Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Spring Wreath

pussy willow spring wreath

Create your own Pussy Willow Wreath!

Pussy Willow (you can get this from your back yard, or maybe even a nearby river area... being legal of course)
A thick wire (an old wire hanger will work)
Hot Glue gun
Thin Floral Wire
Wire Clippers

spring wreath tutorial

Step 1. Form a circle with your wire. I used a thick gauge wire, but an old hanger would work great too!
Step 2. Wrap the stems around the wire, secure with wire. (you only need to use wire for the first layer)
Step 3. Repeat the process. You will want to weave the branches in and out of each other to hold

pussy willow spring wreath tutorial

Your wreath will start to look like this. Just keep weaving in and out and making sure all sides are evenly full.

pussy willow wreath

As you get closer, use your glue gun and smaller pieces of the pussy willow to fill in gaps and hide any unwanted wire. When you're finished you'll end up with this! I hung mine up inside so that I could bring the spring in! I love it.

pussy willow wreath
I made two. One for me: below and one for my mother-in-law: above.

pussy willow wreath tutorial

Do you like the bow? Check back later this week... I'm going to have a tutorial on bow making!

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lisbonlioness said...

this might just be the best wreath ever. no plastic, no wild colours, just nature. Bliss!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Totally lovin' the natural look. Looks fabulous!

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

very pretty. just lovely.saw you on paisley passions.


Janlynn said...

What a stunning wreath. i love pussy willows. In the I have to buy them. You are very patient to tie all those bundles and sweet to make one for your MIL.

Camilla Jones (CioCo Photography) said...

What a fun wreath! Thanks for linking up! Featured at!

Krista@TheGatheringPlaceDesign said...

I love pussy willow and there's nothing like free! You did a great job:)