By now, even Captain Obvious knows how much I love flowers. There’s something very fresh about having them around regularly that keeps our home feeling upbeat and lively. Although, I prefer real flowers over silk, I still find that I can incorporate them into certain projects!
Spring is an ideal time to play around with silk flowers! Although we’re really excited about our blooms coming back, you can’t beat the flexibility that comes with using silk. Every spring I look forward to making a little wreath. Sometimes, I’ll use it inside the home, so that we can appreciate the creation. This year however, I decided to something pretty to adorn my front door, seeing as that’s a section of our home that lacks some love until the holidays come around.
My goal was to make something pretty, but a little different. Upon walking into Michael’s last week, I spotted this faux craft paper bouquet with pink roses. The vision was pretty clear and I just needed the appropriate flowers to execute it.
I know many wreaths are glued together in the end. I prefer not to, primarily because if I decide to change up the flowers or use them for something else mid season, I have the ability to do so. Which is why this 16′ wreath with the wiring was SUCH a time saver! If you mess up along the way, it’s quite easy to take it all apart and start over.
The pink bouquet took up a good chunk of the left side of the wreath, therefore that part was covered. I purchased 3 Hydrangea stems and placed them equally apart around the rest of the wreath border. They took up a good amount of room, still allowing me to play with a few other colorful silk flowers.
I bought 4 Ranunculus stems (2 in a hot pink hue, and the other 2 in a white with a subtle pink border) and tied them around. Lastly, I bought one bunch of mini Berries for a fun and unexpected pop of purple and 3 mini Succulents. Have you caught on to the fact that I do things in sets of 3? It’s my lucky number and I’ve been doing it for years (it’s not even intentional, just automatic!)
I removed the leaves off the Hydrangeas, so that I could play around with placing them all around the wreath. That added more bulk and color throughout.
I was really amazed at how real the silk flowers looked! Michael’s had 40% off all spring decor making it perfect timing to get my shopping on!
Later in the week, I did a little Target run and spotted these beautiful gray rain boots! Because I wasn’t entirely happy with the peonies Michael’s had, I walked into JoAnn’s and there they were! More beautiful than ever! I purchased 2 leafy bunches and one Peony stem and voila!
I placed the leafy greens inside the boots along with the peony and it became a really pretty decorating against my bland white front door. It rains a bunch in Florida, which is how I tricked myself in to getting these boots in the first place.
I may or may not have to go back for a few more Peonies!
These fakies look fantastic and give the real ones a run for their money! Both Michael’s and Joann’s had a beautiful selection and picking them out was fun- and an entire hour! The amount spent totaled a dollar less than the wreaths that were pre-made. Not only was that a bonus, but making it myself was the best part.