‘Decemeber 19th, The simple beauty of a pine wreath’
I wish I could portray smell through writing at the moment… as it lingers of fresh pine and buttery sag in the kitchen. As I sat here making the wire base for the wreaths, I’m drinking warm glögi and indulging in figs, my favourite December fruit. These plump figs have been simply cooked in butter and fresh sage topped with toasted pine seeds with a touch of salt. Luxurious and elegant, just like these understated pine wreaths. Even though the kitchen is an utter mess after making these wreaths, it really is worth it at the end of the day as they spread so much festive joy in the easiest way. Now, I don’t think I need to craft another tutorial for this post, as my blog already has a fare amount of wreath/flower crown guides. So if you are interested, scroll back and make sure you have a good selection of thicker and thinner floral wire before you get started.
Last week, I picked up lots of excess pine branches when we were chopping down our Christmas tree and wanted to take advantage of the beautiful branches. As I do every year, I made wreaths this time purely from traditional and a mixture of silver pine. You can essentially make wreaths from any material, such as natural evergreens, straw, pinecones, and eucalyptus. Since our forests are filled with blueberry and lingonberry branches, they also make a durable material for wreaths.
Wreaths are made to celebrate the cycles of nature to showcase the beauty of the current season. I don’t know is it because of the tradition of making wreaths than comes from my mother, or is it so that I love being crafty with my hands and always find beauty in the simplest of floral arrangements. A minimal Nordic style wreath is an elegant addition to Christmas decorations; it looks stunning on the front door and windows or even incorporated into a table setting. There is so much more meaning when you creative something yourself as you have to put much more effort into it than simply just buying something readymade.