Remembrance Day DIY Wreath

Colleen Larson at our Trail Appliances, Calgary South location, shows how making a Remembrance Wreath is as easy as 1-2-3….well okay….up to 4-5-6.

1 Wreath frame
Hot glue gun
Wire cutter
Floral wire
Silk greenery
Poppy silk flowers
Writing pen for fabric                  step 1

STEP 1: Use a wire cutter to cut the greenery into smaller pieces

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STEP 2: Use the hot glue gun to put a bit of glue on the end of the greenery and place it onto the wreath, creating a half moon shape.


STEP 3:  Layer the greenery until full

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STEP 4:  Cut the silk flowers into smaller pieces and arrange/glue them onto the half moon shape

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STEP 5:  Create a bow by pinching the ribbon and twisting the pieces into equal lenghts. Add a piece of floral wire to hold the ribbon together.

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STEP 6:  Attach the ribbon to the top of the wreath, securing it with a piece of floral wire. On another piece of ribbon, big enough to cover the width of the wreath, write a phrase with the fabric pen. Then attach the ribbon to the wreath using a hot glue.

And viola! a lovely wreath to remember by.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below. (
John McCrae)


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