A couple of weeks ago I picked up this grapevine heart wreath, with an idea I had in mind. I purchased the wreath at Moskatels in Los Angeles for $5.99.
As you all know, I love to forage, because there are so many amazing things you can find in your own back yard to use to create something beautiful.
Today on our daily walk I picked up all kinds of treasures. Several different kinds of pine cones, jacaranda pods, some eucalyptus leaves and a few small pods from some sort of cypress tree, they are small round pods with grooves in them and they look so cool! And the best part is all of this was free.
First I started with my wreath and my assortment of pine cones, some fresh curly willow I had left from last weeks lemon wreath class and some fresh eucalyptus I picked on my walk.
I attached the curly willow and some eucalyptus using the hot glue gun.
I then got out my clippers and started taking the pine cones apart, my goal was to get flat pieces of pine cone that looked like flowers. This was not as easy as I thought it was going to be, but some of the pine cones were easier to cut then others. My husband also got out some larger trimmers and helped me. If a pedal fell off, it was easy to use the glue gun and reattach it.
I then put wire around the pine cone slice and started to attach them to the wreath, I also added some hot glue so they would be nice and secure.
Once I finished attaching all of the pine cone slices, some jacaranda pods, and the small pods from the cypress tree and this is the lovely results I got.
As beautiful as it was, I decided to add some shades of pink to soften the look and make it feel more festive for Valentine’s Day, I used acrylic paint I had in my craft supplies, which meant the only money I had spent was for the wreath which was $6.
Give it a try, you will have so much fun with this project.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!