Somehow, my husband has a new addiction to garage sales. He rarely buys anything and if he does it is usually a $1 toy for the grands to play with when they are here. I actually like going to garage sales when we are in Flordia...they have good stuff...lots of housewares. Where I live, garage sales are mostly clothing, baby items and toys. Yuck. The past 2 Saturdays my husband has gotten me up at dawn to hit the sales. This week I actually bought a couple items from one sale.
I bought a box full of miniature rose candle rings (that had been cut) for $2.50. There were a dozen rings in the box. The owner had several other wedding type items in the sale, so my guess is that these were purchased for a reception or shower. They might have been used once, if that. The tiny roses were so pretty and natural looking that I knew I could do something with them for my MIL for Mother's Day. I made her a wreath for outside her home last year and she hung it inside instead...so, I opted to try again with the outdoor wreath.
I picked up a medium size grapevine wreath at WalMart for $3.99. I dug out the leftover ribbon from my own wreath. With my glue gun heated and some floral wire, I was ready to go. The plastic "ring" on the flowers created a bit of an issue. The glue didn't want to stick as easily as it would to stems or leaves, so as I places each ring on the wreath, I wrapped it with a piece of green wire and then glued both of the snipped ends and the place where I wired it on.
You can see how I simply lined the rings up around the wreath.
The back of the wreath. It is hard to see the wire, but there is a piece for every candle ring. This wreath took 10 candle rings to complete.