One of my favorite elements from this weekend’s Dinosaur Baby Shower was this dino and fern wreath that I crafted the night before. It is a two-step process, but came together really quickly, and I thought I’d show you to how to make your own.
- 18″ foam wreath (I choose one with flat edges, but I think rounded would work fine)
- Green floral ribbon, 2.5″ wide (2 rolls)
- Floral pins
- Floral wire
- Silk fern bushes (2)
- Natural wood letter in honoree’s initial
- Plastic dinosaur toy
- Spray paint
- E6000 glue
1 – Spray paint your dinosaur toy. I used glossy Krylon paint that includes primer. It takes several thin coats. The trick is to keep the dinosaur from falling over while the paint is still tacky. If that happens, your paint will pull off. Let your toy dry for 24 hours.
2 – Position your green floral ribbon on the inside of the wreath and secure it with a floral pin. Wrap your wreath with the ribbon, overlapping the ribbon as you go. This took me all of one roll and just a smidge of a second roll.
3 – Secure the end of the ribbon with two floral pins.
4 – Using the wire cutters, snip the larger ferns from the bush.
5 – Position the base of a fern frond on the back of the wreath and attach it with a floral pin.
6 – Wrap the fern around to the front of the wreath at an angle. Secure the fern near its tip with another floral pin.
7 – Add a second fern roughly two inches apart from the first one. You want to ferns to slightly overlap. I also tried to vary the sizes of the ferns and where I pinned the tips so some would stick out more than others for a wild look. Continue until you have the entire wreath covered in ferns.
8 – Position your natural wood letter in the lower right corner of the wreath and secure it with floral wire. Just wrap and twist.
9 – Cover the wire and exposed wood with E6000 glue. Place the dinosaur on the glue and hold in place for a few minutes. Allow to dry overnight.
Hang the wreath from a clear wreath hanger, and you’re done!