With this wreath I had won the first price of the competition in Winter Moments with flowers in Brugge 2013. Organized by Fleur Creatief. Below an explination how I created it
Smithers Oasis wreath of a 23 cm diameter.
100 leaves of freeze dried Stachys.
20 Chrysantemum Feeling Dark Green (Zentoo).
Floral adhensive glue.
Headpins with diamants.
Silver pearls & Star ornaments.
We will start by putting the oasis wreath on the aviarygauze and draw it on for the size of the gauze wreath. Then you will cut out the inner circle of the wreath just to create an opening. Then you only have to cut out the outside which we will keep between 10 and 15 centimeters bigger then the oasis wreath.
The gauze wreath has to be cut verticle because we want to have a bit conical shape wreath. This way it lays more beautiful on the table. Then you have to overlay the two sides of the wreath so you create the conicle shape.
The next step is to pick out the best Stachys and to put it on the gauze wreath. We will stick them on with floral adehensive glue in a way roof tiles lay on the roof.
To make the point of the star we will measure it out and make a line on the Stachys with a pen. Then you have to glue the pearls on in that line. You start with the inner star and then the outer. With two stars you can create more depth.
We will connect the oasis wreath and the gauze wreath together with a lot of staples. This way it will be very stable.
The Chrysanthemums will we stinged in the right shape of the star and very close to the oasis.
To finish it off you will pin some headpins with diamonds in two sizes between the Chrysantemums. Just to make it more glamourous and a Christmas feeling.
The star ornaments give the star shape more power.