Spring Porch + Curly Willow Wreath
March 26, 2012
Hey everyone, thanks for all the thoughtful comments on the purpose filled home post, I’ve read every one, I really appreciate your fantastic insight! I finally got that patch of sun I was waiting for all weekend long, so I was able to get my hands dirty with some new plantings for the front porch.
I replaced the dying Italian cypress with these pretty blue Potato Bush topiary trees and some ‘Glamorama’ pansies. Out of storage came the outdoor medallion pillows I’ve had for two summer seasons (found at a local garden department). The striped ones are these Esther pillows found on sale at Joss & Main.
Other porch plantings include Stock, Azalea, trailing Calibrachoa, and blue Senetti. The peacock blue and bright green pots are from last year’s summer outdoor table.
I made a quick wreath for the front door – I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, I didn’t want anything too bulky, but I remembered a friend of mine has a huge curly willow tree so she clipped some branches at my request and I made a natural wreath out of them with some supplies on hand. Cheap and easy!
First take an ordinary wire hanger and make it round like I did with these fresh rosemary wreaths. Then using floral wire, twist a few of the larger branches around the wire form and secure them with floral wire – leave a little room to fit a few more branches inside then clip away any excess wire.
Weave smaller branches in and out of the larger branches secured with floral wire to form an organic shape.
Leave all the tendrils flowing and natural . . .
. . . or embellish with ribbon and tuck in some faux Easter eggs to welcome spring.
Whimsical, natural, perfect!
Linking up to Rhoda’s Spring Door Decor party!