The holiday season is a time of joy, a time for togetherness – and, let’s be honest – a time for crafting! Thanks to Support Volunteer Judy, we have step by step directions to create a wreath with your loved one.
A renowned artist (see her work here), Judy spent several years in Japan, studying Ikebana (Japanese floral design) and taking part in competitions. On her return to the states, she developed her talent even further – culminating in a 15-year career as a floral designer. We’re grateful to Judy for sharing her expertise.
And now – grab some supplies, turn that hospital table into a craft center and get creative! (This project also makes a wonderful gift if your loved one isn’t up to a full-on-crafting session.)
Cut 9-12 inches of wire and wrap it with the floral tape. Wind it through the grapevine wreath to form a loop for hanging the wreath. Most wreaths already have a rusty wire hanger which you can use if you want.
Cut the focal flower, leaving about an inch of the stem.
Make 6 simple bows out of the #9 ribbon. I tied my bows with gift wrapping ribbon.
Glue the focal flower to the top middle of the wreath. 5. Glue one bow on either side of the flower. 6. Glue the remaining four bows at intervals around the wreath. 7. Cut off some leaves from the bunch of leaves and glue them around the focal flower. I also glued one leaf from the stem of the focal flower at the top of each bow.