Author: Shadow Lawn Staff
You could take one of two routes to plan your wedding door wreath. The first involves asking your friends for recommendations, interviewing the candidates who have gotten their approval, and picking the person that provides you the best service at the most affordable price.
The second route includes learning how to make a wedding door wreath on your own. It involves more brainstorming than the first option. You might have to take more responsibility on your shoulders as well. But the beauty and appeal of the final garland will be worth all the hassle.
Before you make a wedding door wreath
Here’s what you need to do:
Select the right type of flowers
Since your wedding day comes only once in life, we recommend that you spoil yourself by preferring fresh flowers over artificial ones. Visit your local florist and get the flowers you need. If there isn’t one near you, go to your local wholesale flower market. Here’s why we recommend you take the latter option.
Wholesale flower sellers charge fewer prices for their products than florists and have a bigger selection available. You can, therefore, get flowers that will make the best day of your life all the more special. And you won’t have to break the bank to have that experience.
Crucial Tip: If you or anyone in your household have seasonal allergies, you might want to prefer faux flowers over real ones. They also last longer than the real ones.
Select the right ingredients
Assuming that you’re going to select natural flowers, the amount of flowers you need depends on the type of the ones you may end up choosing. For instance, while you need a bucket load of finer greens like rosemary to fill a wreath, a few boughs of fir will do the same job.
You won’t have to answer this question if you’re going to purchase your flowers from a wholesale seller. They will tell you the pros and cons of each type. What they might not tell you, however, is all the ingredients that you can use to pick a wreath. We’re going to do that here.
Here are some of our favorite natural flowers to make a wreath:
|– Noble or Silver Fir||– Pine||– Cedar||– Juniper|
|– Boxwood||– Laurel||– Dusty Miller||– Eucalyptus|
|– Seeded Eucalyptus||– Hawthorn||– Beauty Berry||– Hex|
|– Seed Pods and Cones||– Rose Hips||– Pine Cones||– Huckleberry|
Making a wedding door wreath
Before following the below-mentioned steps to make a wedding door wreath, make sure you go through this video. It includes almost everything that you’ll find in written form below. You can therefore count on it to make this guide easy to understand.
What you’ll need?
- Embroidery hoop
- Artificial/natural branches
- Artificial/natural flowers
- 1 main flower
- Floral wire
- Filler flowers
- Glue gun and hot glue
- Flat table
Step-by-Step Guide for Making a wedding door wreath
If you want more guides, WCMA Window & Door could help you.
Step 1: Place the supplies in front of you
Start by cleaning your workstation of any distractions and placing everything in the list of supplies on the working table. This will allow you to make sure that you have got all the items needed to make a wedding door wreath.
Step 2: Cut and arrange your flowers
You’re going to remove any unnecessary leaves (if your flowers are fake) or wilted leaves (if they are real) with the help of pliers. Cut any extra-long and branchy stems down. Then place all your items on the table in a manner in which you’d want your ideal wreath to look.
Step 3: Attach branches to the hoop
Use hot glue and glue gun to attach the arranged branches to the embroidery hoop. There are myriad ways of doing that. But if you want to create the same look that you see in the video, make sure you concentrate the branches in the lower left quadrant of the hoop.
You might also want to point the branches downward, to the hoop’s centerline. It will allow the floral to follow the curve of the hoop and drape downwards. Use a wire and crisscross the branches using it if you feel that the hot glue and glue gun aren’t holding the branches the way exactly you want them to.
Step 4: Attach flowers to the hoop
Once you’re done attaching the branches to the embroidery hoop – and are sure that they won’t go down if left unattended, turn your attention to flowers. Use hot glue and glue gun to attach the flowers to the top-right section of the hoop. Strengthen the connection using a wire.
Step 5: Place the filler flowers
By now you’d have the branches covering the lower end of the hoop and the flowers decorating the upper one. There will be spots where the concentration of flowers won’t be that much. Fill these spots by wiring smaller, filler flowers into them.
Avoid wiring the entire filler flower into the sparse spot. Just wrap the stem. You may use hot glue and glue gun if you feel that the flowers aren’t sticking.
Step 6: Add the final flower
Take the main flower and wire it onto the hoop. You can install it on the side if you intend to add a bit of personality to your wreath. Or you can play around with the placement of the final flower to reach the layout that you like best.
Final Step: Attach ribbon
Give the flowers at least an hour for the glue to dry. Then, tie a ribbon at the top of the wreath and use it to hang the wedding wreath on your door.
Instead of dishing out your hard-earned money on a pre-made wedding door wreath, you can follow the abovementioned instructions to make one yourself. The entire process won’t take more than an hour of your time but will create memories that will last a lifetime.