DIY – Spring Wreath

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature  – Gerard De Nerval

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The poppies and cream puffs are in full bloom here in Northern California. We needed something to brighten up our front door. I was wanting to make a wreath – so I started brainstorming. I am inspired by the light, airy with hues of spring in California so I decided to get crafty and make nature-inspired paper flowers with spice dyed coffee filters.

Here is a simple DIY to a make a beautiful spring wreath!

IMG_7070    IMG_7449Grab some coffee filters, turmeric, smoked paprika and ground mustard. Pour each into a pot with 1.5 cups of water. Bring to a boil then take off burner and let cool. Dip or submerge a handful of coffee filters into each pot (you can mix dyes together to create an unique color) then hang up to dry. After they are dry; twist them into large (peony) and small (rose) shapes. Use floral wire to secure paper flowers to grapevine wreath.

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Using spices to dye these paper flowers give them an all natural earth tone appearance, proving that everything is nature is precious and interconnected. A bow made of fabrics like linen and burlap compliment the yellow and peach hues of the flowers and top of this natural DIY spring wreath.

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P.S. – We took a weekend trip to Santa Cruz – stayed tuned for a peak into low key surfer beach life!

Xo, Lucia

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