Do you decorate with wreaths?
Did you know in doing so you are carrying forward a custom dating back thousands of years?
In ancient Rome people used wreaths as a sign of victory & celebration. The concept of hanging a wreath on your front door likely stems from this Roman tradition. As they say “when in Rome” hang a wreath & party on!
Unique wreaths were used in early Europe to identify a home much like house numbers are used today. Each house would have a different wreath often made with the flowers grown on that property.
The making of wreaths is an ancient & honored art. In making one you aren’t just getting your crafty on ~ you are joining in an age old tradition. Makes that trip to Michael’s for supplies seem a bit more important doesn’t it?!
So let’s not hesitate to continue the artful tradition of wreath making! Here’s the tutorial on how to make the My Soulful Home Nest Wreath…
- grapevine wreath
- spanish moss
- decorative eggs
- faux flowers
- burlap ribbon
- make the nests by curling an 8″ strand of moss into a circle & tucking one end into the hole but not all the way thru.
(your first nest might be a bit loose, but by the 6th one you all be flapping your wings, thinking about worms & creating tight little nests)
- arrange your nests on the wreath & glue
- glue decorative eggs into nests
- cut small sprigs of flowers from the sprays
- tuck & glue flower sprigs into the grape vine between the nests
- continue tucking in the flowers all around
- glue moss in between the flowers
- add a burlap ribbon for hanging or use a metal wreath hanger to display
Hang your nest wreath on your door in celebration of Spring and Easter. Let it be a sign to all those that pass that an artist lives inside and that there is always a celebration going on!!
Let me know if you like to decorate with wreaths, as I have an idea for another one brewing. If you like this one Pin it so others can share in the tradition!
Have a wonderful day…
** Kelly **
Linking up my Nest Wreath tutorial at the Scoop