Easter Twig Wreaths

Door, wall and table wreaths are traditional and commonly seen
decorations before and during Easter. Here are some innovative, contemporary
interpretations of this kind of arrangement made from bare twigs with
decorations in a limited range of colours.

 

 

 

 

 

To create the negative shape of two semi-profile wreaths, you need a large fresh flower foam sheet (61x122x6 cm) and a polystyrene ring in the desired or suitable size. Press the polystyrene ring with its curved side into the foam as a mould template. Previous soaking of the plug-in foam is favourable as the wet foam can be pressed in better without crumbling at the edges. In order to be able to produce both halves of the later fully round wreath at the same time, the polystyrene ring is pressed twice next to each other into the wide plug-in foam panel. Now the negative moulds for the half profile rings are available. Line them with thin foil as release agent. Cut the birch twigs into pieces a few centimetres long and mix thoroughly with wood glue. Fill the mixture of birch branch pieces and wood glue evenly and flush to the top of the plug-in foam board into the negative moulds. Now let both parts of the wreath dry thoroughly. After drying, whereby the wood glue has become completely clear and transparent, remove the halves of the wreath from the moulds and remove any foil adhering here and there. Clamp a birch branch between the two half profile wreaths and glue them together with hot glue. In addition, brown myrtle wire fixes the parts together.