When I bought my pussy willow branches I just knew I liked them. I didn’t know that I would get to grow my own trees out of them. Nor did I know they are so easy to dry and keep for years.
When they sat infront of me I just imaged a pretty wreath. I wanted something simple and spring like, not an Easter wreath but something that embraced everything. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on this. I had everything except the willow £3 a bunch and the gypsophilia £1.50 a bunch.
You will need:
- Willow wreath ( mine is 40cm)
- Pussy willow
- Dried grass
- Statice ( dries perfectly)
- Robins ( Hobby Craft )
- Fimo clay in blue and white
- Kitchen scissors
- Glue gun
That’s it’s you can put as much or as little as you like. I wanted to showcase the the willow wreath. Then you just build it up. As this is a dry wreath I just used a glue gun to secure it.
I put the ivy on first, I kept a few leaves aside so that I could use them at the end to cover the glue. Then I added the grass to add a softness. The grass I had saved from my wedding bouquet, I only used a bit of it so I still have some left.
Gypsophilia is my favourite flower so I started from the top of the ivy and added the white flowers working toward the point where my ivy crossed. Then I repeated on the other side.
Then I added this purple statice which came in my birthday bouquet. it’s a pretty flower and comes in lots of colours I just thought it was pretty.
Last bit of foliage was the pussy willow branches. I only needed the tops of two. I picked forked branches and glued them to look like branches. I didn’t want it to look like a nest but I wanted it to be spring like. I hunted high and low for pretty eggs but I only needed 3 so I ended up making them.
I had some fimo in a dark blue and white. As I was mixing the colours together I made a beautiful marble effect. After I had blended them to a robins egg blue I added more blue to add the marbling effect. there was gold glitter on the table which got rolled into them. I put holes in them so I could wire them like beads. They baked well and I love how pretty they are.
They are the perfect finishing touch. I accidentally bought the robins in hobby craft. They are cute little clip on and to me they look perfect. I could have gone all out but I just wanted a simple wreath. After I gathered all the bits it took me about ten minutes to put it all together.
I wonder if I will make a summer wreath?