So I started with a wreath from Hobby Lobby. The first thing to do when using a fake wreath like this one is to fluff, or straighten the "branches" all in one direction as well as making sure that they are straight. The next thing I did was take some silver mesh ribbon, cut enough to go around the wreath in a circle a little bigger then the wreath and hot glue the ends on some branches tucked inside.
I took the silver mesh ribbon and tucked it in the branches about every 8" or so all around the wreath until I liked how it looked. After it looked good, I then hot glued the tucks in place. Next, I took some silver and red ribbon and tucked it over and across the silver mesh. When it looked right, I then went back and hot glued it in place as well.
I know that the picture below looks like I skipped a whole bunch of steps all at once, but it really isn't. First, I took 3 large poinsettias and placed them in the 3, 6 and 9 'o-clock positions on the wreath and hot glued them as well. I then took some silver ribbon and tied it into a pretty bow. I took the metal horn and attached it firmly to the wreath with wire. I then took the silver bow and hot glued it on top of the wire so it wouldn't show.
Here is a close-up of the poinsettias.
And another view of the wreath along with tools and toys for the kids. Though in a case like this-toys really become tools, since they help keep everyone happy!
And here is the finished wreath. I got so excited with how pretty it was looking that I didn't take any pictures between the above one and the finished product. As you can see, I added a smaller bow on top of the silver one with the same red and silver ribbon that I used to go around the wreath. I also tucked in some berry sprigs on either side of the horn as well as in-between the poinsettias at the bottom. I also tucked in some red leaf things. See them in either side if the horn and underneath the berries and bows? I thought that they really added an elegant touch and complimented the rest of the wreath nicely. After I liked the placement of everything I went back and hot glued it all into place.
It turned out so pretty! I can't wait to see it on my friends front door!
Check back in a few days to see another Christmas wreath creation. Next time it will be a redo wreath for my front door, and it turned out beautiful!
Merry Christmas and Ho-Ho-Ho!