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DIY: Un-Wreath Your Inner Flower Child

Being dubbed a “DIY Queen” by friends and family has been one of my greater accomplishments, as far as I’m concerned. The art of arts and crafts has a lot more to it than it seems. Yes, of course, we all enjoyed arts and crafts time in elementary school – but it’s something I still do weekly, and it provides me with some wonderful “me” time.  It’s a hobby that requires a good deal of time and concentration, and as it requires the full usage of my hands, it definitely keeps me off my phone (which is always a win in this day and age.) Plus,  the outcome, if done correctly, can be pretty rewarding.

Now, something I get asked often is how I come up with half the things I make. The answer is a pretty unhelpful, I have no idea. I spend lots of time on Pinterest finding new ideas and making them my own. I also believe that I have a craftswoman mindset – I’m always looking at how things are and deciding how I can make them better. But sometimes, ideas come to me just by looking through my craft supplies.

I keep drawers upon drawers overflowing with supplies so I’m always ready for the next little project. This week, I took a look through my drawers and voila! I found an old embroidery hoop, some flowers, and some string – so here you have it, floral wreaths!

What You’ll Need:

  • Embroidery hoop (any size, I had a mini one which worked fine)
  • Macrame Cord
  • Plastic mini roses
  • Dried Roses
  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors

Step 1: Wrap half of your embroidery hoop with the macrame string using hot glue. You can play around here and wrap less or more, I decided to do exactly half of the circle.

Step 2: Place the mini roses and dried roses wherever you like. I used dried leaves from an old bouquet of roses as a base as you can see in the photos. I glued two dried rose buds to the outside of the hoop. I also added a plastic butterfly I had laying around from an old Halloween costume (butterfly fairy!)

Step 3: Glue the pieces on and wait for them to dry before you hang your new mini wreath!

This little wreath is great to hang or place anywhere. I think it’d be cute hanging in a small garden outdoors, on your front door, or even just placed by your nightstand. It’s a great tiny addition for any flower child’s space! And in just three easy steps!

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