I decided to make a wreath to lay on my Grandparent's grave with all kinds of flowers, foliage and varying colours. It's a fairly simple process which can take as little as an hour to complete.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
- 10 inch Oasis wreath ring
- 5 Pink Roses
- 5 Cream Roses
- 3 stems of spray Carnations
- 3 stems of Crysanthemums
- 1 stem of Gypsophila (Babys-Breath)
- Handful of Hebe cuttings
- Handful of Eucalyptus cuttings
- Handful of Conifer cuttings
Step 2: Wetting the Ring and Adding Foliage
First of all I wet the wreath to give the flowers some water.
Secondly I added the conifer all around the outside and inside of the wreath ring by pushing it into the Oasis, trying not to leave any gaps. Then I added a generous amount of Hebe, Conifer and Eucalyptus over the rest of the wreath.
Step 3: Adding the 5 Pink Roses
I added 5 pink Roses leaving about 2 1/2 inches on the stem, placing them evenly around the top of the ring and making sure to push them into the Oasis. I often use an odd number as its more pleasing to the eye.
Step 4: Placing the Carnations
I pushed the Spray Carnations into the Oasis around the edge of the wreath ring slowly working towards the centre of the wreath ring, making a nice even coverage.
Step 5: Adding the 5 Cream Roses
I cut the stems on the Cream Roses to 2 inches and pushed them into the top of the wreath ring, spacing them evenly and so that they were slightly lower than the pink roses.
Step 6: Placing the Crysanthemums
I pushed the Crysanthemums evenly all around the wreath ring, similar to the previous step.
Step 7: Fill in With Gypsophila
I pushed in the Gypsophila to fill in any gaps I could find making sure to place them evenly around the ring.
Step 8: The Final Result
The flower arrangement is a pretty simple process and can be modified to suit your needs and tastes. For example you could use a different size wreath ring, different flowers, colours and foliage.
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