Saturday, 14 December 2013

A Christmas wreath inspired by nature

I love old man's beard, a wild clematis that is abundant in the hedgerows that line the lanes where I live.  The fluffy white 'beards' are illuminated by the low winter's light at this time of year which I find enchanting. I wanted to make a wreath using only old man's beard, but I found it really hard to bend the thick stems, so I used ivy from our garden to wrap around a simple willow hoops, made with four whips. 

I then pushed the old man's beard through the ivy and finished with a partridge feather that Stanley found on one of our nature walks. It looks a little rustic but I love it!

There's more wreath inspiration on my Pinterest winter wonderland board! 


  1. Gorgeous! I didn't know that is what they were called and that they were clematis! I always think that they look like they are from the muppets!

  2. Love your very natural, rustic wreath. Was planning to make something similar this afternoon with my 6 year old (she was keen on looking for feathers for it) but we got rained off. Having seen this even more inspired. Next weekend!


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