- Mrs. Deviled Egg
- 9 years ago
Our ceremony room has two sets of double doors at the entrance. These doors are huge, heavy, dark wood doors that need a little femininity to make them a little more wedding-friendly.
Remember my unity candle floral arrangement? Well, I took the flowers I had left over from that project, along with some other flowers I bought last summer when the spring flowers were all on clearance at Jo-Ann’s and Michaels, and attached them with a glue gun to a grapevine wreath. Here is the final result:
(Please excuse the little pieces of flower stems and wreath all over my floor. This project got a little messy and I’m a carpet crafter. I vacuumed when I was finished with everything, promise!) I ended up making four wreaths in total—one for each of the doors. Now I need to find some clear or brass over-the-door wreath hangers so they will be securely displayed. I’m kicking myself for not picking these up when I saw them on clearance after Christmas. They are proving to be quite difficult to find this time of year.
My apologies for not taking pictures as I went along. I guess I just was in the zone, and once I started, I didn’t get up off the floor for anything until they were all complete.
Making all of these wreaths was very easy. You need a grapevine wreath for the base (find them for super cheap at craft stores), coordinating flowers, wire cutters and a glue gun.
I started by removing the flower heads from their stems (they just popped right off!) and then cut the leaves off of the stems with the wire cutters, since they had wire supports. I laid out the flowers on the wreath until I got them arranged in a way that was visually appealing to me, and then attached them with hot glue.
VERY IMPORTANT—USE A LOW-TEMP GLUE GUN! Your fingers will most likely touch the glue on this project, so don’t burn them with a high-temp gun! That’s a big ouchie!
Once I had the flowers attached, I added leaves to the arrangement by gluing them all around the flowers. To get rid of the strings left behind by the hot glue, I just zapped them with my heat tool. (The kind you would use for embossing). A hair dryer on a high temperature will do the same thing. Those little glue strings shrivel right up and disappear when exposed to the heat.
TA DA! There you have it—a very easy DIY project that can make a big decorative impact at your wedding. And for a bonus, you can hang a wreath in your home as a wedding memento to enjoy year round.
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