I love wreaths. I love that wreaths can be as simple or as complex as you like and how they add a seasonal but natural element to your home. Back in the Autumn Olga Prinku created a beautiful seasonal wreath, she opened my eyes to wreath making at any point of the year…not just the traditional Christmas wreaths we are so used to. In my eyes she will always be the queen of wreath making – follow her on her Instagram feed to see why! And so I thought I’d have a go and that a spring wreath would be perfect for my wall. Bringing the outside in, the colours and smells of spring. A bit of food for the soul.
When I saw this wire ring decoration from Grey September Stores I couldn’t resist. And how gorgeous is their simple photo with a strand of eucalyptus. I loved the idea of how the ring could change as the days of winter closed and spring began to blossom and I’m looking forward to changing it again as we move into summer.
Following my Spring Rhythms post I said I would show you how easy it was to create your own spring wreath! I had been asked to do a little tutorial for it after posting a picture on Instagram. So if you are interested here goes…
I simply laid the flowers out and experimented in how I thought I would like to arrange them. When I finally decided on a layout I turned the flowers upside down and pierced the base of the flowerhead with floral wire.
Placing it on the ring, twist the wire until it is in place and secure. Repeat this with all the flower heads you want to include. For any flowers with a bit of a stalk like the dried hydrangea, I simply threaded the stalk through the wire already in place.
And that’s it; a really, truly simple spring wreath. It is still hanging on my wall and has dried really well. I actually maybe love it even more as the colours have faded and the petals have become delicate and fragile.
If you have seen any other wreath ideas I’d love to know and we can share the love!
Happy spring xx