Join straw wreaths with twine and add floral accents to make a big design statement.
Finished size: 30" diameter Wreath
Skill: 1 Time: 1 Cost: 2
You will need:
• Six 10" diameter straw wreaths*
• Five 8" diameter straw wreaths*
• Three 30" stems, artificial grass with seeds
• Three 30" stems, artificial grass without seeds
• One hydrangea bush
• 7 7/8" floral foam half ball*
• 7 yds. sisal twine
• 1/2 pkg. Spanish moss*
• Foam cutter*
• Floral cutter
• Approx. 15 flower picks
• Tacky glue*
*The following products were used for this project: FloraCraft Straw Wreaths, STYROFOAM Half Ball, Spanish Moss and Design It: Foam Cutter • Elmer's Craft Bond Tacky Glue.
Note: For product information, see end of article.
STEP 1: Arrange wreaths & tie. Remove plastic from wreaths, taking care not to cut clear filament binding around wreaths. Place all 10" wreaths in circle on table. Use 8" lengths of twine to tie wreaths together (Photo A). To make tight knots, have a helper hold twine in place as you tie. Make a second knot to firmly secure. In same way, arrange and tie small wreaths into a circle.
STEP 2: Stack wreath circles & tie. Place small wreath circle onto large wreath circle. Position, staggering wreaths as shown. Use 12" lengths of twine to bind layers in at least five places where the wreaths are in contact (Photo B).
STEP 3: Trim & insert foam. Use foam cutter to trim edges of foam until foam fits firmly down in middle opening (Photo C). If needed, secure with glue and let dry.
STEP 4: Insert grass. Working between wreath layers, insert grass stems (alternating pattern with two types of grass stems) into bottom of foam, allowing stems to fan out underneath small wreaths and on top of large wreaths (Photo D). Continue around foam until all grass stems have been inserted.
STEP 5: Add moss & hydrangea bush. Drizzle glue on top of foam and attach moss above and below wreaths until foam is completely covered. Use floral cutter to trim hydrangea bush into sections. Insert floral picks into hydrangea sections. Insert into foam, covering foam completely.
Elmer's Products, Inc.