Have you been seeing gorgeous wreaths everywhere too? I just love them. Especially with fresh flowers. I’ve been wanting to play around with them and my Annual Galentine’s Brunch was the perfect chance. It was fairly easy, quick, and made a beautiful statement. Which was great as I threw the rest of the stuff together the night before. I was going for simple this year with some pink. I’m happy to share the tips and tricks for making your own floral wreath.
DIY Floral Wreath Tutorial
I’ve seen beautiful rings on Amazon. Simply gorgeous. But when I saw an old hula hoop in my garage I knew it was waiting to be transformed into a gorgeous floral wreath. First it needed some spray paint. I needed to use white first to prime it. This hula hoop may have begun it’s journey as a Harry Potter Quidditch post from my son’s party. The stripe pattern had to go. After a few coats, as I had to rotate my hula hoop to cover all the sides, it was ready to become gold.
Next I needed some flowers. Personally I love to get my flowers from Trader Joe’s. Their flowers just have character. They don’t look cheap and are usually different. I bought two small bunches of greenery (a must) and some pink mini roses. It cost about $10. Plus I had extra flowers for a centerpiece on my table. (Also I got cookie butter)
Begin with your greenery. Give it a little bend and start arranging it on your wreath. For the first couple pieces I would attach each branch in two place to keep them on my hoop. I cut some floral wire and wrapped it around. I twisted the wires around each other to create a strong base. Then I wrapped them behind.
As I started adding more pieces I was able to tuck in stems to existing wires. Also try to layer new branches over your wire areas to help hide your floral wire. Or you can pull back branches and attach wires behind a large leaf section.
You can see the back of my hula hoop and where I was able to attach my wires. Once your greenery looks good you can add your flowers. Personally I like lots of greenery and just a few flowers. Be mindful of balance as you place your greens on your hoop. You could even just do greenery. Or mix fake and real flowers. I did mine a couple hours before the brunch. It didn’t take long and it helped my wreath look fresh. Keep your flowers in water until you need them so they can stay hydrated.
Doesn’t it look gorgeous? Quick, easy, and feminine. Perfect for a Galentine’s Brunch. Or wedding or shower or party. I’m sure I will continue to make these fun wreaths for future events.
Other decorations included a heart banner made with my Silhouette. And a framed piece of art that said Uteruses before Duderuses. I just love hosting my Galentine’s Brunch. I love being a wife and a mother but it feels so great to have girl time and conversation. I made my favorite homemade Cinnamon Rolls and we had a Waffle Bar of course. (Leslie Knope would insist) And this year I made homemade syrup from Liz on Call. Seriously amazing! By making the even a potluck it takes the stress off for having enough food. Simple. Sweet. And just what I needed.
And if we are being honest (it’s all I know) only one of my girlfriends could make it. But still totally worth it. We had a chance to eat (without kids asking for something) and catch up. Being around wonderful people is good for the soul. I’m so thankful for the amazing women in my life who build and lift me up. I’m trying to take time to foster and nourish those relationships because they are vital to my happiness. I loved visiting with my dear friend over waffles.
So take time today to thank an amazing girlfriend who has been there for you! And if you have chance, grab some waffles and catch up. As women we need each other. And let me tell you that I appreciate the love I get from my readers. Thank you for pinning, commenting, liking, and sharing my content. I appreciate the love and support!
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