I cannot tell you how happy I am that this is the last entry of the paper flower wreath tutorial. I was slowly losing enthusiasm as the week went by. I must say, although long and dragged out, I am very pleased with the way it all came together.
I used a doubled piece of floral wire to form a hanger for the wreath. Two small holes were made in the wreath base with the point of a scissors and the wire was fed through and twisted off in the front of the wreath. The flowers will cover the unsightliness of the wire.
This is what the wire on the back of the wreath looks like. I gave it a couple of twists to form a loop that will be used for hanging.
Because the rosettes are pretty flat, I decided to use paper spacers to slightly lift it from the wreath base. I cut strips of paper measuring 3/8" x 17" and rolled each of them tightly, adding glue as I went along. I glued a paper circle to the backside of each rosette before gluing on the spacer.
Begin by arranging the anchor flowers evenly on the wreath base. Apply hot glue to the base of each spacer and glue the rosettes in place.
Fill in with both medium and filler flowers. Hot glue in place.
The combination of colors and textures of the flowers worked out well for this wreath.
It was fun to make but I am glad that it is finally finished.
Please leave me a message in the comment section of this post if you made this wreath. I would love to link.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone. Happy Fourth!