Whilst in lockdown, it is important to focus on the positive. There are many ways in which you can grow your business, stay proactive and keep a positive mindset. Just a few ideas include re-designing your website, creating a journal or a blog, experimenting with new sustainable tools and exploring new ideas using greenery and blooms (if you have any at the moment!) from your garden. Here is a quick step by step guide that our team that are working remotely from home to inspire you to have a go yourselves.
Start by finding your ingredients to create your wreath. All you need is:
- Wire Coat Hangers
- Garden greenery (i.e. silver birch, ivy)
- Pair of scissors and/or wire cutters
- Garden twine or binding wire
Create the wire base by manipulating and bending the wire coat hanger. Be careful with the wire as it can be sharp. If you are doing this with your children, we recommend to do this process on their behalf before creating the wreath.
Firstly, attach the wire or twine to the wire wreath. You can easily do this by tying a double knot around the wreath or twisting to the wreath making sure that it is secure.
Begin creating the wreath by adding small cluster of greenery by binding the wire around the bunch and the wire frame. On this occasion, Debbie has chosen silver birch from the garden. Repeat the process by adding another small cluster of greenery to cover the wire (anti-clockwise). If you find the stalks or greenery is too long or do not fit with the desired look, you can cut these with scissors as you go along or at the end.
You can either add all the greenery (if you have different types i.e. eucalyptus, ivy, birch, bay) at the same time, adding different types into the small cluster or you can add one at a time providing you have enough wire or twine.
Once you have completed the base, you can now add the next type of greenery to the wreath. On this occasion, you can simply wrap, weave and twist the ivy around the wreath without needing to bind with wire or twine. Depending on where the wreath will be hung, will depend on whether you decide to bind the ivy onto the wreath – for example, if it is suspectible to alot of movement, aversive weather (wind, rain), binding would be recommended.
Once you have finished the wreath, the back should look like this. Make a loop using the twine or wire to allow you to hang onto your door.
Have a go yourselves? It really is that simple! Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing more ideas on how you can explore new techniques to expand your floral skill set using accessible materials in your home, your fridge and your garden! Like us, comment in the box below and share our ideas with family and flower lovers.