to the string on the first lei. 

Then, continue wrapping the leis and tying them together until all five are wrapped on the wreath form.  You can fluff and space them to fill in any bare spots.  Next, take green floral wire and cut a piece of it to wrap around a section of the lei in the back and knot into a loop.  This forms a loop to hang the wreath from.   

That's all there is to it - and supplies were under $10 - even better!
Finally, hang on your door.