Natural Wreath Making – with Sarah Tuckey from The Botanical Collective.
Foraged & Gathered – ‘bush meets the coast’ – Christmas Wreath
This is a little step by step guide on how to make a simple earth inspired foraged Christmas Wreath.
I like to use 3 or 4 contrasting textures, all with wonderful scent that will stick around even when the wreath starts to dry.
You could also add dried or fresh flowers, slices of dried fruit, pine cones or herbs – anything goes really – it’s just fun to get outside forage, discover and explore.
- Branches or sticks
- Anything goes really depending on what is in season and what draws your eye.
Foraged and Gathered
- Native flowers, eucalyptus leaves, pods, pinecones, shells,
- Dried or fresh flowers, slices of dried fruit, Banksia pods, gumnuts, olive branches and seasonal herbs such as Rosemary, Lavender Lemon Myrtle.
- Anything goes really – it’s just fun to get outside and breathe in nature.
- Twine or floristry wire to hold bundles in place and attach to sticks
Forage and gather fallen sticks, leaves, pods, flowers to create your festive wreath.
It’s now time to start your wreath making – find a space in nature … it could be the beach, forest or your garden.
Play and experiment with the placement of your foliage and your triangle.
Its fun to play with a variety of materials depending on your desired look.
Attach your bundle to the frame by wrapping vines or floristry wire around your bundle before attaching to the stick frame.
A simple wreath filled with love, a connection with nature and a story … this style of wreath can grow and evolve over time and that’s what makes it so special.