Then, also per my other tutorial, I stuck tulip stems in and through the wreath, all the way around. When I had all the tulips in and where I wanted them, I carefully turned the entire wreath over so that the tulips were face-down on the table.
I attached each piece of stem that was sticking out the backside of the wreath with a zip tie. I wove the zip tie underneath each tulip stem plus a few of the grapevine twigs closest to it.
Then I zipped it shut, making sure it was nice and tight. See how well the brown is camouflaged? I circled it to make sure you wouldn’t miss it. ;)
After I had zip tied all of the stems to the wreath, I went along and cut the excess plastic off all the zip ties.
The stems of the tulips were sticking a good three to four inches out the back of the wreath so I grabbed a needle-nose pliers and shortened them with the wire cutter at the base of the pliers.
After I was finished zip tying and trimming stems, I plopped a blob of hot glue over each zip tie for extra reinforcement and to ensure all of the stems were stuck and stuck good. If a hurricane every breathes it’s strongest breaths upon this house (praying that never happens but…), you’ll find this wreath in one piece wherever it lands. I guarantee it.
Hannah also sent me a picture of the two wreaths she made using this tutorial and look how great they look!
Her double doors are amazing, no?
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