Hi everyone! I have a fun and new project to show you today that uses new materials and new
techniques. I had the joy of partnering with Hobby Lobby again to bring you this wreath, and I
know you will have as much fun as I did. Sola wood flowers are the star of this piece and I can’t
wait to show you. These wood flowers are gorgeous as-is, but we have taken it one step further
by dyeing the wood. Yes, we are using dye! Stay with me though because I promise it is simple
and completely worth it. This BoHo-inspired wreath is going to look gorgeous on your front door,
in your home, or at any wedding or party; it is totally customizable to your own colors or theme.
All of the materials used in this project are listed below and you will find them all in Hobby
Lobby, so this is a great one-stop-shop project. Not only will I show you this amazing and easy to do project but check out Hobby Lobby’s Sola Wood Flower Project Sheet as well. And if that isn’t enough, head over to their store or website now to get the sola wood flowers for 50% off! Have I convinced you yet? Okay let’s
dive in and get started!
- Grapevine Base
- Sola Wood Flowers
- Rit Dye, Wine Color
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Folk Art Acrylic Paint, Warm Bisque
- Eucalyptus Bush
- Cream & Pink Seed Berry Stem
- Seaweed Bush
- Fabric of your choice (I chose wine, blush pink, and sage green)
- Glue gun
** Note: This project takes more than one day! The dyed flowers MUST sit out to dry **
- Prepare your wood flowers by removing the excess stems and petals that are hanging
down low or sticking out. Leave about an inch of the stem for attaching to the base later.
- Make the dye mixture: Using a 3:1 ratio, pour water into a bowl and then stir in the
vegetable glycerin (e.g. if you use 1.5 cups of water, use .5 cup glycerin). Then stir in as
much of the Rit dye as you want, start with 2-3 Tbsp and add more if you want a deeper
saturation of color.
- Gather the flowers you want to dye and set them face down into the dye mixture, leaving them in for a couple minutes or more. Remember that the longer they stay in the dye, the darker the color. Letting different flowers soak for different lengths of time is a great way to add depth and interest to this wreath!
- Repeat Steps 2-3 with an acrylic paint dye: Using the 3:1 ratio, pour water into a bowl and stir in glycerin. Then use the acrylic paint in the glycerin mixture; I used about two small bottles of paint because the color is less saturated with these compared with the Rit dye. Gather the next set of flowers you want to dye and let them soak in the acrylic mixture. The result of this dye method is more of a beautiful watercolor effect.
- Let the flowers dry for at least one full day (or more) before continuing with the wreath.
- Now the fun begins! Grab the grapevine base (or as I discovered later, Hobby Lobby has great wall decor basket pieces that would make a great base as well) and lay it flat on your workspace to determine where you want the top and bottom. We are going to attach fabric streamers to the bottom portion so find a section along the bottom that has good openings to tie on fabric pieces.
- Cut 1” strips of your fabric(s), about six or seven strips of each color. Attach each strip to the bottom section of the base by folding the strip in half, poke the folded end up through an opening in the base, and then slip the loose ends up through the loop and pull tight. Repeat this process until every strip has been secured to the bottom of the base.
- Take the eucalyptus bush and cut off several stems (make sure to twist around the leaves so that all the front sides are facing out). Weave the ends of each stem into the grapevine at the bottom along the area where the fabric is tied on. We don’t need zip ties here, a little dab of hot glue along some of the leaves and stems will be plenty to secure these leaves. Use as many or as little stems as you want!
- Add in more greenery using the seaweed bush or any other greenery you want. Using the same hot glue technique, tuck seaweed stems into the eucalyptus and use it to add more fullness and depth. Have fun with it!
- Now we get to add our beautiful, hand-dyed flowers. Aren’t they gorgeous?? Okay, I personally prefer working with odd-numbered items when arranging wreaths because I think it brings balance and cohesion. So grab the flowers you want to use (it’s okay to have leftovers– we will always have room for them in other projects) and lay them out first on top of the base to see where you want them to go. Again we will just be using our glue gun to attach these to the wreath, so turn the flower over and put a nice dollop of hot glue on the stem and base of the flower. When you set it on the wreath be sure to hold it for a minute to let the glue set. Repeat the process until you have secured each flower.
- Now that our fabric, greenery, and flowers are all attached, we can grab the cream berry stems and use them as little fillers here and there around the wreath. Tuck the ends in with a little hot glue and that’s it! We’re all done.
This gorgeous wreath is such a unique statement piece for any wedding, party, shower, or in your home. I love all the variety of materials and the colors coming together for a whimsical and romantic piece of decor. The custom sola wood flowers make this one-of-a-kind art and I am so happy I got to share this project with you today.
You can watch the full tutorial on my YouTube Channel: HERE