How many times have you stood and admired the beauty of the flowers in your wallpaper? If you’re anything like me, I’ll bet it’s been plenty of times. You probably picked the paper because you thought it was wonderful. How about making a dried flower wreath that would duplicate the look of the wallpaper and add a special look to the decor of your living room?
Does this sound impossible? It really isn’t. With a little bit of careful planning, you can create a dried flower wreath which, if it isn’t an exact match of the flowers in your wallpaper, will be something that will compliment them and bring a look of elegance to your living room.
First, you will want to gather some vines and trimmings and lay them out carefully in your garage or shed to dry. There’s no sense in paying for something that you can easily procure for yourself. Matching the flowers in the wallpaper may not be quite as easy, so you may want to arm yourself with a bit of leftover wallpaper and head off to the local craft store. If you don’t find exactly what you are looking for in the dried flowers there, don’t hesitate to show your wallpaper sample to the person in charge. They may have something in the backroom that would be perfect for what you have in mind. If they don’t, they may be able to order some for you. Once you get your materials, it’s time to create.
You will want your work area to be well covered with newspapers. This is a MESSY project. Study your wallpaper sample carefully. Does it have a bunch of flowers that consist of two pink flowers and one blue? That is the way you will want to make yours. Form the vines and the flowers into a bundle, then wire the bundle to the wreath base. Then study the wallpaper again. The next bunch may be one light maroon floor with greenery; that is what you also will want to make with your next bundle. Keep repeating this pattern until your wreath base is covered. Cover the stems of the last bundle with the first bundle, and there you are. This is a wreath that will complement your living room and add that extra bit of elegance.