I know…I’ve been an awful tease.
First I gathered some pine cones, made them pop! and told you they were for a wreath.
Then, I decorated the mantel with a sweater vase filled with pampas grass and peacock feathers and mentioned the wreath.
And if you saw some of my posts on Facebook, you probably feel doubly teased.
Maybe you were beginning to wonder if you would ever see this wreath.
Today is the day for unveiling my Pampas Grass Wreath embellished with pine cones and peacock feathers.
So without further ado….drum roll please…
I love that nature provided everything except the frame to create this wreath.
The pine cones were cut to look like flowers.
They look really glossy, but I did not spritz them with poly. It seems the baking causes their resins to shine.
A few larger pine cones were cut to add a little relief of “flowers.”
It looks like the feathers are growing right from the flower swoop.
For added textural interest on the mantle, I created a twig vase and filled it with more peacock feathers.
The pampas grass wreath gives a hint of a sunflower. I wonder how it would look in August when the fields are full of sunflowers. I hope it lasts long enough to find out.
So there you have it….finally!
Please let me know what you think of this unusual wreath.
And because I know you’ll want to know how all of these things are made…a tutorial is coming next.
Remember, if you don’t have any decorating money….just look out your door. You might be surprised at what you will find.
[Edited: This post was featured at Roadkill Rescue.]
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