Wreaths throughout the seasons: learn how to make a seasonal heart-shaped wreath for Valentine’s Day
Today it’s all about creating seasonal Valentine’s wreaths – I particularly love Alice’s wild and twiggy heart with its bright red berries. These could be used to decorate your door this weekend or the smaller heart wreath would make a great DIY project for a wedding.
In case you missed it, on Monday we shared how to create a hellebore moss winter wreath as part of a new blog series called Wreaths Throughout The Seasons with our friend Alice from Lock Cottage Flowers. We’re hoping to inspire you to start putting up seasonal wreaths on your front door or in your home at times other than just Christmas.
Over to Alice…
How to make a seasonal Valentine’s wreath
This first Valentine’s wreath is made from British parvifolia (small leafed eucalyptus – smells divine) and dried lavender which isn’t too visible here, but is very fragrant. These smaller wreaths are terrific for hanging on a small space in the kitchen, or hanging on a doorknob. For weddings they make terrific chairbacks.
I used heavy duty garden wire – the kind used for wall training roses – a coat hanger could be taken apart and used as well. Don’t worry if the heart is slightly wonky – this is preferable.
A wild seasonal Valentine’s wreath
This next Valentine’s heart wreath is a wild messy one using all garden bits: heavenly bamboo berries, alder catkins, red tipped ornamental willow, and dried hairy material that I found in the woods. This is hard core shabby chic.
To keep a good spangley effect with the berries, the coverage needs to be sparse. By late winter, most berries will have been eaten up by birdies so the wreath should reflect that.
Next up: Winter viola and ivy table wreath
Just a reminder to check out our hashtag #11monthsofwreaths on Instagram and please tag your seasonal, foam-free, British grown wreaths to this tag.
For more flowery fun you can follow Alice on her Instagram and Facebook page. Lock Cottage is one of our recommended suppliers on The Natural Wedding Company directory so do go and check out her page and if you’re a bride-to-be add her to your list of favourites by clicking the ‘heart’ icon next to her listing.
Photo of Alice: Emma Davies Photography
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