We have been working so much on our indoor spaces that I haven’t given much attention to our front porch and outdoor spaces. We have always lived in townhomes and condos so having a front porch to decorate has been a fun new challenge. After I made the bicycle spring wreath see Unique Spring Wreath. I wanted to make a modern looking wreath that I could put up throughout the summer. I love creating wreaths that are a little unique. This one has a more fresh clean look.
Here are the materials I used:
- Wood hanging wall décor sign (Got this one at Hobby Lobby)
- Wood heart (found at Hobby Lobby wedding section)
- Faux Eucalyptus leaves
- Faux succulent pieces (also from Hobby Lobby)
- Floral tools (pliers, wire cutter)
- Zip ties
- Gorilla Glue (Glue Gun also works if not hanging outside)
- Staple Gun
- Staple Remover
- Craft Glue Spray
Here is how I made it:
Stapled The Hanging Rope
The wall décor sign that I bought had a rope hanger but it was stapled horizontally on the wood and I wanted my wreath to hang vertically. I removed the staples from one side of the rope and re stapled with my staple gun to the top of the wall décor so that it would hang vertically.
Laid Out My Design
Before I started gluing or attaching, I first figured out how I wanted to arrange the flowers and heart center piece. Once I laid it out and arranged how I wanted it to look I took a picture so I had a guide to look at I started cutting and gluing my pieces.
Attached Center Heart
I attached the heart decoration center piece first. I chose the heart as my centerpiece and decorated around it. I used the zip ties and fastened the heart to the wood. I used about two zip ties to secure it.
Glued Corner Eucalyptus Leaves
After I secured the center piece I started with the longer eucalyptus leaves and glued them with the gorilla glue to the diagonal sides of the wreath. I tried stapling them on but that didn’t work because the stems were too thick. The glue didn’t dry right away so I used one zip tie on each piece to secure them. In hindsight I should have sanded the wood wall décor piece so that the glue stuck better before I started. The wood sign had a finish on it that made the glue not stick as well.
Attached Leaf Filler
I trimmed some of the eucalyptus leaves to make shorter pieces to be the leaf filler with the floral tool pliers. We used the leaf filler to outline the heart center piece and give it more definition because it kind of blended in. We filled in the gaps as we saw them with the leaf filler.
Added Colorful Succulents
I found colorful succulent pieces that were not too heavy and trimmed the tips with the floral tool wire cutters. I liked the look of the larger succulent pieces but some of them were too heavy and I was worried they wouldn’t stay on so I found ones that were a little lighter at Hobby Lobby and trimmed them down to lessen the weight. I used the gorilla glue to secure them and placed one in the bottom right and top left of the wood heart.
Sprayed Craft Glue
I took the craft glue spray and went through and sprayed the pieces connected to the wood for extra security.
Here is how I turned out