My brides are typically creative individuals. They have a tinge to become involved in the creation of their stationery and wedding day accessories, which makes the sentiments that much sweeter for me. I love a good DIYer and this project is definitely a fun one for that inner creative.
YOU WILL NEED
-two wicker wreathes (these are 8" in diameter)
-preserved florals (artificial florals are fine as well)
-ribbon of your choice
-paper, a pencil, watercolor, & scissors
Lightly draw out your "his" and "her" in pencil. Feel free to write mr. and mrs., bride and groom, etc.
Lightly erase away most of your word, leaving a faint outline. We don't want pencil marks coming through our watercolor.
With the color of your choice (or paint medium of your choice), draw over your outlined word your chosen titles.
Roughly trace your wreath on top of your paper, then cut out and set aside.
It's time to make your wreath! I used preserved seeded eucalyptus and preserved lavender. I love the way it smells and definitely love the way it lasts. Simply cut 4-6" stems and insert to the fullness you desire.
Preserved Greenery: Nettleton Hollow
This is the step where we will fasten the names to the back of the wreath.
Place the wreath on top of your name titles and center them up how you'd like them to show. Take your pencil and lightly mark the left, right, and top. Think of it as you're marking the 9:00, 12:00, and 3:00 o'clock position.
We will use these markers to fasten the paper to the wreath and for the ribbon hanger.
At your 9:00 & 3:00 o'clock marks, hole punch a single hole. At your 12:00 o'clock mark, hole punch two holes side by side.
Thread your ribbon through as shown below. Your top ribbon can be the length you desire.
After you thread your ribbons through your paper, simply thread them through the wicker wreath to fasten your sides. It may be a good idea to loop your hanger ribbon at the top through the wreath as well to relive some of the weight from the paper and further fasten the paper to the wreath.
...AND THAT'S A WREATH, I MEAN WRAP.
This project cost me less than $20 and took me about 15 minutes each to complete. This could easily be done for a bridal shower setting chart, a birthday party, or of course the bride and groom's chairs on the big day. It's a super fun project and I hope you enjoy!