Tis the season to opening our doors and basking in the warmth of each other.
Here is a woodsy wreath to welcome with...
I began creating this wreath to place on my father's grave. I wanted a piece of us and his Canadian homeland, to grace his grave in the states. As the wreath came to life I decided that it would adorn my door first, filling up on the love and wonder this season offers and then travel to lie with him in his resting place. The idea comforts me ~ a simple offering to feel connected in our separation.
To create you will need
A grapevine wreath
A glue gun
To begin gather up your twigs, floral wire and grapevine wreath. Following these instructions create your twig wreath.
Next add your cedar boughs with a dab of (glue gun) glue until all wire is hidden and your wreath looks flush.
Glue chestnuts around the inner center of your wreath.
Glue pine cones around the chestnuts.
Glue on your berries.
For the center ~ Glue milkweed pods into a star shape. Add their center strips into the star and place a piece of star anise in the center.
To attach in the center, glue a thin stick across the inside of the wreath and then glue your star to that.
Here it shall fill to the brim with all the comings and goings of this magical season.
~ Welcoming ~
(who could resist ; )
With Welcoming Warmth
~ Shanti ~