Monday, October 5, 2009

DIY: Letters, Part Two / Wedding Wreaths

Well I finally bit the bullet, and decided what I was going to do with the letters I painted.

Remember these?

The original plan was to come up with something that could go on the two front doors of the church.
I decided just hanging the letters with ribbon would be too boring. this is being a little anal so just bear with me... the ribbon would come off the top of the "K" in two places, but only one from the top of the "J" and I know that would have driven me crazy!!

I was at Hobby Lobby for the third time last week and their flowers and wreaths were on sale.  So I picked up two large wreaths, I believe they are either 24 or 28".  (By the way, I busted out my adorable Vera Bradley tape measure I carry around in my purse.)  I needed the inside of the wreath to be larger than 12" to fit my letters.

The wreaths were on sale for $2.99 each and I picked out a shopping cart full of white and green flowers.  I brought it all home with me for the weekend and got to hot gluing.  I forgot how bad hot glue burns hurt.  I'm in the process of healing a blister on my third finger as we speak.  But anyways, here's the nearly finished product.

(click to enlarge)
I still need to hang the letters inside with clear fishing line and make bows to put on the top of the wreaths, but other than that, the flowers are all glued on and secure and I love the way they turned out!

I didn't take any pictures in the process because there really isn't anything to show.  I took the flower heads off of all the stems and just started laying them out around the wreath.  I moved them around until I was happy with the way they looked and then glued them on one-by-one.  The wreaths are mirror replicas of each other.  The J will hang on the left, and the K on the right.

If you're planning on doing this, I would definitely buy some hydrangeas or other small filler flowers along with the larger stems.  They made a huge difference in the outlook of the wreath than if I had just had the big roses, etc.

Price Breakdown:
2 Wreaths (50% off at 5.99) = $5.99
All of the flowers (50% off) = $46.43
TOTAL = $52.42
cost of one wreath = $26.21

This came about by mixing inspiration pictures.  What have you mixed together to make your own?

1 comment:

  1. LOVE these! Such a wonderful idea! Thanks again for sharing!


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