1 small grapevine wreath
1 bunch of wire flowers/buds
beads in complimentary colors
pop can tab ring
tacky glue/E-6000 adhesive
Before we begin, let me just say a word about the grapevine wreath I used. It came as 2 wreaths fastened together, but I really didn't want the double thickness, so I just clipped them apart. (Now I have a spare!)If you would rather use a big wreath, a foam form or some other type of base, go right ahead! I just liked the size and texture of these mini grapevine wreaths.
Now, on to our project.
Using your wire cutters snip the floral stems so that they are about the size to go half way around your wreath. (If they are short or sparse, you may want to use more than one, like I did.) While you have your wire cutters out, go head and clip a piece of floral wire into about 3" pieces.
Wire your floral stems to your wreath using the floral wire to anchor them securely, twisting at the back of your wreath. Now is the time to add that little mushroom bird so that you can define what is the top and bottom of your wreath. If your bird comes on a wire, like mine did, then just use that wire to fasten it to your wreath. If not, use some Tacky Glue and give it 10 minutes to dry.
This next step is actually my favorite part. We're going to glue some beads onto our wreath in a semi-random way. I like to put my beads on a paper plate and my Tacky Glue on a piece of waxed paper that is NOT on the plate. (You don't want all of your beads to roll into the glue.....ask me how I know this.) I use a toothpick, dip it in the glue and then just touch it onto the bead. You really do just need a dot.
In some places, I glued 3 beads close together so they kind of looked like berries. Other places, I just put the bead on singly, sometimes tucking them in between the vines to give some depth to the whole wreath as you can see in this picture:
Let the glued on beads dry for about 10 minutes (the #1 reason I love Tacky Glue....it dries really fast!) and then make a little bow out of your ribbon and glue it on at the bottom near the bird.
I put a little sparkly gem in the center of my ribbon. You could add a button or a bead, or nothing at all if you choose. I just like a little sparkle that does not involve glitter!
To make a super easy hanger, use a pop can tab/ring. I used E-6000 adhesive (it works great on metal) and fastened the pop tab to the back of my wreath:
Let dry about 10 minutes. Cut a piece of ribbon to your desired length and run it through the tab and either glue the ends together or tie it, whichever you choose.
There you have it... a cute mini spring wreath that won't take up too much space on your wall.
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