I was on a beautiful winter walk recently and happened to spot a sweet small forest of sumac. As I admired their bright red against the white snow ~ inspiration hit ~ such lovely gift from nature to create a love-filled wreath with!
I gathered up an armload of the velvety berries (being sure to leave lots for the birds) and headed home to give it a try.
To create you will need:
cardboard ( I used an old pizza box)
Sumac berries (staghorn sumac ~ be sure you know exactly what they are meant to look like before heading out to collect!)
To begin, draw what ever size heart you want your wreath on to be and it cut out.
Fold your heart in half and cut out half a heart shape from of the center.
You can then fire up your glue gun...
and begin gluing your berry clusters onto the heart until all the cardboard is fully covered.
Next, fold your ribbon in half and glue the folded part to the back of your wreath for hanging.
Then if you choose you can then add a little glitter to bring some extra sparkle to your love. To encourage the glitter to stick as well as to help preserve your wreath, give it a spray down of hairspray before shaking on the glitter.
We shook it on and then took if outside in the sunshine to test its "sparkleability". It passed!
Ready for its new home.
Our heart full of love now hangs as a welcome to all!
May love and sparkles find you where ever you are.