A few weeks ago, my mom and I made a quick fall wreath for under $25. I’ve been wanting to make an orchid wreath for some time, and after seeing these red and orange ones from Michael’s, I knew they’d make a perfect fall wreath. To make your own, simply start with a grapevine wreath:
Then, add a bow. For the life of me, I cannot make bows, so my mom whipped one up for me. Craft stores often have pre-made bows available if you don’t know how to make one yourself.
Using a wire cutter, trim the buds off of the wire vine.
Then, slip the orchids into the wreath as you see fit, leaving gaps in between each bud so you can add the second color next. No glue gun is necessary!
For interest, do the same with another color orchid. These bright yellow and orange ones did the trick.
To add some depth, trim off any of the other buds available on the vines and include them onto the wreath, as well.
Now hang it up and enjoy!
Wreaths are some of the quickest and easiest crafts to make yourself. If you buy pre-made ones in the store or online, you end up paying nearly double, if not triple the amount it’d cost to make one at home. If you’ve never made one yourself, give it a try!
Orchids aren’t traditionally fall-season flowers, but I think these red and orange ones are perfect for this time of year.
Hope you love this wreath as much as I do. Happy Fall!
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