But good news, I pulled things together today and made a fun little St. Patrick's Day wreath. I made it with things I mostly had on hand. I did buy some floral wire, however, it could be made without it.
Simple paper rosettes. If you have never made them before (like me), they are simple. Cut out circles--I used just two different sizes. Then cut them into spirals. You can cut them a little wavy to add a little more dimension if you would like. I did this on about half of them.
Then, roll the circle starting with the outside. **The side you want to show should be rolled toward the inside. I played around and rolled some tighter and some looser. I wanted them to all look a little different.
Now, I wanted to be able to reuse my wreath, so instead of just hot-gluing my flowers right to the wreath, I glued a small piece of brown floral wire to each flower. Once they were wrapped, I let go and they loosen up a bit. I then put a dab of hot-glue to the bottom flap of paper and pressed the flower down to hold it in place. Really easy--I even had my 4-year-old making flowers.
Then I simply wrapped the wired flowers around my wreath until it was full of flowers. Once I finished, I decided it needed a little something else. So, I printed a cute little "lucky" card, inked the edges, mounted it onto some cardstock and cardboard (just to make it a little sturdier). I then glued it to a "v" piece of wire and attached it to the wreath. Yay.
Kind of fun. What do you think?