How to make a natural wreath
We were asked by the team at Tom Raffield, an inspirational local furniture designer to create a tutorial for a natural wreath…
Using dried materials we created a beautiful wreath that will be long lasting and work well displayed on a shelf, hung on a wall, or as a feature above a mantelpiece. I used a selection of foliage including leylandii, fir tree branches (off cuts from the Christmas tree would work well too), contorted willow, dried eucalyptus, dried asparagus fern and dried thlaspi. Some of which I had stored away and some of which I foraged. It is important to note that when you are foraging you pick from your own garden or seek permission before taking from woodlands or hedgerows. You must always be sparing so not to damage the environment, and when pruning it is least harmful to the tree or shrub if you cut to the nearest nodule, to encourage new growth. If in doubt you can always ask your trusty gardener friend or family member!
I chose a mixture of fresh and dried materials to give a nice mix of textures!
You can see the full tutorial and find out more here… https://www.tomraffield.com/blogs/blog/how-to-make-a-natural-wreath