WREATH OF THE MONTH – INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE

Hey, this is the first summary of our monthly Instagram challenge #wreathofthemonth

Sharing those winning images is very special to me because this challenge has already a very special place in my heart!

Without having told a lot of people about our new adventure Berit & I started this challenge because we were very passionate about wreaths. I could not have been happier: so many beautiful photos were turned in! THANK YOU!
So each month Berit and I will chose our winner and 4 favorites and share it with you {also, I can’t wait to see Berit’s favorites…}
So this is my winning image for April:
wreath of the month private_lawn4
Doesn’t this image by PRIVATE_LAWN4 look breathtaking? I really love it because here you can see what an impact a wreath can have on interior decoration! It looks, like it belongs there – for like ever! It looks natural and yet so festive. What a great way to live with wreaths!
wreath of the month #wreathofthemonth
These other wreaths are really spacial to my heart, too!
The first one shows a wreath by my beautiful friend jocelynhefner. You might think I am biased here but she really surprised me with her first attempt to make a wreath – it is simply a stunner! Can you smell the citrus fruits? She said, I got her hooked and is there a more beautiful thing to hear?
The second one shows a simple & wild wreath by juliatrlr. Without seeing her picture I had a very similar wreath on my mind. I collected those white blossoming branches too but before I had time to form a wreath, they wilted. So this image is a beautiful reminder of how pretty a simple wreath can be.
The third one is just too cute not to share! Ok, maybe it’s passion_shake, who is even cuter, but how can you forget this dancing flower girl…
And finally, the last one by the sweet visnja_k from Cali! Without knowing this, she took a picture of my all time favorite wreaths {OK, OK, and the door, too}! I was obsessed by the beauty of this wreath from the moment I saw it on Pinterest! I even made a citrus wreath myself! And this brilliant lady just snapped this picture on her daily route thinking about me! What a beautiful world we live in!

I hope you have enjoyed the first round – I certainly did – and am so looking forward to new beautiful wreaths.

Have a great weekend, A. XO

BUTTERCUP STATEMENT BOUQUET

I can’t tell you HOW HAPPY I am that spring has finally come! I love the wintertime and especially snow but this winter has really got me to my knees. I can’t remember being so tired in my life – grey weather for months – ugh! You probably can imagine what this spring, sun and the blooming nature has done to me… It woke me up and I am arranging and rearranging flowers every day!
buttercups with dark leaves bouquet via Stilzitat blog
buttercups with dark leaves bouquet via Stilzitat blog
Next to the greens around me, those dark red leaves have had a huge impact on me. Aren’t those beautiful? So shiny & new but then again so dark & dramatic.
buttercups with dark leaves bouquet via Stilzitat blog
Please don’t tell me, that these leaves leave you unimpressed 🙂
The rest of the images are here for you to enjoy!
buttercups with dark leaves bouquet via Stilzitat blog
buttercups with dark leaves bouquet via Stilzitat blog
Wishing you a great start to this week! Enjoy, A. XO

WREATH OF THE MONTH {APRIL}

Hey,

its the time of the month again, where Berit from Marmelade Kisses and I are showing you our wreaths of the month. It was in March, when we started out our challenge – for all of you to join & enjoy – #wreathofthemonth

Every last day of the month we will show you the wreaths we made and a few days later we will announce 4 favorites and one winner!

But before we will announce the winners, its time for a little tutorial – as I got asked many times how to make a wreath.
This time I decided on a very easy one: all you need is a wreath out of foam rubber, pins & flowers of your choice.
cherry and apple blossom for a wreath
My philosophy stays the same, month after month: I do love to use seasonal plants or the things that I already have at home. I used cherry & apple blossoms, a dark leaf that just started to spring outside of our house and salmon colored rose petals that I have at home to make a potpourri.
rose petals apple blossom
I love using foam wreaths {as you can see, this one was already used quite a few times} because they are so easy to work with, and you can water the foam to keep the flowers fresh!
foam wreath
To make a foundation, I covered the foam with rose petals using pins:
rose petals on a wreath
rose petals on a wreath
After I was finished with the rose petals I started to adjust the bigger blossoms to the wreath – no needles were needed for this because the flowers had stronger stems and I could simply push it into the foam.
cherry blossom wreath
Little by little the wreath started to take form…cherry blossom wreath
cherry blossom wreath
By adding a few darker leaves the wreath got a little more dramatic & the contrast shows the variety of spring very well. Don’t you just love how the colors correspond?
cherry blossom wreath
I can’t wait to see more of your works – remember – you can use any material possible! Maybe I’ll surprise you with something other than flowers next month…
Like we already mentioned, today we will show our wreaths of the month, on Instagram you can find it very easy under #wreathofthemonth. If you don’t want to share on IG, you can easily let me a link to your blogpost under this post.
Enjoy and wreath yourself away!
A. XO