Native Fern Wreath
All December I have been pinning wreaths (like this one, and this one) hoping to make one myself…. We have been so busy, but yesterday things slowed down. I went out in the rain to pick some leaves and flowers. It’s a simple wreath. Nothing fancy and very easy. I hope you enjoy the photos and tutorial!
Last year I made chandeliers for my sisters’ Christmas presents and I had some metal strapping (like this) left over that I bent into a wreath shape. It worked really well with its holes and flexibility but any round, roughly wreath shaped object would work! Or… if you wanted to be fancy, a wreath frame from a craft shop would be perfect. 🙂
All of the leaves I used were from a native plant out the front of our house. You might have noticed that I did pick some flowers but I only ended up using the leaves keeping it simple but pretty.
Most tutorials use florist’s wire which we didn’t have at the time so I just used some twist ties from the kitchen. I stripped the plastic off them with scissors so they weren’t as obvious in the wreath and they worked perfectly. It only took about 15 to hold to hold everything on.
Grab small bundles of leaves and place them all around the wreath, inside and out, securing them with twist ties. When you have gone right around the wreath add a few strands where needed to even it out and you are done! It’s that easy 🙂
I could love to see any wreaths you make so please send us photos 😉