I am absolutely, positively smitten with this DIY wreath created by the talented Chelsea Fuss of Frolic! for Project Wedding. I am the farthest thing from crafty, but it’s such a beauty I may just give it a go! Have you ever made a wreath? If I just use boxwood (trying to keep it simple, folks…) how long do you think it would last? Any tips for the craft-challenged?
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Linda [the young curator] says
reminds me of the wreaths we made in high school for may day.
a few of the amish girls who went to our high school taught us how to make beautiful wreaths with flowers intertwined in them :], and we all wore pretty flowered dresses and our new hand-made wreaths on the first of may
splendid market says
My husband and I were recently invited to a toga party!! I made wreaths out of fragrant bay leaves which were a dream to wear..
It really wasn’t that hard to put them together, here is the post http://www.splendidmarket.com/2011/02/toga-what-to-wear.html
aah…fluffy boxwood and seersucker…spring is on the horizon!
Lacquered Life says
What a gorgeous wreath! OMG now I’m inspired!
It just makes me feel Spring in the air! So lovely.
I read an easy way to make one, and I’m going to try with just eucalyptus (love the smell!). You get a wire coat hanger and stretch the bottom part down so that you have a general circle. Then lay small branches around the circle, tying on with floral wire (or just about anything… maybe green yarn?). Tie a big bow at the top to cover the top of the hangar. voila…? Soon as things calm down a little I’ll get to work and try it! xo, corinna
Shoshana @ Adventures of a Future Housewife says
I’m not super crafty either but I do try. My advice is to take it slow and perfection isn’t everything. Imperfections turn out to be quite charming too.
So beautiful! But I imagine if I attempted to recreate this it wouldn’t turn out as pretty.
This is absolutely gorgeous! My guess is that with regular spraying, it could last 2 or 3 weeks!
Well if this isn’t the most beautiful little spring wreath! I think I need to make one of these for Easter.
you are so sweet, katie!! you can do it girl! And post it after you make it:)
the ravenna girls says
This is SO gorgeous. We have something similar on our door, but its silk flowers and you just can;’t beat the real thing!
The Flying Quiche says
Lena is right- if you spritz the boxwood wreath with water it should last you several weeks but those flowers won’t last long at all which is a pity because they are so cute! You could always add in non-perishable elements like wooden easter eggs or some wispy nests. Might have to try this. Although i have to confess: I *just* took down a white pine wreath I made for Christmas!!
Boxwoods can last a long time. The flowers she added would be short lived but you could pull them out after they have lived their sweet time! Good luck!
If you are into wreaths, you must check out my friends blog: http://homemadeginger.blogspot.com/2011/03/vote-for-me.html Her wreath was a finalist in a Spring Door Decor contest. She is so inspiring.