Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature – Gerard De Nerval
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!
Grab 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.
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.
P.S. – We took a weekend trip to Santa Cruz – stayed tuned for a peak into low key surfer beach life!