Miniature Botanical Wreath
Today I am posting something a little different. It is a festive post that I hope will brighten up your day. It is not a drawing or painting.. It is a little handmade wreath. If you have been following me for a while, you know I love both nature and anything botanical.
I often find wonderful images and inspiration on Instagram. Recently, I was inspired to try making my own miniature botanical wreath. Three Instagram accounts that ignited my inspiration were @silverpebble2 , @brayscottage and @gracieflojewellery. My wreath is approximately 2 and half inches in diameter.
I loved creating this little wreath! I collected the red dogwood branch and fir while searching for nature pieces for my outdoor festive container. The Hypericum berries were purchased at McKean’s Flower Shop, a local florist. I must say, I love visiting their shop and am always happy when I leave with a little bundle of freshness.
Here is a bit of information on how I made my wreath.
How To Make a Botanical Wreath
Firstly, collect your desired nature pieces. Here are the materials I used for my wreath.
You will also need scissors. I had a long piece of dogwood branch and formed it into a small circle then I wove the rest of the length in and out of the circle to create a braided appearance. The branch was actually quite pliable. It became less flexible as I neared the thickest end. I then cut off the end of the branch that I could not weave.
Next I added the pieces of fir with my colored wire. I basically twisted the wire on the back and then cut the excess. Next came the hypericum. These were a bit trickier to attach due to their size. I gingerly used wired on their tiny stems to attach them to the wreath.
Then voila! My little wreath was complete! I then featured it in a photo shoot for images I could use in future postings on Instagram and facebook. While I was at it I added white ribbon so I could hang it up. I will share that image and information in my next post.
So it’s your turn now! Let me know if you try your hand at one of these miniature wreaths. I am sure you know that my mind is now in full throttle, visualizing many other botanical wreaths I could create. Let me know if you create one of your own! I would love to see it or hear about your experience.
My instagram and facebook accounts are listed below where you can connect with me as well. If you are on instagram and create a wreath, tag your post “botanicalwreath2016”
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