A little hello and a DIY place card for your big day...

I thought it was about time I plucked up the courage to publish the first blog post on here. Mainly so I could introduce myself a little more, the face behind the painting and flowers but also so I could then counteract that useless information with a easy place name DIY for your big day. This blog is going to be a space I share my inspiration for new collections (which I'm working on already- can you believe it?), my process of designing bespoke stationery sets and any quick DIY ideas I have that might be useful for your big day like this one. 

So I'm Becki, the creator of Olive & Bramble and if you've read my 'about me' section you'll know I am a trained designer & illustrator with a passion for florals and nature, from arranging twigs and leaves to make an autumnal arrangement or painting whimsical foliage and florals. And if you're my friend you'll know I enjoy hip hop music, carrot cake, a good striped top and a bottle of prosecco, my boyfriend actually calls me proseccy Becki and I had to buy an Xbox just so I could play Rapstar so the obsessions are real. And the other thing you should know is my no means do I think I'm a writer, but I do think that you might enjoy seeing my process, thoughts, inspiration and ideas...

Simple wreath place card DIY

  Materials: Eucalyptus, wire, sharp scissors, twine or ribbon, name tags (These hand lettered ones are available to buy from us with each name hand written, just pop over  here .   (quantities dependant on how many wreaths you are making)

Materials: Eucalyptus, wire, sharp scissors, twine or ribbon, name tags (These hand lettered ones are available to buy from us with each name hand written, just pop over here(quantities dependant on how many wreaths you are making)

Begin with making a circle out of the wire that fits around your name tag. Don't worry if it's a bit wonky as the eucalyptus will cover this. 

easy wreath diy

Wrap eucalyptus around the wire weaving it in between using a small amount of wire at the end of each sprig to attach it to the main circle.

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Continue to wrap and secure the eucalyptus around the wire.

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Once you have covered the wire making the wreath as simple or full as you'd like, you need to thread the twine or ribbon through the name tag.

Tie the twine tightly- this will give you the ends to either tie onto the back of chairs and hang, or place delicately on napkins on the table. 

The finished wreath! Super simple and could be adapted to your theme using other foliage or delicate florals to weave around the wire. I would love to know what you thought of this idea and if it's something you'd like to see more of...Come over and say hi on instagram @oliveandbramble or pop a comment below and if you have any questions you can email me info@oliveandbramble.com