Spring Wreath Tutorial
Thank you for purchasing a Spring wreath kit!
If you're not using your kit ingredients right away, place your foliage into a few inches of water to keep it hydrated. If your moss base feels a little dry, before using soak in water and then squeeze out the excess.
Your completed wreath should last several weeks and your bulbs can be planted in the garden so they return next year! It is recommended that you spray your wreath once or twice a week to maintain freshness, they are not suitable for indoor use.
You can also add more fresh flowers to your wreath by pushing the stems into the moss. Flowers with strong wooden stems, such as roses are ideal for this but will need replacing every seven days or so.
Your kit includes:
12” wreath frame
You will need:
A very strong pair of scissors or secateurs
A workspace that you don’t mind getting a bit messy, such as a kitchen table.
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Split your pots of bulbs into 3-5 smaller clumps of bulbs. Taking small handfuls of your damp moss, wrap them around your bulbs and tie with twine to secure, this is called kokedama.
Attach your twine to your wreath frame, and then wrap it around the frame creating a zig-zag pattern.
Once you get back to where you started, lay sausages of moss on top of the twine zig-zag, securing it to the frame by wrapping the twine over the top in the same pattern as before.
Occasionally add in one of your kokedama (mossed up bulbs), securing with the twine.
When you have mossed up all of your wreath frame, leave the twine attached.
Cut your foliage down into 3-4 inch pieces, ensuring each piece has a sharp angled cut
Take pieces of different foliage an push them into the moss. The moss acts as a water source.
You want to push the stems in to the moss, so they completely cover one small section of your wreath, imagine your covering between the hour numbers on a clock face.
Then take the twine and wrap it around the bottom of the stems so that it binds the foliage pieces onto the wreath.
Repeat the foliage process a little further around the edge of wreath, covering the twine you used to secure the first section.
You can leave some of the moss exposed if you wish. A Spring wreath has a much more natural look than say a festive wreath, and you can always fill in any gaps at the end.
To add the cut flowers, make a guide hole in the moss base with a pencil, kebab skewer or similar. Push the cut stem of the flower into the moss and then secure with the twine.
When adding the the foliage around the kokedama, you may not be able to bind so easily. Instead you may need to push the foliage into the moss securely to cover around the uneven shape of the bulbs.
Repeat this process all the way around the wreath.
When you have greened up all the way around your wreath, turn your wreath over gently. Cut your twine and secure the loose end around the frame.
We hope you have enjoyed creating a beautiful wreath!