During this time of self-isolation many of us are taking advantage of being at home by doing spring cleaning. This however can become tedious at times and it's nice to take a creative break that still feels productive, so let's bring a little spring into our homes by making a seasonal wreath!
As the new growth has begun it is a perfect time for harvesting materials to make your wreath. The first tutorial I am sharing shows you how to construct a wreath using dogwood and the second tutorial uses pussy willow. These are both in season right now and can be harvested on your daily walks from places right in your community. When harvesting I try to only clip what I need and to take just a little bit from each plant so as not to do too much damage allowing the plant to still grow. You could always choose to harvest from the roadside where this growth will be cut down anyway. These two wreaths are quite simple and are nice if you like a minimalist or natural look however they can both be easily embellished using ribbons, scrap material, decorative knick knacks or other bits of seasonal decor you have lying around the house. If you are making Easter eggs this year try adding some of those to your wreath for a festive feel. The third and fourth links offer you some wreath variation that uses Easter eggs. These examples use artificial eggs however if you are delicate with it you can use real ones too. The last version of a wreath that I am sharing is catered to our younger audience and it uses a cut paper plate and tissue paper. This tutorial shows you a Christmas version of this wreath however by use bright colours or pastels you can make your wreath more springy.
Wreaths are great ways to decorate your home both inside and out. And if you display your wreath outside it can be enjoyed by your neighbours as well.
If you do build a wreath of your own we would love to see it! Take a picture and tag us #temiskamingartgallery.
That's it for now. Have a great day folks. Toon in tomorrow for another great art/craft idea.
Sincerely; Your friendly neighbourhood art gallery.