Hello PinkWhen readers! I’m Bethany and I blog at Whistle and Ivy. We have been doing quite a bit of yard work around the house (we bought an older home back in November and the yard was left to grow wild). Something that the Boy has taken great pleasure in is all the sticks! I had a great pile raked up and ready to be hauled away when I decided that I could transform a few of them into some rustic decor. This simple found stick summer wreath was a snap to put together, and only required a few supplies.
What you need to make a Found Stick Summer Wreath:
- 5 sticks, 2 slightly longer than the others
- 4 bunches of flowers (dollar store!)
- Floral Wire
- Hot glue gun
- Hammer and 6 finishing nails
- Length of rope or string
If you need to trim any of your sticks, make sure to do that first. Then, line them up the way you want them to lay. Nailing them together worked best when I did the top three, then the bottom three.
Found Stick Summer Wreath
Next, wire your flowers together. I trimmed about 2 inches off the bottom of each bunch, then wired them together with floral wire.
After the flower bunches are secured together, you can wire them to the stick wreath. While you are wrapping, plug in your glue gun so it will be ready. Wrap the flowers around the middle stick until they’re secure. It will be covered by ribbon later, so don’t worry about making it look neat.
Next, wrap your ribbon around the wire, making sure to cover all of it. Secure it with hot glue.
To make the bow, cut 2 pieces that are the same length.
Fold them both over and secure with hot glue.
Lay one on top of the other and pinch in the middle.
Next, take a short piece of ribbon and fold it half, and glue it around the middle. Glue the bow to the flower bunch with a generous amount of hot glue.
Finish by tying string or rope around the top to hang it from.
Super easy! It definitely fits my rustic house 😉
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