Fiesta Wreath Ingredients
Fiesta in San Antonio begins this year on April 10th. Fiesta is an annual Spring celebration that started in 1891 when a group of citizens decided to honor the heroes of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto with a Battle of Flowers.
The first parade had horse-drawn carriages, bicycles decorated with fresh flowers and floats carrying children dressed as flowers. The participants pelted each other with blossoms. It is the largest celebration in San Antonio and includes many parades(River , Flambeau, & Battle of Flowers) festivals(Oyster Bake & King Williams Fair), NIOSA, and a city wide holiday for Battle of Flowers Parade.
To decorate homes, people add Fiesta wreathes to their front door with lots of ribbon, flowers, in bright colors.
Ready to make your own? You can with Show Me Decorating’s easy to follow steps-
What makes for a fabulous seasonal wreath?
1.Quality Ingredients- start with a good base. A wreath with sturdy branches/arms that will hold it’s form when you shape it. Choose colorful focal points to set the theme for your wreath, Wired ribbon in several widths, & Florals.
2. Decorate in a triangle
3. Decorate in layers and fill in spaces to your triangle as you go.
4. Step back & enjoy!
Fiesta Focal points-
So many cute things to choose…
Start with a great quality base
We love this Lime Green for Fiesta
(This wreath also comes in Orange)
Gather your ingredients-Flowers in bright colors, ribbon half bows, and ribbon streamers.
Think of your wreath as a triangle and place focal points and bow at each corner. Then fill in with flowers and half bows!
Almost done, but first you have to add Ribbon Streamers to make it truly FIESTA!
Fiesta Flowers can be bought or made from paper( don’t hold up as well outside) or from plastic tablecloths
Flowers purchased from Alamo Fiesta in San Antonio
5 large plastic flowers
5 small plastic flowers
Bows tied using the app from www.app.showmedecorating.com
1 large bow
6 half bows
Streamers tied with curly ribbon and satin ribbon
Fiesta Wreath kit available at https://show-me-decorating.myshopify.com/admin/products/270596973
Now you are ready for Fiesta or Cinco de Mayo!
Thank you Lanisa Cole and Sal Priddy for the beautiful wreath!