Fresh flower wreath

One rainy day last week, while Alexander was having a mid day nap, I went around the garden to gather some flowers to make a fresh mini flower wreath. It was a bit trickier that I'd expected, what which the delicate flower heads falling out of their stems but in the end, with a bit a patience and a lot of gentle coaxing, I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. I think it'd look beautiful on the front door to welcome any guests in.
The inspiration for this little craft project came from the beautiful paper flower wreaths that my friend Jen of Papetal fame created for her first solo craft exhibition which launched a couple of months ago. I think it's interesting how her paper creations, inspired by Mother Nature have me creating a (far less elaborate) version made with fresh flowers. It's bit like nature mimicking art, isn't it?
the inspiration: paper flower wreath by papetal
 Here's a little tutorial if you're interested to make one too!

You'l need:

Fresh flowers (pick a variety to add colour, texture and interest)
Embroidery hoop
Scissors
Sticky tape
Method:

1. Trim and remove excess leaves from flower stalks. Position on hoop and secure with sticky tape.

2. Repeat with remaining flowers, making sure to overlap to hide the sticky tape.
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And on a separate note, I'm on Peach Macarons today, answering ten questions about blogging. If you're interested in finding out more about my creative process, as well as some of my blogging tips and advice, head over there now.


24 Responses to Fresh flower wreath

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

That wreath looks gorgeous Trishie! The flowers you chose are lovely.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Briseidy said...

wow!~ so pretty!

kidgranny said...

Both versions are beautiful :)


& I love tip #10! It's such a simple concept, but a lot of people forget about it sometimes.

Ananka said...

This is so pretty and such a great idea. Really simple to make too :-D

Leanne Barnett said...

This is so pretty, I might give it a go when I'm expecting guests- really lovely.

My Garden Diaries said...

SO pretty Trishie!!! Wishing you a lovely week friend! I will have to hop on over! Nicole xo

jo said...

The wreath is so pretty! You are so creative Trishie! I read your interview and I agree with all your points. I can't believe you took all your pics on your iphone. They are so beautiful!

xo Jo

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Anouk said...

The wreath looks so pretty! So cool that you get to create all these beautiful things.

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soph // and other things said...

This is the sweetest!

burntfeather said...

super pretty Trishie! I'm off to read your interview :)

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Oh wow Trishie, that's beautiful! It would be so lovely placed on the door to welcome guests to a spring brunch! Beautiful.

Charu Sharma said...

Such a gorgeous wreath and a great DIY!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Kisses
Charu
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Marjorie G said...

I must say it's really charming. If only I live in a place with fresh flowers around, I'd definitely make my own version.

Coffeehan

libys11 said...

omg!! this is incredibly beautiful!!! :D

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Sharlynn Ng said...

So delicate and gorgeous! I would think that a fresh flower wreath takes a lot more work to put together than a faux flower one! You've done an awesome job! I would love one hanging on my door or wall!

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

This is so pretty. :) I enjoyed reading your interview at Peach Macaron. I'm quite surprised to see that your beautiful photos are from your phone and not from a SLR.

Rigel Barry said...

love the wreath! such a beautiful touch. Lovely having you feature on my blog too :)x

Jane said...

oh definitely beautiful! patience does it!

Shirley Tay said...

The wreath is a beauty, Trishie! xoxo

Midnight Cowgirl said...

You make the prettiest projects! What a lovely way to display fresh flowers :)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Gorgeous wreath - I love the wooden ring! Lovely inspiration wreath, too! You are so creative! xo Karen

sonia de macedo said...

You make this look so easy!

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Azura Chan said...

Lovely! You are really good with flowers...

Beauty Box said...

You make something so gorgeous so doable! I cannot believe that's all it takes. Though I must say you have a great eye for colours and shapes, esp with flowers. It was a really nice interview with Peach Macarons. Love the photo of you and Alex. Yes, I wouldn't know what to do when Charles drops his single nap! lol! #mummybloggerproblems