Saturday, April 25, 2009

How to make an olive wreath


Today our olive trees had their beauty trim before summer. The twigs came to a good amount and I remembered still having a good sized spare wreath base. Ideal circumstances to make an olive wreath! I love wreaths, they are easy to make from whatever nature gives and make such pretty decorations. Wearing my De Passage à Tokyo Twilly and Mors scarf ring (for a how-to click here).

The ingredients ~ vine clippings and olive twigs.

The wreath base is made by bending the vine clippings, click here for instructions.

Not having to make the base I started off by selecting as straight and long olive twigs as possible..

gathered them into little bunches..

and tied them with a fine metal thread onto the wreath base

work in progress

and ~ voilà! with 35 Birkin for size reference

I thought this one would make a wonderful wall hanging and it looks as if I have found the perfect spot for it!

12 comments:

  1. Sympa la couronne!!
    Je ne savais pas que l'on pouvait en faire une comme cela!!

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  2. Merci Bruno! On peut le faire avec les herbes aussi.. c'est très utile pour la cuisine!

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  3. Wonderful wreath T. Looking forward to your Lavender wreath! For some reason this project makes me hungry and sends me off to cook! :-)

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  4. Hi S, great to see you here! Bon appetit and have a great weekend!!xx

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  5. Really lovely! I like the simplicity of the olive leaf and using this makes quite an impact in a large wreath. It's elegant.

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  6. Thank you BM! With any luck, it should age beautifully too.

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  7. And it will always remind me of our lovely time in Vienna, dear Van! x

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  8. Simply B E A U T I F U L !!

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  9. Thank you dreamdoll. Soon you'll see the trees themselves :-)

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  10. Thanks a ton it was a good guide, now to make an olive wreath is simple with the help of your advice. Kudos

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  11. You are very welcome. Have fun making your wreath :)

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