Yup........I said it.......I'm not going to "fake it'"anymore, people!
Here is one of my pretty autumn wreaths that I've been using on my front door for the last several years. I made it with silk flowers and have been very pleased with it............ until...
my Floral Design teacher opened my eyes.... I made this beautiful fall wreath using REAL flowers last week. Who knew you could do this? I was stunned at the ease and beauty of using the real stuff!
Here is the trick.
Run to your nearest floral supply store and pick up this handy dandy little gizmo, I think it might be called an oasis cage...I'll have to check with my teacher. Its the oasis foam that you soak in water on the inside and the little cage keeps it nice and tight.
You then take a floral chenille stem (otherwise known as pipecleaner) and wire it onto the bottom of the wreath. Grab your flowers , grasses and leaves and you're on the way!
Ofcourse, you'll have to keep it watered and will have to replace some flowers every now and again...
I'm not going to throw away my "fake" wreath.... but as a special treat or for a special occasion, I will most definitely enjoy creating a fresh flower wreath for my door!
So I brought the fake wreath inside while I was taking the above pictures and just haphazardly placed it on the end of the staircase.... Do you see anything unusual about it? ( I didn't at first.)
I about jumped out of my skin, when I grabbed it to put it away when this scary "dinosaur"appeared before me!
Uggggggghhhhhhhhhh........ I had to act fast, as I nudged him to hop on and threw the wreath out the front door.
Here's a quick transformation..... A halloween arrangement I made for my class....
I turned the pumpkin around and.... TA DA... now it's ready for Thanksgiving!
Another small arrangement.....
Susan is hosting a metamorphosis party at her place, so why not go check it out?