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