In this post, I am going to show you how to make a lavender wreath for your farmhouse front porch (or any front porch for that matter!). I think wreaths add such a touch of warmth and a front door should never be lacking a pretty wreath!
We are in the process of updating our farmhouse one project at a time. Well, who am I kidding, we usually have about 4 projects ongoing at all times. Renovation is no fast process when you are doing most of it yourself!
Since our front door renovation is not at the top of our to-do list, I decided to update it with a little paint! I am a firm believer that paint can completely change the look of anything it touches!
Since I had just painted the door, I needed some new wreaths to hang to complete the look. Simple grapevine wreaths are my go-to when I hand-make my wreaths, so naturally this is what I grabbed.
With a couple of grapevine wreaths, some faux lavender, wire, and a simple homemade bow, my front door is now fresh and welcoming!
It’s the little things that can brighten your day!
Watch the video on How to make A Lavender Wreath for your Farmhouse Front Porch
Supplies needed to make a lavender wreath
I already had all of the supplies on hand, but this project would only cost between $10-$20 per wreath depending on where you purchase your supplies.
Faux Lavender Picks (I purchased mine from our local Hobby Lobby when all floral was 50% off. This put the grand total for 4 picks of lavender at around $10)
Here is some faux Lavender sold on Amazon if you do not have a Hobby Lobby near you.
Scrap fabric to make the bow (I used an old tea towel that was already stained)
How to make a lavender wreath
- Begin by cutting the lavender picks with wire cutters. I saved the extra greenery for decor in my home! Never wasteful around here!
- Begin adding the lavender picks to the lower, side of your grapevine wreath. You could cover the entire wreath, but I prefer to just add this small pop of floral color to most of my wreaths.
- I added all lavender picks in the same direction, pointing upwards, for this wreath.
- I fastened most of my lavender picks to the grapevine wreath with floral wire, but some are just wedged very tightly behind the other lavender picks.
- Make sure you did not leave any gaps in your lavender and move on to the bow!
How to make a fabric bow for your wreath
- I cut a tea towel in half so that I had two 9″ pieces of fabric. Since I made two bows, I used both halves of the fabric for this project
- Fold the 9″ fabric in half lengthwise with the front sides together. (So you are looking at the back of the fabric) Sew 1/4″ seam lengthwise.
- Turn the tube of fabric right side out and press flat with the seam to the back.
- Fold in half and sew the ends together with a 1/2′ seam. Turn right side out and press.
- To cinch the middle, cut a strip of fabric 2″ wide by 6″ long.
- Fold in half lengthwise with front sides together. Sew a 1/4″ seam lengthwise.
- Turn it right side out ( a large safety pin helps with this)
- Cinch the bow in the middle and wrap the small piece of fabric around the middle.
- Sew the two ends of the middle piece together and trim edges.
Attach the bow to your wreath
- Add a small piece of floral wire through the cinched part of your wreath.
- Attach to grapevine wreath at the top.
Change your wreaths out for every season
Changing a wreath out for the season is so simple. I like to keep the basics to faux florals mixed with some real, dried florals, a grapevine wreath, and a bow. Sometimes I cover the entire grapevine wreath and sometimes I only add floral to a portion like in this tutorial.
A handmade wreath also makes a great wedding gift or housewarming gift! Who doesn’t love an eye-catching wreath as they welcome guests into their new home?
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