Ok so you know that I love a good rainbow right? Pretty much everything looks better when arranged in rainbow order (if you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen my MANY rainbow pictures and videos). So when this month’s Michael’s Makers Challenge was to make something with their faux floral collection, I knew I wanted to make a rainbow wreath. I wasn’t quite sure it would turn out. I think this is only the second wreath I’ve ever made, but I’m kind of obsessed. I’m also seriously obsessed with the faux flowers at Michael’s – they are stunning and so realistic! (Check out this video I made if you don’t believe me!)
Refreshing your home for spring is as easy as swapping out a few decor pieces or adding pretty faux florals. Michael’s has everything you need to get started!
What you need:
- A large variety of faux flowers in different colors and sizes
- A foam wreath
- A hot glue gun
- Twine or ribbon
- A pencil or something to make small holes in the foam
What you do:
Step 1: Remove the flowers from their stems. Most of them easily pop off without doing any damage. If you need to cut the flower stems you should use wire cutters and not just scissors. Arrange them around the outside of your foam wreath to get an idea of where each color will go.
Step 2: Start by attaching some of your largest flowers with a hot glue gun. I generally tried to have one large flower per color. Since the hot glue can sometimes melt foam, you should apply the glue to the flower stems and wait about 5-10 seconds before securing it to your foam.
Step 3: Continue adding more and more flowers filling in the wreath completely. I used a hot glue gun to attach about half of the flowers, but I also used a clay tool I had lying around to poke holes in the foam and then I secured the flower stem into the hole.
Step 4: When you’re happy with your final rainbow wreath, flip it over and attach a piece of ribbon or twine as a hook. I used a hot glue gun and a piece of felt to secure my pink twine.
And that’s it – enjoy your rainbow wreath! One tip is that the green flowers were harder to find, but faux succulents from Michael’s work perfectly! I also attached a few pieces of leaves and greenery in between the green flowers to help fill that section out.
Looking for more inspiration? Make sure you visit the Michael’s blog, The Glue String, to see the rest of the Michael’s Makers Spring Refresh project ideas.