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Black Silk Flower Wreath

This once upon a midnight dreary wreath was created with materials from a crafts store, then sprayed it a raven hue and accented with a silky taffeta ribbon.


  • 25 to 30 four-inch silk roses
  • 16-inch wooden wreath form
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Black floral spray
  • Black taffeta ribbon
  • Flat thumb tacks


  1. Step 1

    Remove stems from roses, then attach blooms to wreath form with a hot-glue gun.

  2. Step 2

    Lay wreath on a piece of newspaper in a well-ventilated area, and spray with black floral spray. Let dry for 30 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Cut about 54 inches of ribbon, and make a large bow; affix it to top of wreath with glue gun.

  4. Step 4

    To hang, cut a second piece of ribbon to the desired length. Use tacks to fasten one end to the back of the wreath form and the other to the door stile.

Martha Stewart Living, Volume 143 October 2005