It’s been a while since I’ve done a craft project, so today’s project was a fun one for me. I’m going to show you how to make this DIY summer wreath!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. All opinions are my own.
Project Supply List:
- Dremel Rechargeable Glue Pen
- Embroidery Hoop (or metal hoop, whichever you prefer)
- Faux Eucalyptus
- Faux Succulents
- Wire Cutters
- Floral Wire (or any thin wire)
Step 1: Choose Arrangement
The first thing I did was lay out my faux florals and get an idea of how I wanted them to be arranged. I played around with the layout until I decided what I wanted the final look to be.
Step 2: Trim Stems
Since my faux eucalyptus stems were pretty long, I needed to trim them down. I did this using a combination of scissors (to cut the outer plastic layer) and wire cutters (to cut the wire inside the plastic layer). I was then able to twist and snap it off.
Step 3: Attach Eucalyptus
I attached my eucalyptus stems using floral wire and securing it by twisting it in the back. It’s very hard to get the wire tight enough for the stems to not slide and flop around, so we will fix that shortly. For now, just secure the wire as tight as possible.
Step 4: Secure Wire
Next, I flipped the wreath over and trimmed the excess wire. Then, I secured the wires in place using my Dremel Rechargeable Glue Pen.
This tool is so much better than a regular glue gun. It heats up in 15 seconds, it has a precision tip for fine detail and a reduced drip nozzle. It has an ergonomic shape to reduce fatigue, it uses regular glue sticks, and it automatically shuts off after 10 minutes of inactivity. It runs continuously for about 30 minutes and it will hold its charge in storage for approximately 18 months. I love that it’s cordless and I can move around with it easily.
I flipped the wreath over and dabbed glue over the twisted wires to secure them in place.
Step 5: Add Succulents
I flipped the wreath back over and randomly placed my faux succulents. I secured the larger ones with floral wire, securing them in the back with glue like I did with the eucalyptus. I attached the smaller succulents just using my glue pen.
The glue took about 2 minutes to fully dry, and then my wreath was complete!
Be sure to check out the video for this project on my YouTube channel here: