As much as I loved having Cookie Monster on our door, adulthood beckoned. We needed a fresh new look for spring, and I’d been lusting over some hydrangea wreaths on Etsy and Pottery Barn. I was excited to try my own!
I’ve listed out my steps below. A note about the monogram: Once I finished arranging the flowers around the wreath, it felt too plain. I considered adding a cornflower-blue ribbon, burlap ribbon or a few artificial butterflies. I ended up going with the “A” because I already had it from my fall wreath. It was easy enough to pull off and repurpose, and it also saved me a few bucks from buying something new. I had to get a little creative to suspend the “A,” and you can see my solution below.
- 1 Wire wreath frame of your desired size (I used 18″)
- 10ft Green floral wire, cut into 3″ pieces
- Faux hydrangeas (It’s so hard to guess how many to get, and you always need more than you think! In the store, lay the flowers around the wreath so you’re sure you have enough material to fill the frame.)
- Faux leaves (optional)
- White monogram letter
- Lay the flowers where you want them around the wreath frame. This saves time later when trying to make the sections consistent in size, fullness and color.
- Wrap the floral wire pieces, one at a time, through the center of the faux hydrangea and around the wire frame. Twist the ends tightly to secure the flowers to the frame.
- Once you’ve secured all the flowers to the frame, flip it over and adjust your flowers from the front side.
- Add some faux leaves throughout the wreath for extra dimension. Attach with floral wire or simply tuck in between the hydrangeas.
- Attach your monogram letter to the frame using drinking straws. Tape the straw to the backside of the letter, then weave the other end of the straw through the wire wreath prongs. The number of straws/attachment points will vary based the shape of your letter.
- Hang and enjoy!