Using flowers fresh from your garden and a few simple supplies, you can create a beautiful wreath quickly and inexpensively. Instead of hanging on a door, this wreath is designed to use as a centerpiece to liven up your next dinner party. Sunflowers are used for this project, but any flower in your garden will work.
Soak the floral foam wreath in a sink full of water for at least 10 minutes. Place a heavy dish or plate on top of it to keep it submerged. After 10 minutes, set in a dish drainer to allow the excess water to drain off. Set the drained wreath on a round serving plate or tray.
Cut the stems of your sunflowers and leaves on an angle, leaving about 2 inches in length. Insert the stems of your sunflowers into the foam wreath, turning the plate occasionally to make sure the wreath is evenly covered. Next, insert the stems of the leaves, interspersing them between the sunflowers. Add as many leaves as you like until the wreath is completely covered.
Place the pillar candle in the middle of the wreath and put the glass hurricane candle shade over the candle. Set your wreath in the middle of your table to use as a centerpiece. Light the candle before your guests arrive.