This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hobby Lobby. All opinions are 100% mine.
To say that this is one of my favorite projects ever would be an understatement. I know I say that a lot, but this time it’s true! In my 6+ years of professional wreath-making and crafting, this wedding bouquet wreath is definitely in my top 5. Hobby Lobby makes it easy, plain and simple. Their florals are to die for and they are my go-to place to get the most realistic florals. And, let’s be honest, if you’re a bride on a budget, you want your flowers to look as real as possible, am I right? What is also exciting about this project is that it is multifunctional; I intentionally designed the wreath to serve as the bridal bouquet for the wedding, and then to hang as a wreath in the home afterwards. It is so romantic in appearance and would be perfect for a bedroom. My friend Amanda, who happens to be a top wedding designer in my area, approved these florals– they are trending all over the top weddings these days!
- – 14” Steel Frame
- – His and Hers Bleached Twine
- – Floral Foam Block
- – 2 Dried Palm Spear Picks
- – 2 Hare’s Tail Picks
- – Beige Pampas Grass Stem
- – White Fern Branch
- – Ruscus Bush
- – Taupe Cosmo Spray
- – 3 Taupe Rose Stems
- – 3 Cream Ranunculus Stem
- – Eucalyptus Leaf Bush
- – SureBonder Glue Skillet
- – Glue Gun
- – Felt
- – Zip Ties
- – Wire and Floral Pins
1. Let’s start with the steel wire frame. The bleached twine wraps around the wire, all the way around the frame to create the base of your wreath. It’s a bit of a lengthy task, but it is straightforward and the outcome is worth it.
2. Optional: This step isn’t necessary, it just depends on personal preference for your overall bouquet. If you want the bouquet to follow along the steel frame only for a minimalist look, then skip this step. I wanted my bouquet to be more full and to fill in the circle a bit, so if you want that same look, then you’ll need to do this step. Take the foam block and cut it in half so that you have two pieces. (It doesn’t need to be exact, it will just serve as the base for our flowers and will be covered up.) Attach each piece to the frame at the bottom (I positioned my two pieces at the 6 o’clock and 8 o’clock positions) with some glue, then wrap the wire around the foam and base to secure it. Add more glue to the foam along the frame and over the wire to make sure it won’t move, you can even add floral pins to keep the foam pieces locked in. This will not be pretty and that’s okay! We won’t see it when it’s all done.
3. Here comes the fun part… the greenery and florals. Deconstruct all the bushes and stems down to individual pieces. This allows us to get the most out of our materials and be more creative. Begin with the greenery to create a foundation for the flowers later. Remember to keep it balanced on both sides; whatever greenery you put on the left, put it also on the right, filling it in as you go along. Then repeat the process with pampas grass and dried palm spear picks. I placed my picks directly opposite each other, each going outwards in the direction of the greenery and pampas grass. Dip the pick ends into the glue pot to secure them to the foam.
4. Add the florals! Flowers, ferns, hare tails galore. Stick them in wherever you want, it is that simple.
5. Cut a piece of felt to the size and shape of the wire frame, we will use it to cover the back of the wreath and hide all the foam, wires, and glue. Start by securing the bottom edge of the felt to the bottom edge of the frame with hot glue. Once the bottom is secured, you can use scissors to trim the felt down so that it cannot be seen from the front. Use hot glue to attach it to the backside of the foam and greenery.
Whether you want to carry this down the aisle, use it for wedding decor, hang it in your home, or all of the above, this wreath is sure to be a beautiful addition. Big thanks to Hobby Lobby for making crafting and wedding planning so much easier and budget-friendly!
You can watch the full video on YouTube: HERE