Join us in creating a lovely floral preservation wreath
Designing a wreath is an innovative way to preserve your most memorable plants and flowers. Harvesting ingredients for your wreath yourself may be more meaningful, but there are also many amazing flower markets and local farms where you can source floral products to include in your design.
Whether it’s harvest time, holiday time – or anytime! – wreaths are sure to brighten up any space. Handmade wreaths also make lovely and personal gifts and are sure to leave a lasting impression on the recipient. I created this simple step-by-step process to help you create your own wreath masterpiece.
Not the crafting type? Not to worry: I have plenty of handmade wreaths available in my online shop. Just follow the link at the bottom of the page!
Start with a Natural Grapevine Wreath Base. You can source these from Michaels,
local craft stores, or your wholesaler. They come in all different sizes.
For this wreath, I used a 6". You can also create a wreath base yourself by foraging vines and tying them together in a circular shape.
Begin by gluing in the foliage. You'll want a glue that dries clear. Be sure to place the foliage at an angle, all going in the same direction so that the wreath has a balanced, flowing look.
Layer in your foraged materials. For this wreath, I used 4 different types of foraged grasses and seed pods.
Burdock is pictured here.
You'll want to place your more hearty greens and grasses in the back and work forward, adding in the more fragile accents on the top, towards the front of the wreath.
Next, layer in your focal flowers. I chose a blushy coral spray rose for this wreath.
Lay your wreath down on a flat surface to ensure it has a nice balance. Hang your wreath on the wall or a door, stand back, and evaluate if it needs anything more.
Enjoy your finished product!
Be sure to tag me @WildBlossomsStudio. I would love to see what you create!