Many times when I purchase wooden signs for my Deco Mesh Wreaths there are other embellishments on or attached to the sign that I don’t want or have room for on a wreath. For example, the wooden sign in the wreath above was purchased with ribbon bows glued to the front of the sign and also had hanging wooden ornaments dangling from the bottom of the sign.
Below is a picture showing one of the bows that was glued onto the front of the sign. Do you see the pink pipe cleaner just beside the bow? This is where there was an ornament/embellishment hanging from the sign which I cut off. I then used the hole holding the ornament to attach the sign onto my wreath. (note: for detailed instructions on how to wire signs securely into a deco mesh wreath, please refer to my ebook, Learn Deco Mesh Wreath Design.)
When I carefully pulled off the bows that came on the sign it also pulled off the paint; but that is okay, I will show you a trick to fix this.
In the picture below, you can see where I’ve pulled off the bows (which pulled off the paint) and the holes that are now on the sign.
Once my sign is wired into the wreath, I just hot glue small flowers on top of the holes and where the bows pulled off the paint from the sign. I also add a couple more flowers around the sign to make it look as if the flowers are supposed to be there and not just covering up the mechanics.
Tip: Before hot gluing the flowers, place them around the sign to see if you like the spacing first. As you can see in the picture below, I tried out using a white cherry blossom before officially choosing the pink hydrangea blossom.
I hope this tip helped with your own wreathing challenges. Please let me know if you have any recommendations or questions in the comment box below.
Happy Wreathing Ya’ll!