For several years now, dried flowers have been making a real comeback. Due to their long shelf life, they have become a popular decorative accessory for the home. Especially in autumn and winter, when the flowers have faded in nature, dried flowers are used to make your own four walls more cozy. But the dried flowers and grasses not only look good in the vase, they are also a highlight as a wall or table decoration. The trend even goes so far that dried flowers are now even the.
We at Bloomy Days are picking up on this trend and showing you how you can easily make a dried flower Advent wreath yourself.
How to do it:
You can use almost any kind of dried flower or grass for dried flower Advent wreaths. For example, gypsophila, everlasting flowers, sea lavender and grasses such as gloss and velvet grass are particularly beautiful. You can also get some fresh flowers such as B. Process hydrangeas or thistles. These slowly dry out over time and even change their color, a nice side effect.
If you have decided on a combination of flowers and grasses, you shorten the dried flowers to around 10 to 15 cm. Be careful when doing this, as the dried flower heads can easily break off the stems. The best way to shorten it is to use sharp flower scissors. When you have shortened all the stems, take a couple of stems from each variety and combine them into a small bundle. With the flower bundles, you can either mix different types of flowers or, for thinner grasses, combine several of one type. So that the wreath is even, you always wrap from the inside out:
Place the first small bunch on the inside of the straw wreath with one hand and wrap some wire around the wreath and over the stems of the dried flowers with the other hand. You should lead the wire tightly around the wreath several times. As soon as the bunch of dried flowers holds by itself, you take the next small bunch and place it next to the first. As you continue to wrap, make sure that the stems of the previous row are always covered by the flowers of the next row so that no stems stick out at the end. You do this until the wreath is completely wrapped in flowers and grass.
Place candles on the Advent wreath:
When the wreath is ready, the typical Advent candles are of course still missing. In any case, you should use high-quality, low-melting candles, which are especially important, self-extinguishing candles. These cannot burn down completely, which greatly reduces the risk of fire.
You can fix the candles with a classic Advent candle holder. These holders also prevent the wax from dripping directly onto the wreath. Alternatively, you can carefully insert a piece of thick wire into the underside of the candle and then stick the candles directly onto the Advent wreath.
Your dried flower Advent wreath is ready! With this you are right on trend and you are sure to receive many compliments from family and friends. Are you still missing the right ambience for your great Advent wreath? Then have a look at our friends from Westwing. There you will find everything for your stylish Christmas party.
If you want to use your wreath again next year, you can carefully pack it in a plastic bag or box after the Christmas season and then store it in a warm, moisture-proof place.