With spring in the air and (with hands itching to start gardening), now is actually the best time to start thinking about how you’ll decorate your summertime front door with a wreath. Plants purchased over the next eight weeks and planted at the appropriate time for your zone will be producing loads of flowers in May or early June. When it comes to front door decor, nothing beats a simple-to-make wreath crafted from fresh from the garden flowers and bits of greenery.
We chose SunBelievable™ Brown Eyed Girl Helianthus and the foliage of a Silver Dollar eucalyptus tree, but any kind of pliable foliage will work. SunBelievable™ Brown Eyed Girl Helianthus is a perfect flower choice for wreath making because the flowers are large and showy, but not so heavy that they need to be heavily pinned into the form (see below).
You can make this wreath in about 30 minutes after a quick trip to a craft store for a few supplies. Kept out of direct sun and harsh winds, and watered regularly, a fresh wreath can last for up to a week or more.
How To Make a Fresh SunBelievable™ Brown Eyed Girl Helianthus Wreath
Oasis Floral Foam Wreath Form (oasis forms soak up and hold water); size will depend on your door
6 – 8 Fresh eucalyptus tree branches (good substitutes are any pliable young branch such as willow)
10 – 12 Fresh SunBelievable™ Brown Eyed Girl Helianthus flowers
Green floral sheet moss (either fresh from a florist or bought dried in bags and soaked in water to plump up)
20-25 U-pins (1-1/2″ to 1-3/4″ length)
Green paddle florist wire