Monday, February 10, 2014

a flower garland







The morning walk to Alice's kindy has become a treasure hunt. We talk about the day ahead and look for things to pocket - feathers, fallen blooms with pretty petals or stones that shimmer like glitter in the early sun. This morning we spied a brown tree leaf that looked just like a mini tassel. I took it home and wrapped its stem in sequins and then strung it on a woollen line with a few dried friends. They were waiting in a garland for Alice when she got home.

To make your own...


Gather some dried flowers. Strip the stems of small leaves and thorns and then cover with a small slick of hot glue. Wrap sequins, ribbon or strips of fabric around the stems and leave to dry. Arrange the flowers in a line as you'd like them to appear on your garland. One at a time, knot each bloom directly onto a piece of string or wool, starting with the middle flower and then working left to right. Finally, hang your garland with some cute tape.



3 comments:

  1. Oh I love it! So pretty. Whimsy and wonder. x x

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  2. I'm so glad to see you're back with some blog posts. Big encouragement and cyber hugs x Verity

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