Here’s the great thing about working with clients – they come up with ideas that stretch me as an artist. I’d never have thought about doing a rectangular wreath.
But I’m always eager to try new things. We went with the colors I used on her Christmas tree. This pic is on my front door – will post another when I hang it on my client’s door.
I started with two square twig frames that we cut apart and wired together into the desired dimensions.
Then I wired on 2 strands of pine garland – on the inner side and outer edge to create more fullness.
Next I applied a full garland with varied pine tips and pinecones.
Then I positioned the large, focal flowers.
Since the chocolate colors are a bit dark, I added some gold ribbon for some light background. I just cut it into strips and weave it in and out.
Then I added the velvet chocolate ribbon. It’s so beautiful in person; pictures just don’t show it well.
I wired in some shatterproof ornaments.
Also added some hot glue to them once they were attached with wire so they’ll hold they’re position.
I found these gold tipped pine branches and cut them apart so I could just use touches of gold.
Then it’s just a matter of adding the finishing touches – berries, twigs. I added the red berries because the client’s door is red.
Different, isn’t it? I love the colors. I’ll post pics of her beautiful Christmas tree later.
Beautiful! Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day it is nice to meet you. Have a wonderful holiday season
Mommy Bear says
That is gorgeous! I have never thought about doing a rectangular wreath either but that turned out great!
Thanks for visiting the other day! I love this wreath – I made my first wreath at Thanksgiving and I was so pleased with it! Your work is beautiful – I’m not a crafty or artsy person at all so I’m always super impressed by people like you!
Colleen you are a star and yes it is just the two of us today. Everyone is crazy busy. Thank you for taking the time to share your creativity with us! You’re the best!
Kim -today's creative blog says
love the size and shape.