Sunday, April 13, 2014

Feather Wreaths


Before hitting the road for Easter Break travels, we made Feather Wreaths. We hope you will, too. These are easy. They're sweet. Use them in multitudes of ways, for you or as gifts. Just click below for full instructions...

We had so much fun making these together and used a variety of feathers combinations. Feathers are available in multitudes of colors. I'm drawn to the natural colored feathers but, the colors in this wreath are very typical Swedish Easter colors and add a welcome vibrancy! You can choose to make these large for front doors or sweet and small as nice little gifts which can be hung from door handles. We think small gifts like this, with an invitation to come join us for coffee and bunny cupcakes (here) are perfect this time of the year.  (Here's our Autumn surprise to the same neighbor.)

Make wreaths large for a front door, as a decoration or as a gift! It you have pussy willows or blossoming trees near you, these work perfectly.

I was amazed, last week, in Dalarna (here,) with all of the decorations outside that used feathers. Bouquet with feathers, like these, from markets are more common to me and have them at home, too. We hope you might enjoy bringing a little Swedish Spring or Easter into your home this year, too!

Supplies:
Pussy willows
Florist Wire
Feathers

How to make

1)  Gently bend the pussy willows evenly and bind them together with florist wire. I think this words best if you have two sprigs overlap at almost the 1/2 way point point and binding there, as well. It is important to find the most fresh branches available and keep them in water. If these are dry, they will not shape as well. Small wreaths can be made with just a few pieces of wire as reinforcement, but, if making a large wreath, you can weave in a circular wire to help with the full structure.

2. Comple the ring by tying off the beginning and ends.

3. Add feathers, evenly, with florial wire and add ribon at the top so that it can be hung. I think these make perfect hangings for door handles.

Enjoy and Happy Willowday Wishes!


Something you might like:
Póp Up Bunny Cards 
Shadow Puppet Cards (These made great table toppers, too)
Swedish Easter Bouquets
Swedish Easter Wirches
Bunny Necklaces
Tiny Leaf Wreaths

4 comments:

  1. So pretty Gina! I really have to come to Sweden.

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    1. Thank you, Meri. And, there's only one other answer: YES!

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  2. That's so pretty, Gina! I love the willows (both with your blog too!). The feather reminds me of the dream catcher, I've always love mystical looking ornaments :)

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    1. Hi Onel, it's always so nice to hear from you! Of course, you're good eyes have spotted the willows, which I'm so glad that you like, too! That makes me so happy when people share what they see or feel pushed to new ideas or other used. Yes, I felt the same as these came together, too. To me, they feel like dream catchers, as well.. I had to stop myself stopping us from creating and tweaking them but was determined, this time, the project needed to be what I intended it to be. It's always so nice to hear from you!

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Thank you!