I love wreaths…I’ve never thought of making them through the year and I don’t know why. I absolutely loved making my hydrangea wreath back in the autumn and it is still resting in our bathroom. The colours are a little faded but I love it still. There are so many on Instagram and I fell in love with Olga Prinku’s cow parsley one (give her a follow on Instagram, her feed is gorgeous). Inspired by all that elderflower about I thought I’d attempt a little early summer one myself.
Ok, first things first….I’m not going to pretend my version is rocket science when clearly it isn’t!!! If you can gather some elderflowers, some string and a wreath base then you’re half way there already! It’s just a matter of threading through the stems and tying in place until you’re happy with the result. I’m not really a perfectionist and in truth like things to look a little…well, lets say rustic. So if you’re happy with that then you’ll find this little wreath a straightforward wee diy project.
So…gather what you need:
*a wicker wreath
*lots of elderflower – I cut and gathered leaves and flowers to give the wreath a bit of contrast
*string or thread to tie stems around base
Starting at the top, weave the stems in through the wicker base. Overlap the leaves and flowers so you have a good covering. Tie in place with the string where needed. I manoeuvred the string under the leaves so it couldn’t be seen. Work your way right around the base until you’re back where you started. Check for any gaps or uneven spacing and when you’re happy you’re done.
I wrapped a piece of the string around the top and used this to hang from the door…over the top and tape onto the back, if you don’t have a hook or any natural place to hang it from.
I love that you can make something from foraged flowers and nature that is local to your home, that it costs so little and yet looks so lovely. It doesn’t last long but I find it’s these little pieces of nature that brighten the home and soften your soul.
I hope you and yours enjoy the last week of June xx