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By mid-winter, I start missing the beautiful flowers of spring and summer. So I decided to pre-emptively make a giant spring wreath.
It was really simple to make, so I’d like to show you how I did it.
- An extra large wreath form. I used an old metal garden decoration that had been discarded on the side of the road, but you can really use anything circular.
- Wire cutting pliers
- Floral wire
- A range of greenery and flowers. I used a bunch of things I had around the place, including artificial lavender,artificial eucalyptus stems, hanging boxwood, and something resembling artificial rosemary (sorry, I cannot find anything similar online!)
- Two strips of burlap and some jute twine.
I began by adding a few artificial eucalyptus leaves, tying them to the wreath form with floral wire.
With the ‘base layer’ of greenery attached, I then layered different types of artificial plants on top, securing each with a little bit of floral wire.
There is no hard and fast rule to layering “correctly”. I found it easiest just to test a few different looks by resting my artificial plants on top of each other in different orders.
Once I had all the greenery tied to the wreath form, I then added some artificial lavender. As with the greenery, I used a little bit of floral wire to attach the lavender stems to the wreath form.
The final step was to cover up the visible stems towards the middle of the wreath.
To do this, I decided to tie a little burlap bow. Here is a terrible diagram I drew (apologies) that explains how I tied the bow. The basic idea is that you use one piece of burlap to create the bow, tying it together with jute twine, then another to make the middle of the bow look better/to give the bow additional tails. I then tied the bow to the wreath form, which hid that ugly middle section.
The finished spring wreath