Yesterday, I visited Lavenders of London in Isleworth. It’s an absolute treasure trove of flowers, Christmas ornaments and lights. It also has plenty of ribbon and other accessories that you can use in home craft projects and I have to be honest and say that it was tricky not to walk out of there with the whole store.
I did pick up a wreath for our front door though and some autumn leaves that I used to customise it. The whole project took about 30 minutes and I’m very happy with the results. This is what I did…
1. Cut the leaves away from their plastic stems and put to one side.
2. Take some strong glue ( a glue gun would work well here but as I don’t have one I just used Bostick super strength glue and it did the trick).
3. Glue the leaves onto the wreath starting with the largest. Once the wreath is covered, stick the smaller leaves over the top of the leaves already in place in order to cover any remaining gaps and to create depth.
This is such an easy DIY and in total the project cost less than five pounds. Very worth it in my opinion as the wreath is brightening up our door a treat – it’s not the prettiest of doors, otherwise I would have included a full shot of the door in this post! Give a go and send me a link in the comments so that I can see how it turns out.