At first I was inspired by radishes at spring time.I made my radish wreath for Easter decoration -is a great way to celebrate spring..
Well,yes i know ,now its summer time – but if you like a not-so-traditional ways to decorate your summer party, it will be a good idea to decorate your party with radishes…
Radish wreath – by BIA Design
If you don’t have a good place to hang a wreath, use it on the table as a centerpiece: It will dress up any dinner party or outdoor gathering.
Radish wreath by BIA Design
and of course you can eat it…
How to make your own Radish wreath:
Radishes Buy 15 to 25 bunches in a variety of colors and shapes (if that sounds like a lot, trust me; you’ll need more than you think).
Make a bouquet of two or three radish bunches, then wrap the wire around the bouquet a few times, leaving a long strand of wire (you’ll use it to anchor the radishes to the frame). Position the bouquet on the frame, with the radishes facing up and the leaves toward the back. Secure the bouquet to the frame by twisting its wire around the frame, then clip off the leftover strand of wire.
Continue to repeat step 1, attaching each new bundle close to the radishes that are already wired on, making your way around the wreath.
After you have completed the circle, step back and see if there are any holes or uneven clusters. Attach individual bundles or radishes where needed for a bountiful effect.
Note: Radishes should last up to two days; spritz with water to keep them looking fresh.
Harvest wreaths, a common household decoration today, are a custom with ancient roots in Europe. The creation of harvest wreaths in Europe can be traced back to ancient times, and is associated with animistic spiritual beliefs. In Ancient Greece, the harvest wreath was a sacred amulet, using wheat or other harvested plants, woven together with red and white wool thread. The harvest wreath would be hung by the door year-round.
Harvest wreaths were an important symbol to the community in Ancient Greece, not merely to the farmer and his family. The festivals devoted to Dionysus, the Oschophoria and Anthesteria, included a ritual procession called the eiresîonê. A harvest wreath was carried to Pyanopsia and Thargelia by young boys, who would sing during the journey. The laurel or olive wreath would be hung at the door, and then offerings were made to Helios and the Hours. It was hoped that this ritual would bring protection against crop failure and plagues.
In Poland, the harvest wreath (wieniec) is a central symbol of the Harvest Festival, Dozynki. Wreaths are made of different shapes and sizes, using harvested grain plants, fruit and nuts. The wreath is then brought to a church for a blessing by a priest. The tradition includes a procession to the family home from the church, with a girl or young woman leading the procession and carrying the wreath. The procession is followed with a celebration and feast. Ukraine, Hungary, and other Eastern Europe cultures also have similar rituals that began as part of pre-Christian culture.
(the slideshow: a part of my wheat wreath collection)
You have tons of pictures and maybe even video of your summer vacation at the beach and you also managed to bring back a pail full of seashells. Making a wreath out of the seashells is an afternoon project that will make a nice remembrance of that summer trip. Children will love work on a wreath project. Making wreaths is a fun, inexpensive way to use found objects in home.
Making a seashell wreath is pretty easy. There’s no expensive equipment or supplies to buy. The biggest expense will be in purchasing a high temp glue gun.
The Things you will need:
-hot glue gun and glue
A wreath can be used on the front door of a home or in a bathroom or kitchen or as party decoration table centerpiece.
A wheat wreath symbolizes bounty and wealth.As bright and beautiful as summer sunshine itself, a dried wheat wreath will bring a welcoming beacon to any home or office decor. Wheat is a symbol of generosity and plenty, and the signification of wheat is love and charity. A wheat wreath on a doorway adds a feeling of hospitality and welcome to any who may enter. Dried wheat wreaths will last for years, and add beauty whether placed on a door or as a focal point on a wall or as table centerpiece. A beautiful addition to any decor , makes a wonderful gift that will bring long lasting joy to the recipient. Wheat wreaths are each unique and hand made.