Saturday, June 19, 2010

Woodsy-Chic Moss Wreath {Tutorial}


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Today I wanted to share this fun Woodsy-Chic wreath with you. This is a simple way to customize a basic grapevine wreath to give it a unique high end look.
Materials Needed
  • 12” grapevine wreath
  • any type of loose vine
  • moss
  • your choice of silk flowers (approx. 9 stems)
  • greenery of your choice
  • hot glue
  • florist’s wire
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Start with a 12” grapevine wreath base.  Then take 3-5 pieces of grapevine in various lengths.  I used vine from my gpa’s grape trellis, you could use other types of vine as well.  Simply stick one end of the vine into the wreath and then wrap around and insert the other end.  The tension helps keep in secure, but you could also use glue or wire.  Wrapping them around at different angles gives you the  great 3D effect.  There is no right or wrong, just play with it until you get your desired look.
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Next take moss of your choice and wrap or stick in evenly throughout the wreath.  I used moss ribbon along with loose moss and attached it with wire and hot glue.  Next take your flowers ( I used mini Camellia flowers) and insert them into the wreath with hot glue.  Cut them at varying lengths to achieve all the dimension that makes this wreath so fun.  You can also bend the wire stems to move the flower where you want it.  If you are using different colors place them around the wreath in a way that is pleasing to the eye.  You don’t want to get a look that is too uniform or patterned, but you do want to achieve balance.  Next add in some greenery stems to give some more texture.*Use bits of moss to cover any glue or unsightly stems.
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Although this wreath doesn’t have a ton of foliage, it does have a lot of texture and movement.  It has a very airy feel….this along with the mix of rustic and elegant elements gives it the uniqueness I was after.  A wreath this size makes a great accent piece to add to your table tops or hung over a mirror or on a shelf.  This gives an unexpected element to your home decor.
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There are so many different options for this type of wreath.  Add your own special touch to make it your own. Happy Creating!! :)
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6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love it!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  2. Ooh, this is cute! Thanks for the directions, have most of the items in my potting shed. Happy week!

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  3. ur amazing.....i bet u already knew that...hehe

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  4. Always pretty things here...so glad you are going to stop by the party this week. I have had fun reading everybody's faves and look forward to seeing what's in your bag.

    -Rene

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