All levels | 28 min 57 sec
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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I love the simple woodsy but elegant look of the boughs! I live in the woods and can't wait to get out there to find some natural beauty to hang on my doors. I want to get some fresh eucalyptus to make a bouquet to hang in my bathroom. I love the smell and healthy properties of eucalyptus. I have some oil that I'll put on some of the dried flowers to make it an even stronger smell of eucalyptus!!! Thank you Cobra for an excellent tutorial! You did an awesome job. Joani B
February 18, 2023