How-To Make a Fall Floral Wreath

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How-To Make a Fall Floral Wreath

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  • Metal, foam, and/or grapevine wreath base(s)
  • Floral greens
  • Fall floral flowers; such as: mums, button mums, scabiosa pods, etc.

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    Accent your entry with autumn colors and textures. Craft wreaths from fresh flowers, dried grasses, twigs, and a range of other floral supplies available at your Hy-Vee Floral Department.

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    1. Choose the Right Base
      The Hy-Vee Floral Department offers metal, foam, and grapevine wreath bases. We used an 18-inch grapevine base for the fresh Fall Florals wreath. 

    2. Place A Layer of Greens
      Clip top sections of greens (Italian ruscus and pepperberries), then insert stems into grapevine base. Space them out for a light, wispy look.

    3. Add Flowers, Berries and Moss
      Cut mums and other florals, leaving stems 1-1/2 to 2-inches long. Place the larger flowers into wreath first for desired spacing, then fill in with smaller flowers (button mums and scabiosa pods), and berries. Use a hot glue gun to attach the moss and florals with shorter stems. Fill out with additional greens as needed. 

    4. Yellow Dot Wreath
      This 26-inch wreath has definite artistic flare. Make 24 bundles of 8-inch twigs, each with 10 to 12 twigs. Wrap ends in craft-paper-covered floral wire. Layer bundles onto an 8-inch metal ring at a slight angle, securing with the floral wire. Cut Billy Balls (Craspedia) to 10-inch lengths and poke into wreath. Use extra twigs to fill in and cover floral wire. Place fall leaves around inner portion of wreath and secure with hot glue. Trim ends of twigs to uniform circular shape. 

    5. White on White Wreath
      Featuring dried grasses, this 28-inch wreath will have a lasting presence if kept dry. Cut grasses into about 8-inch lengths and insert into an Oasis floral foam ring. Starting with the larger pampas grass, insert each stem at a slight angle. Leave space between to add alternating layers of feathery and wheat-type grasses. Cut shorter pieces to cover the base and finish with bunny tails for added texture. When wreath is assembled, trim longer grasses as needed.