Interpretive Inspiration - Final Performance

|Branch Cut Modern Version One|

|Branch Cut Modern Version One|

Here we have the final prototypes for my reinterpretation of a holiday wreath...not one...but two ways.

|Branch Cut Modern Version Two|

|Branch Cut Modern Version Two|

Creating this look was my response to having flipped through an issue of the West Elm catalog.  It's now hip to get clever with your yard waste and clippings.  So I took some pruned branches in my yard and created some 'chips'.  The chips got a quick coat of clear sealant stain.

|Branch Cut Modern Details|

|Branch Cut Modern Details|

To make the rustic look a bit more contemporary and 'cutting-edge', I fashioned some quick floral fascinators to give the wreaths a contrast of texture and color as well as a festive vibe.   Again, I used long lasting succulent cuttings such as Aeonium and Sempervivum to punch things up with a bit of bold impact.  To elevate these succulents to a fresher design level I also incorporated Eucalyptus capsules, foliage, and the ever dramatic flower heads of Eryngium 'Sapphire Blue'.  I think the overall look is contemporary branch cut modern.  Very  now, new, and fresh.  Are you feeling this too?