Different events in life and milestones can be celebrated in different ways. Decorations are often a way to signify such events and a flower wreath is usually one such item of decoration. It can be seen almost everywhere from simple home decor to religious times of year to seasonal festivals. It is also commonly seen at funerals.
Around the world there are different kinds of festivals that celebrate Mother Nature and also the coming of spring. May Day is probably one you have heard of, and the maypole dance is a huge affair in parts of Europe. There is also a game played at some festivals where a floral garland that is located on top a pole has to be retrieved. Young males will have a race to see who can reach the garland first, and the winner gets to wear it as a crown.
At religious times of year, this kind of piece is used as decoration. Many people will hang a large one on their front door as a symbol and a way to welcome any guest into their home. Wreaths can be used for absolutely anything. You can even have one at Easter time, which doesn’t have to be floral. It could be made of plastic eggs for a fun way of celebrating the season.
Flowers associated with spring is often best to use at a time like Easter. Spring flowers add a beautiful pop of colour and some of these include daffodils, daisies and tulips. Some species only appear towards the closing of spring into the beginning of summer, such as violets or pansies. Either way, they are all vibrant and refreshing to see.
The poinsettia is naturally associated with Christmas. Wreaths made out of this flower are very common and the beautiful rich hue of red adds a lot of warm to the setting. The piece can be entirely covered in poinsettias alone for a real impact, or they can be interspersed in greenery for a nice balance of green and red. Another good idea is to make an entirely green garland and then accent it with a cluster of poinsettias for elegance.
Wreaths are commonly seen at funerals and the flowers that decorate these pieces are often those that have a natural association with the end of life. There are different reasons or symbols associated with different flowers, but white is often the colour of choice. White, which is known to symbolize purity, is also a sign of eternal life. The carnation and the lily are two widely used funeral flowers.
Some flora is chosen by scent and not by visual aesthetic when it comes to funerals. This is because long ago, dead bodies emitted a bad odour after a while and this smell needed to be masked as much as possible. These days, methods have been developed to preserve a body’s condition until it is buried.
You can buy such a piece at any shop selling flowers, or you can even order one on a floral website. If you’re feeling brave and have a steady hand and patience, you could also try making one! You have the choice of using real flowers or fake ones, for a longer lasting item. You could also dry out flowers first and then use them in your work.