Saturday, 13 October 2018

Autumn Activities || Under the floral spell

A U T U M N . . . . Oh how I love you!!! 
Inspired by Country Livings article by Bea Andrews on autumn arrangements, I decided to make the most of the season and create an autumnal wreath. 
Taking advantage of the seasonal blooms up for grabs at my in-laws farm, off I went to collect cuttings of autumnal coloured flora. 

Good haul! 

My desk for the weekend :-)

Be sure to keep hydrated!

The importance of staying hydrated . . . . 

I used stripped back willow branches to craft the foundation of the wreath as they are quite bendy. A bucket came in handy to manipulate and shape the wreath, using gardening wire to secure the structure.

Is it cheating? I'm not sure?! To give the wreath longevity, I purchased a faux ivy vine. When the real blooms start to turn, the vine will still look vibrant.

Start adding blooms, carefully wrap them around the wreath foundation. Securing with gardening wire as you go. 

I loved the sunset colours of this faux bloom on the left, it matched beautifully with the vibrant orange berries picked from the garden 

A cuppa and a bowl of crisps . . . living the dream!

Similar to my method whilst working on print designs, I like to work on two pieces at the same time. You can take your eyes away from one and come back to it refreshed with a new perspective.

The finished products! 

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