• Emily Dawe

How to make an Easter Wreath


Wreaths aren't just for Christmas, you know! I created this Easter wreath with the lovely people at FlowerBe, who supplied all the gorgeous greenery and flowers I needed to make an Easter wreath. I think it looks rather fabulous above my fireplace, but equally this would make a wonderful centrepiece for my Easter table...ahh the possibilities!

So...here's how you can create your own Easter wreath at home...

How striking does this wreath look above the fireplace - I love it! I decorated the mantel with pretty little Easter delights, as well as using some of the taller stems that Flowerbe supplied!

Credits for pic:

Little 'E', £3.50, Posh Graffiti

Rabbit, £4.95, Rex International

Gisela Graham ceramic bunny, £9 for two, The Contemporary Home

Chocolate eggs, from a selection at Rococo Chocolates

Pink bowl, £8, and little books, from a selection at Oliver Bonas

Little grey posy vase, H&M Home

Speckled eggs, bag of 12, £6.99 Gifts From Handpicked

'Do More of What Makes you Happy' print, from a selection at Wayfair

YOU WILL NEED

A selection of cut foliage from the garden (evergreen shrub or ivy)

Flowers of your choice

Mossing/binding wire

Secateurs

1 Cut a selection of ivy or stems of evergreen foliage from the garden or park (or nice neighbour!). Cut these stems into equal lengths with secateurs

2 Bunch together three or four stems of the foliage. Then, holding them in one hand, use the mossing wire to bind them together - Don’t cut your wire!

3 Take another bunch of three or four stems of foliage, and overlap them over the first bunch. Bring the wire to the base of thus bunch, then continue winding the wire around to secure.

4 Keep adding bunches of foliage, binding as you go, until you have the size of wreath you'd like. Complete the wreath by securing the two ends with more wire, cut off the excess.

5 Start to tuck flowers into the wreath, either dotting them around the whole wreath or just focusing them in one section. Simply tuck the flowers into the wreath, there's no need to tie them in, just nestle them securely in amongst the foliage branches.

6. Hang your wreath on a picture hook for a temporary change of scene, or use the wreath as a pretty table centre. Once the wreath is up add a few extra flowers and tweak the foliage, cutting off any stray pieces,

7 Finally pop a few artificial eggs at the base of the wreath - you could use real ones, but this could be a bit risky in case they fall out and make an eggy mess!

And, Ta-da! A gorgeous floral and foliage Easter wreath.

I'd love to hear what you think, please leave any comments below. And, if you decide to make one yourself, don't forget to tag @editbyemily on Instagram!

If you enjoyed this post, why not check out how to make a Tropical Leaf Garland

Or these inspiring Painted Pot Ideas, perfect for displaying some of Flowerbe's beautiful blooms

#Howto #Interiors #Styling #Flowers #Easter

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