I subscribe to many blogs and I scan them for interesting content and ideas that I can customize and make my own. Every now and again I find inspiration, like this lovely wreath from a Home and
called Terrain. Garden Center
I was immediately attracted by its simplicity and meager, but charming collection of botanical beauties, strategically situated on a pretty pussywillow wreath. Terrain offered instructions on how to make the gilding using real flowers but I thought I would try using silk counterparts.
It would be just as beautiful and last longer.
So, off I trotted to Pier One and Joann’s.
I purchased several artificial pussywillow branches, silk mini Roses, Ranunculus, flowering Rosemary, and green Hellebore.
I also purchased floral wire and wire cutters from the best old-fashioned hardware store ever, Deals, in
Older daughter would argue that the Stanley's True Value Hardware on Media, PA. Ridge Avenue
is the best traditional hardware store ever but that debate is not important to
this tale. Philadelphia
So here’s what you do:
These will become the left and right side of a heart….a long, thin heart looks pretty.
Note: If using fresh branches, the Terrain instructions say to form each branch into a teardrop, attach some wire to the bottom and let each fresh branch shape overnight.
I will make a real one when the flowers are in season. This wreath, whether the flowers are real or silk, is the prettiest little thing ever, don't you think?!