Photo by Mirna Mercke Schmidt

Photo by Mirna Mercke Schmidt

These wreaths are made with aromatic herbs that can be purchased at the supermarket; but, something that has always worked for me, is to take samples: small twigs of trees or shrubs growing in the neighborhood and note how long it lasts, in water and out of water. The adventure of seeking out those treasures of nature is undoubtedly priceless. Photo by Mirna Mercke Schmidt

Do-it-yourself: Wreaths

You will need wire (use a coat hanger), scissors, thread or floral wire and flowers.

Make a base using two wire coat hangers. Bind small bunches of flowers together using the thread or floral wire. Secure the bunches of flowers to the wire base using additional thread or wire.

I made these for our wedding, I had not yet discovered my artistic side, I was a full time secretary and I loved crafts.

Rebeca, Renée and the rest of the flower girls with their fresh flower wreaths that I made for, Patricia, one of my former Sunday school student´s wedding.

Another fresh and beatiful example: Kate Moss wedding party.