Yesterday we did a little Fall yard work ... raked and trimmed back the hydrangeas, etc.
The blooms are still so pretty ... each year I save them to make simple wreaths to bring indoors.
I take all my gathered flowers, strip the leaves ... leaving about 5 inches of stem ... and arrange in clusters of three ... paying attention that each cluster contains a well rounded assortment of color.
Next, using a thin flexible wire, I start wiring my trios together, all the way down the stem.
Then ... I put the next cluster of flowers on top of the previous stem and wire together ... making sure everything is nice and tight ...
I keep this up until I reach my desired length or in this case used up all my flowers.
Here's what my long garland looks like at this point. You could certainly keep it just like this and use as a pretty swag ... or ... continue to wire the ends together to form a wreath.
This is what the back will look like ... the stems and wire combined will form your frame ... no need to buy anything extra ... LOVE that!
Once everything is wired up ... I tweak my wreath into shape by gently bending and molding it to the shape I want ... then I leave it to dry flat to retain that shape before I hang it on the wall.
Wishing you a creative and happy day!