A new session of After School Enrichment started and I’m so excited to be teaching two classes. One is called Creative Minds for 3rd to 5th graders. Last week, we made Fall wreaths inspired by one hanging at my local Michael’s.
Here’s what you need and how to make your own.
Foam wreath form, whatever size you want
Burlap, we measured 6 feet of burlap for each form
Coiled Wire, used to secure floral spray before gluing
Wire Cutters, we used two sizes, one to trim the floral sprays and one to trim the coiled wire
Hot Glue Gun
Floral Decorations, we used colored beads, leaves and floral sprays (leaves with fruit and berries)
Twine, knotted and looped for hanging
1. Unroll burlap and guesstimate how much you will need to cover your wreath form.
2. Wrap burlap around wreath form, tucking ends in on what will be the back of your wreath, hot glue ends.
3. The floral sprays had long stems so I cut the ends off with a large wire cutter.
4. Use coiled wire to secure floral spray to burlap covered wreath form. We used a fairly long piece of coiled wire, wrapping it around spray stem in a criss-cross fashion and twisting in back of wreath.
5. Hot glue floral spray to wreath: We glued the spot where the coiled wired secured the floral spray and also under the leaves so they would lay flat.
5. Hot glue colored beads and individual leaves.
6. Tie ribbon and glue if needed.
7. Find the top of the wreath and create a hanging loop with twine.