Cathy does an amazing job hosting the IAVOM. Every week she manages to find something to share with us. Well there is snow on the ground here and the challenge seems almost impossible, yet….
This is my wreath I made for my boss using hydrangeas I grow in her garden.
I picked some of the flowers in November while they still had some colour and hung them to dry in her greenhouse.
I wrapped a florists metal ring in moss and then greenery followed by the flower heads. I wired each stem to enable them to be secured.
A few small white and silver baubles were added and a silver ribbon to finish off.
So a little variation from the true IAVOM but faffing with flowers was involved. I hope you like it. Now do take a look at the other contributors on Cathy’s blog.
Have a good week and be careful out there on the ice.
It’s a lovely idea to use dried flowers on a wreath at Christmas. I am not sure I can come up with anything today as it is snowy and icy here too! Take care!
So icy here this morning. Transport in chaos. Could you share your Christmas decorations perhaps?
I haven’t done much more than arrange some greenery on a tray with a candle! Simple, but pretty. I’ll put a picture on my next vase post. 🙂
Oh do as I know it will be lovely
so very pretty.
I have to tell you that the sky here looks like snow too! I love how you made your wreath. I still don’t know how you could give it to anyone even if the flowers did come from their garden.
What a great idea for a wreath. I think dried hydrangeas are even prettier than fresh ones. They turn such lovely antiquey shades.
Thanks Chloris do you know I think I agree, those antique shades are interesting and pretty
Diana Studer said:
Not a hydrangea fan, – but in your wreath they are refreshingly beautiful.
Thank you. Maybe you’ll become a convert?! I’m an ardent fan of hydrangea these days
As I probably said before, these pastel shades are so pretty – or ‘antique’ shades as you and Chloris eloquently call them. Were there spare blooms to make one for yourself?
Kris Peterson said:
How lovely that wreath is! Your boss is lucky to receive it.
Thanks Kris. It is pretty but the boss loves it so I’m happy it is appreciated
Beautiful. I love hydrangea heads. I’m planning to make mine tomorrow. All the foliage is covered in snow, so haven’t picked it yet. Love yours.
All icy this morning. Look forward to seeing your wreath
Minus 4c today. Just trying to keep warm here. No wreath making. All the foliage is still on the tree!
Even the dog dragged me back today, too cold on her paws.
The cat is going outside for the bare minimum. Blooming perishing here. I’ve seen a dog walking along with snow boots on,never knew they was such a thing. Keep warm xx
So cold today. Snow boots for dogs, whatever next?!
That’s what we said 🙂
Antique shades was always my favorite pansy cultivar. A lovely description for your wreath with the touches of holiday silver. Lucky, boss indeed.
Ah thank you. Yes I like those pansies too
Eliza Waters said:
Very lovely – the soft pastels give it an old-fashioned look. Well done!
Thank you Eliza
Noelle M said:
Faffing around? Indeed that’s what we all do…with flowers, with plants, and in our gardens. Sharing on this IAVOM is both an incentive and a celebration of our faffing around. Love your turn of phrase…and your delightful wreath.
It is a good word, a bit silly, flippant even, thank you.