A Spring Wreath Tutorial
I’ve re-written this tutorial based on some feedback I had from you lovely readers! Working with Daffodils and narcissi as I initially suggested is tricky, they tend to wilt very quickly and whilst I like their appearance when they fade and dry I can understand why many don’t. So the technique remains the same, I have swapped out the daffs for crespedia and preserved pine cones.
You will need to gather:
• A natural wreath base - quite large as this is a statement wreath, mine is hop vine
• A bushy foliage with flowers such as mimosa - flowering at the moment so if you can find a tree or have a friend with one, go begging
• A bunch of Eucalyptus, fresh, it’ll dry beautifully
• Blooms that compliment the greens and yellows of your foliage - here I have used crespedia and some preserved pine cones I had in my store cupboard
• Florist wire - copper looks beautiful
• Scissors and snips
• A ribbon from which to hang your wreath
Begin by gathering your foliage and preparing them by cutting them down in to smaller branches. I tend to leave the flower stems long and cut them as I go but for the foliage it’s quicker to have them pre-prepared.
Wrap the end of the wire around the wreath base and tighten together so that it is securely in place, keep the wire attached at all times as you will be winding it round and round.
Next take a couple of stems of flowers and lay over the top of a sprig of foliage, when you’re happy with the way it sits, lay over the top of where the wire is positioned and winding the wire round secure the bunch in place
Wrap the wire a couple of times to keep it secure
Next layer up with a few more flowers and sprigs of foliage, making sure you give everything enough room to breathe and show off. Wrap more wire around to keep everything securely in place.
Keep going, gradually building and moving around the wreath base as you go, ensuring everything is held in place with the wire.
Once you have built your wreath up enough, I always prefer an asymmetrical style but it is entirely up to you how far you go around, find a natural place to stop, trim any loose ends and stems.
To end my wreath here, I simply wrapped the copper wire around the ends a few times and left it open. The copper looks beautiful and I preferred a minimalistic look for this wreath. If you prefer you could cover up the wire with raffia or ribbon
Hang with a beautiful ribbon in your place of choice
I have also put together a super simple video of how I made mine which might be of interest of you as seeing things is sometimes so much easier!
I hope you have making this, please let me know how you get on and if you found this tutorial useful! If you enjoyed this, you may also like my tutorial on how to make a floral wall hanging here.