Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

easy farmhouse wreath

Give friends and family a warm welcome with this easy farmhouse wreath! We’ll show you how to take the elements of modern farmhouse style – a simple, vintage design, soft, classic flowers and natural fibers, like cotton and jute – to create a classic piece of décor for your front door!
Step 1
First, take a look at the back of your letter and you’ll see some little nail heads peeking out. Use a pair of floral pliers to partially pull the nails out. Don’t remove them completely -- you’ll use them to attach the letter to your wreath in Step 10. 
Step 2
Next, paint your letter with Fresh Olive acrylic paint. Let the paint dry completely, then add one more coat, making sure you touch up any area that’s not completely covered. Set your letter aside to dry while you cover the wreath form with mesh. 
Step 3
Time to wrap your wreath! Count out about 20 chenille pipe cleaners and cut each one in half. 
Step 4
Grab the end of your mesh (leaving it attached to its roll) and give it a twist. Then, use one half of a chenille pipe cleaner to wire it onto the wire wreath frame. Just pick a spot along the frame’s inside rim. 
Step 5
Move your hand further down the mesh ribbon (about 4" - 6" away from where you attached it to the wreath frame) and gather it, give it a twist and then use another chenille pipe cleaner to wire it onto the frame. Make sure it’s within the same inside section as your first wired piece.

TIP: To make a wreath that’s very full, be sure to wrap the entire inside ring of the frame first, before you move to the outside ring.
Step 6
Repeat Step 5 to gather another 4" - 6" section of mesh. Tie it onto the wreath frame with another chenille pipe cleaner. Continue to wire two gathers onto each inside section of the frame, anchoring one gather in each section to the crossbar (since this will keep it from sliding around too much). 
Step 7
Once the wreath frame’s inside ring is covered, repeat the steps above to cover the outside ring, too.

TIP: The outside ring sections are longer, so make three gathers in each section (rather than two, as you did for the inside ring).
Step 8
Use your floral cutters to separate the spray of Queen Anne’s Lace into three individual stems. Try to keep each stem as long as possible. Snip off the leaves on each stem, so that only the blooms at the top are left. 
Step 9
Insert each stem into the wreath, and wire stems into place with the chenille pipe cleaners.

TIP: Spend a few minutes arranging the elements in your wreath. It’ll make a difference! First, fluff and spread your mesh gathers so your wreath looks full and even all the way around. Then, curve and angle your floral stems to give them the kind of bend or droop that you’d see in nature.
Step 10
Now it’s time to add your letter to the wreath. Wrap a chenille pipe cleaner around the little nails that are sticking out of the back of your letter. Use a few dabs of hot glue to fasten the chenille pipe cleaner in place. 
Step 11
Finally, add your letter to the wreath. Use the chenille pipe cleaner at its back to wire it on the wreath frame.
 
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