Let me show you how to make beautiful rustic wedding wreaths for your upcoming event! These wreaths are a great wedding decor idea for those on a budget.
When my daughter Faith got married this past fall, we knew we wanted two large wreaths for the front doors of the barn. In fact, they needed to be so large that our initial idea of using a Hula hoop wasn’t an option. So, we had to improvise and decided to go this route. In the end it was definitely a happy accident, as the wood hoops ended up keeping with the rustic glam theme of the wedding. In this post, I’m going to show you how we created rustic wedding wreaths for Faith’s special day.
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This is what I used to create my Rustic Wedding Wreaths:
- 2 Large Wreath Hoops – Find out how we made ours below!
- Drop Cloth Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Rozay Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Steel Magnolia Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Wedding Belle Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- DBP Synthetic Brush – Round Large
Making the large round wooden hoops:
We needed something bigger than a hula hoop for the wreaths, so we decided to cut the base for each wreath out of 1/2 inch plywood using a jigsaw. Each hoop ended up being 32.5 inches around and having a two inch lip for placing the floral accents.
Painting the hoops:
To achieve the perfect champagne color with just a hint of rose gold, I started by adding a base coat of Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in the color Drop Cloth. Once that basecoat was finished, I used Dixie Belle Moonshine Metallics in the colors Rozay, Wedding Belle and Steel Magnolia to create the champaign color I was looking for. You can kind-of see the ratios I used for each in the photo below.
To paint the wreath bases, I simply mixed the metallics together and added layers of paint until I achieve the look I wanted. As you can see, the metallic color combo makes the perfect champagne color with a hint of rose gold… perfection!
Adding the florals:
When it came time to add the florals, I took both hoops to my sweet friend Tina at Special Moments – The Shop On Main. I knew I wanted the flowers to one side and to mirror each other when hung on the huge barn doors. She put them together exactly how I envisioned!
It really was the perfect touch of rustic glam! He wanted rustic she wanted glam and they were both extremely happy with the outcome!!