Beatrice Helman of the beatnik kitchen created the loveliest DIY for us today: Floral Wreaths! These beautiful arrangements can be hung on doors, or used as centerpieces, or even put into hair (hello wedding season!). Directions and notes are below, plus I encourage you to visit Beatrice's blog for more creative ideas.
From Beatrice: Wreaths aren’t just meant for winter. Few things say spring more than flowers, whether they be on a wall, in your hair, or in a mason jar. Instead of (or maybe in addition to), traditional flowers in a vase, try putting these floral wreaths on the wall or the door. It’s an unexpected and simple way to fill up a white wall. It’s also much easier than one would think—and you get to play with flowers for a few hours. It doesn’t get better than that!
What you need: a few feet of thick wire, depending on how large a wreath or how many wreaths you’re going to make, a foot of thin wire, wire clippers, a sheet of wire mesh, twine, needle and thread, and tape, just in case. Buy three to four bunches of flowers, in whichever color palette you prefer. Also buy one bunch of greens, whether it be berries, cherry blossom branches, or herbs. I chose rosemary and recommend it - it’s easy to work with and smells like late afternoon summer.
This is where decisions have to be made: choose either the wire or the mesh option. The wire will produce a more traditional wreath or crown shape, while the mesh will result in a half moon shape that lends itself to being a truly unique centerpiece. If you’re going to go the centerpiece route, I suggest using flowers that are similar in tone and pairing the piece with a rustic object, such as a wooden box or flower filled jars.
Recommended flowers include: herbs, lilacs, daisies, pansies, lady’s mantle, geraniums, lavender, lilies, and roses. The best flowers to use are sturdy ones with volume. Find them at local farmers markets, flower markets or even at the grocery store. Read More