I hope you’re ready for a unique and beautiful spring project y’all! Today Coach Mel is showing you how to make a pink and white flower wreath using a Unique in the Creek flower board.
Flower wreaths are really gaining in popularity, y’all. And it’s easy to see why. There is something so cool about an entire wreath that is built to form one thing. This pink and white flower wreath is such a fun design. Using poly burlap and window pain mesh adds a lot of texture and dimension. The spring colors are bright and happy. All in all this is quickly becoming one of my new favorites!
Pink and White Flower Wreath
Many makers love working with burlap, others avoid it like the plague (too soon?). Whether you love it or hate it, there is no denying that burlap is super popular with the wreath loving masses. Poly burlap mesh is awesome because it gives that signature burlap look but also adds some color to your creation. The only problem is that it frays like the dickens (yep, I said dickens).
In the video below Coach Mel is sharing her secrets for handling that pesky poly burlap mesh. Instead of using a traditional rotary cutter to cut her strips she uses a wood burning too. The difference is that the wood burning tool singes, sears, and seals the edges of the mesh. That helps tremendously with the fraying that usually happens.
You still have to be gentle with the mesh but this cutting method helps so much! Just be super careful with the wood burning tool. It gets really hot and can easily burn. You also want to use a tempered glass board to work on so you don’t ruin your cutting surface.
Choosing your colors…
For her wreath Coach Mel uses some pretty pinks for the flower and bright green for the leaves. The wreath turns out beautifully and you can definitely use the same colors as she does. You could also use other colors depending on the season and the look you’re going for. Picture a pretty sunflower or a festive poinsettia! If you want to see how to do a poinsettia using the flower board, we have a post for that too!
Pink and White Flower Wreath
- Cut both pink meshes into 10" strips. To cut the mesh lay it on a tempered glass board and use the wood burning tool to make your cuts. You need 40 pieces total, 24 of the pink and 16 of the window pane.
- Cut the green mesh into 12" strips using the wood burning tool again.
- Load the board full of zip ties and close them just a bit. You'll see exactly how to do this in the video.
- Take one of your pink square and fold it in half to make a triangle. Then scrunch up the center and fold in half again. At the fold leave about an inch and then pinch. This is where you will add it to the zip tie. Starting at the second rung, add this to a zip tie with the petals pointing to the outside of the circle. Tighten down the zip tie. Repeat this process around that whole rung. When you're done with this rung use wire cutters to trim your zip tie ends.
- Now move one rung inward and use the window pane mesh to fill in the zip ties just like you did in the last step. Trim your zip tie ends. Next, move one rung inward and repeat with the window pane mesh again.
- For the center rung use the pink mesh again to fill the zip ties.
- Use a pipe cleaner to make a hanger at the point in the outside ring where there are two holes right next to each other.
- Now use the green to fill in the outer rung of the flower board.
- Take the flower center and put a line of hot glue. Put a pipe cleaner along that line of glue. Take a small piece of fabric and glue it over the top of the pipe cleaner. Next take two u-pins and trim the ends. Add a little glue and push them through at an angle to secure the pipe cleaner in place.
- Finally, add the flower center to the wreath using the pipe cleaner.
How cute is this flower wreath y’all? I love the way it turned out! The flower center that Coach Mel uses for this wreath is fabulous but if you can’t get your hands on one just use your imagination! Ornaments, greenery, a tight little bow would all be fun options. If you want to learn more about creating burlap wreaths we can help with that too. I can’t wait to see what y’all come up with!
Just pin this pink and white flower wreath tutorial below to find the instructions later!
If you need any help with centerpiece-making, bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out more of our tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.
We would love to see your beautiful summer wreaths! Please share with us over at the How To Make Wreaths Facebook Group.