If you don’t have your decorations ready for football season yet, you’re cutting it close, but you still have time to throw together a striking wreath to support your favorite team. This week, we decided to make one for the Saints fans.
A straw wreath
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Garland (we used 2 9″ garlands for a large wreath)
Ribbon for a bow
First, wrap the garland around the wreath. This is very simple. Secure one end of the garland with a floral pin, and wrap it all the way around until half the wreath is covered. Another floral pin should be all you need to secure the other end. Repeat with the second garland, making sure the whole wreath is evenly covered.
For one of the focal points of our wreath, we chose a light-up gold “Who Dat” fleur de lis. This adds a unique twist to your wreath, since you can turn on the light on game day, and the batteries are replaceable when they get low. To make it easy to remove, we hot glued a floral pick to the back of the ornament. When you’re ready to change the batteries, you can simply pull the ornament off the wreath, then stick it back in when you’re finished.
When you’ve decided on the placement of your decorations, secure them using the same method–hot glue a floral pick to the back, and pop it on your wreath. We also added a large gold bow and some black and gold onion grass. If you’re not practiced at making your own bows, and you’re in the Mobile area, you can join us for a hands-on wreath making workshop, where our talented wreath makers will show you all you need to know. And if you’re not a fan of the Saints, change the colors and decorations to make one for your favorite team!