Gardening Ideas forum: Quick Made *Wreaths* for the Season and upcoming Season:

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Name: Teresa
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TsFlowers
Nov 21, 2017 11:58 AM CST
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Please keep in mind that the wreath in the photo was *extremely* quick made; and besides that, probably four (4) years ago. So it has become dull and dusty and in need of pitching out. But it was my intention to share last year, and I just didn't feel I had the time.

What you would need:

Straw Wreath base, whichever size you choose.
Large Bag(s) of dried potpourri (one for a small wreath base and two for a large)
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Tweezers (optional)
Ribbon
Your Own Dried Garden Flowers (optional)

You can quickly glue all the pieces in the potpourri bag to the wreath base including the sides (inside and outside). Add your own dried garden flowers. [Occasionally I use some old long tweezers to place pieces on the wreath to keep from getting hot-glue burned. But I've also found that sometimes the piece ends up sticking to the tweezers.].

Add the ribbon, and a bow too if you want.

The bags of potpourri used to come in many colors, including orange, blue and burgundy-red, and a nice fragrance too.

With the wreath in the photo being extremely quick made, I didn't get it *filled in* really well. I always have lots of Nigella pods which work great and some dried statice too. As well as cockscomb/celosia; and zinnias and dahlias even dry.
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Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Nov 21, 2017 9:09 PM CST
Teresa,

Thanks for sharing this great idea! Your wreath may be 4 years old but it sure is pretty! Lovey dubby

I wouldn't throw it out; if it's a bit dusty maybe you could use a blow dryer on the cool setting to blow the dust off? If you are making a new one and don't want that one anymore, consider donating it to an elderly neighbor or a senior living facility ... I know someone would just love to have that pretty wreath hanging on their door or wall!

I really love this idea; I have a few bags of potpourii around here somewhere as well as ribbon so I think I'm going to look for those straw wreaths when I'm out shopping next week!


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Name: Teresa
Indiana (Zone 5b)
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TsFlowers
Nov 22, 2017 6:46 AM CST
Lin, if you get one made. hope to see photos!
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
Name: Teresa
Indiana (Zone 5b)
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TsFlowers
Nov 22, 2017 6:50 AM CST
Also, for the thrifty shopper who purchases clearance items at the end up the season:

These probably also could be made of small Christmas bows; and/or a combination of smaller Christmas bulbs that hang on the tree with the ribbon being garland. Just a thought, though I've never tried it.

. . . if you can't have a tree; have a wreath.
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
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Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Nov 22, 2017 8:27 AM CST
Teresa, if I ever get around to making one I will definitely share photos. I've used the premade grapevine wreath forms many times over the years (as well as a few different vines that I've formed into a wreath shape) and I wire on silk flowers, birds, small birdhouses, seashells and starfish, live tillandsia plants, ribbon (garland) and bows, etc. whatever the theme or season, wreaths are fun to make ... but I've never tried gluing to a straw wreath and I love the idea of completely covering one with potpourii and then adding little extra's like ribbon garland, etc. so I'm definitely going to look for a straw wreath to try my hand at it!
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Name: Teresa
Indiana (Zone 5b)
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TsFlowers
Nov 22, 2017 12:42 PM CST
I present to you Lin, (3) 'round tuit'(s): Thumb of 2017-11-22/TsFlowers/2738e6

So you can use them whenever you get around to it.

I know many are very busy with Thanksgiving tomorrow and making plans (and doing), or traveling, but the nice thing about a 'round tuit' is that you can use it/them, any time you get around to it.

Smiling

. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Nov 27, 2017 9:30 PM CST
Very nice!
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