Looking for a bit of seasonal foliage to greet you at your front door? In this class, Cobrina of Creativebug shows you how using fresh, dried, or faux leaves and flowers can create a simple bough for your door or anywhere in your home. She demonstrates two of her favorite ways to hang these lovely sprigs - a simple upside-down bouquet hung by a ribbon, as well as one that uses branches to make a triangle shape, creating a more modern feel. Whether you collect foliage from the outdoors or want to use a beautifully fading bouquet, these botanical boughs are easy to update and refresh throughout the seasons.
Here’s what you’ll need:
To make the Door Bouquet:
- Fresh, dried, or faux flowers and leaves
- Heavy duty scissors or clippers
- Rubber bands
- 1-1.5" wide ribbon, about 60"
- Thumbtack or nail for hanging
To make the Triangle Frame:
- 3 sticks of equal length (about 14-16"), such as foraged branches, bamboo or birch
- Rubber bands, floral wire, and/or floral tape
- String, twine, or other small cording, about 36"
- Create a layered bouquet
- Tie the Common Whipping knot with ribbon
- Affix a bouquet to a triangle frame
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44 users recommended this class to a friend
I've tried making boughs like this before but they never looked quite finished. Thanks for showing how to secure and wrap the ends to create a beautiful hanging. Can't wait to try making one with the triangle frame using red-twig branches from my yard.
13 hours ago
Patron of Vancouver Public Library
I was very impressed by the experimental aspect of working the pieces with guidance as to decisions she was making.
3 days ago
This was interesting. It was good that she so clearly showed each step that she took. Her explanations were good and simple to follow.
4 days ago