Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Craft It - A Tropical Floral Wreath

You may recall that a week or so ago I mentioned that I am now a member of the Flora Craft® Make It: Fun® blogger team. That means that I will be bringing you a new craft each month using one of their awesome foam products. I am already a HUGE fan of their faux succulents and can't wait to show you their amazing line of shaped foam.

This month's challenge was to use one of their wreath forms to create a spring or summer wreath. Nothing says summer to me like the beach and a tropical vacation (even if I never make it there!), so I decided to make use of the different palm leaves I have all around me here in central Texas and make a tropical wreath not one, but two ways. One heavy on the flowers, and one heavy on the palm fronds. I love them both, so I will need you to tell me which one you love best!

Tropical Flower and Palm Leave Wreath for Spring and Summer - Hawaiian Wreath - Summer DIY - Summer Craft - DIY Wreath



I will walk you through the steps to making each wreath, so follow along below for all the details.


The Supplies:
Tropical Flower and Palm Leave Wreath for Spring and Summer - Hawaiian Wreath - Summer DIY - Summer Craft - DIY Wreath

For both wreaths you will want to begin by using your floral pins to pin the gold trim around the outside and inside edge of the wreath form. If the trim is smaller than the depth of the wreath form, you can take a large serrated knife and shave off a bit of the wreath so that the gold trim completely covers the sides.

You will now gently bend and shape the palm leaves around the wreath and use your floral pins to keep them in place. For the first wreath that is heavy on the flowers, use less palm fronds, for the the second wreath you will want to layer several palm fronds to completely cover the white foam base.

Tropical Flower and Palm Leave Wreath for Spring and Summer - Hawaiian Wreath - Summer DIY - Summer Craft - DIY Wreath

Tropical Flower and Palm Leave Wreath for Spring and Summer - Hawaiian Wreath - Summer DIY - Summer Craft - DIY Wreath


Tropical Flower and Palm Leave Wreath for Spring and Summer - Hawaiian Wreath - Summer DIY - Summer Craft - DIY Wreath

Once you have your palm leaves in place, pull your faux flowers from their stems and use your floral pins to pin them to the wreath form. For the first wreath you want to cover the entire front surface of your wreath with flowers, mini succulents, and even a few mini kumquats on toothpicks (if you want). For the second wreath just use a cluster of a few flowers in one spot.

Tropical Flower and Palm Leave Wreath for Spring and Summer - Hawaiian Wreath - Summer DIY - Summer Craft - DIY Wreath

Tropical Flower and Palm Leave Wreath for Spring and Summer - Hawaiian Wreath - Summer DIY - Summer Craft - DIY Wreath

Tropical Flower and Palm Leave Wreath for Spring and Summer - Hawaiian Wreath - Summer DIY - Summer Craft - DIY Wreath

It's funny how simply switching up the concentration of the palm leaves/faux flowers can produce such different results! Like I said I am pretty smitten with both wreaths. Which one is your favorite?





Big thanks to Flora Craft® Make It: Fun® for partnering with me for this fun post!

Tropical Flower and Palm Leave Wreath for Spring and Summer - Hawaiian Wreath - Summer DIY - Summer Craft - DIY Wreath





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