|Backyard Bougainvillea Wreath|
The wreath is made from some of the longest offshoots I pruned. I collected them and one by one wound them round together into a wreath shape -- while they were still supple. Then after a few days of drying out I added a bit of festive garland. The Christmas tree in the centre is made from more bougainvillea. I took some of the straighter lengths and dethorned them, then cut them into twigs of various lengths. I then glued them onto a centre twig. And after a couple of days drying time I painted it. Put the two together and hung them out in the backyard. Very festive!
I also did another one of the little trees with a few more paint touches (metallic) and some little coloured bells, for hanging inside.
|Little twig tree #2|