Make a living wreath has never crossed my mind, in fact I never understood the purpose of them, they die pretty quickly no matter which plants we use, but when I learned the topic chosen by Igor and Judith for this month's Urban Jungle Bloggers - Planty Wishes for 2016, that's exactly what came to my mind.
To me, simbolically, a living wreath represents us, humans. Like us some plants are fragile and delicate, some are strong. Like plants, humans are created beautiful, and both have a Life spam.
Plants don't have any choices, they simply are, but no matter their shape, their texture, their color, they always bring joy and beauty to the world. We have choices and yet we not always bring joy and beauty to the world.
My planty wishes for 2016 is that we all look at the plants, look at Nature, and get inspired by them. We have a choice, remember? We can choose love over fear.
Most of us are not in a position to make decisions that will affect a large number of people, but every single thing we do makes a difference. Let's spread more kindness, small acts of kindness can go a long way in making the world a better place.
For the sake of all of us, I wish we all have the will to make this world a better place.
Now back to make my living wreath. Like most of my diy projects, making this wreath was very easy to assembly and very relaxing. I started by putting a small branch together, wrapping it with floral wire and gently tie it to my grapevine wreath, but soon I realized that the plants with tough stems could be directly put into the wreath. So easy.
I love the texture and color of moss, so I tuck some into the wreath so it looks as if they were growing there naturally.
The smell in the room from the pine branches and the beautiful mess on my dining table - priceless!
I made it yesterday, and I've been spraying it with a mister. It still looks fresh and beautiful.