inspirationbluewreath---lucyIt is officially Spring, my very favourite time of year. Hibernation is over and we remember what it is like to feel sun on our skin and not to have to wrap up in 5 layers! One of my favourite things about spring is flowers, I genuinely feel joy at seeing blossom on the trees for the first time. So when I was contacted by Country Baskets, asking if I would like to take part in their Easter Wreath challenge I said yes, please! Stocking craft flowers, ribbons, craft accessories, Country Baskets is the perfect destination for all floristry craft items and I loved perusing the site to see what I could find for my Spring Challenge!

workinprogress I settled on some beautiful Lilac, blossom, daffodils (of course!) and a beautiful wreath wrapped in Jute to go with some peonies, foliage and berries that I already had in my craft goodies.

Here is my guide to creating a beautiful Easter Wreath to enjoy year after year!

You will need: A wreath, Some ribbon, Spring flowers (I chose Lilac, blossom, daffodils, peonies and some berries and foliage), scissors and a hot glue gun.

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1. Take the wreath from country baskets and attach a loop of ribbon to the back with a hot glue gun. This can be as long or short as you like, about 5 inches long worked for me. Tie the ribbon colour in with the flowers, I opted for a soft green shade (also by Country Baskets)

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2. Select which colour palette you would like for your wreath. I loved the purple lilac and decided to team it with a soft peach, white and a kind of eggy yellow colour which I thought looked lovely and springlike and contrasted well.  But of course that is the beauty of making your own wreath, you get to choose!

3. Decide on your starting point. I wanted the lilac to be mine, as it was the largest of the flowers.

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4. Cut the flowers to size (ie cut off the stems where you need to) and attach them with the hot glue gun. I had to attach in a few places to make some of the flowers follow the curve of the wreath.

5. Build up the wreath with flowers, working your way round from the lilac, adding the main larger focal points first and filling in with smaller groups of blossom and the berries.

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6. Add some foliage before adding some of the flowers to make the wreath look fuller. This is especially the case under the peony heads.

7. Try to balance the colours out so the overall look of the design flows well. Don’t be afraid to take the decision to stop. I didn’t want my wreath to look too overdone and I liked being able to see half of the wreath.And there you have your very own Easter Wreath!

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