Finishing this little wreath took a bit more time than I had thought....
but it was a fun project
So the next job, once the wreath of grape vines was finished,
was to decorate it with greens and things I gathered from my garden
I did actually purchased some Reindeer moss too
for a nice pop of color
I chose greenery that would stay somewhat fresh looking after it dried
and things with interesting texture
Using floral wire and floral tape I made
small bundles to attach to the wreath
I dried some orange slices too...why not?
As you can tell, I'm not sure I did these quite right!
For the bunches:
Boxwood, Rosemary, California Pepper-berries, Olive branches
and of course some lavender!
I used some more small grape vine sticks for the picks,
which blended into the wreath
The orange slices went onto these floral picks which have pre-strung wire attached,
so I could easily add them to the larger bundles
Here is the first one finished... but it had way too much tape showing
so I added moss to the base of each bundle
to keep it looking really natural
I really wasn't sure how many of these I would need...
I just kept arranging and moving things around, adding more greenery,
until the wreath started to look balanced and full
The other problem that I had, was determining
where the actual top of the wreath would be
It just sort of found it's own top
after most of the greenery was added
Millie kept me company and I think she may have thought there was a chance
a treat or two would fall on the ground...but she only got a stick to chew on!
what? no cookie?
Here we have the finished wreath, simple and natural
and a bit
out of shape
last a little ribbon made from old mattress ticking
and a pair of vintage ice skates
next project: the holiday mantle
I wonder how long that will take me?
better get going!