Like most of you know by now, I am a flower fanatic. My favorite part of Spring is the resurgence of all my petaled friends. There are arrangements on every table and counter in my home. However, I noticed one place was conspicuously bare. My door obviously needed some adornment so I decided to create an Easter lily wreath for my front door. It turned out beautifully and I wanted to share the fun I had making it and I now have admiring it with you.
For this project, you’ll need:
- A wooden wreath frame
- Four bunches of yellow faux Easter lilies
- Four bunches of white faux Easter lilies
- Four sprigs of faux lupin
- Two sprigs of faux berries
- A three-foot length of decorative burlap
- Medium-strength wire cutters
- Trim all of your flower stems from their wire bundles and/or shorten the stems to roughly eight inches long. Do this for all of your flowers except the faux berries.
- Establish where you would like your bow to be on your wreath. Keeping that in mind, insert equal parts yellow and white Easter lilies into the wood frame. Don’t worry about trimming the wire that pokes out of the back. We will come to that later.
- Once you have arranged your lilies, artfully place your lupin sprigs so that they are equally distributed through your lilies, two on each side of the gap between the arrangements.
- Insert the faux berry sprigs at the very back of the lily arrangements.
- Flip the wreath over so that the flowers are facing down and the remaining lengths of stem are facing up. Using wire cutters, trim the flower stems until there is only one inch of wire protruding from the wreath. Then bend that length of wire either at a right angle to the wreath or wrap it around a piece of the frame. This will ensure that your flowers remain intact in those Spring breezes.
- Finally, tie the length of burlap in a bow between the two lily arrangements, trimming the ends of the knot tails until they are at a satisfactory length. All that’s left to do is to hang it on your door and smile!