Transform leaves, flowers, and other organic material found outside your home into crowns, bracelets and other wearable works of art.
Below is our instructional guide for hosting our Drop-In Experience at home
Other organic material
Floral or masking tape
Thin wire or pipe cleaners
Ruler or measuring tape
01. GATHER MATERIALS
Find a safe place outside your home to search for and gather organic material. Be sure to collect an assortment of items, such as vines and flowers, so your artwork will vary in color and texture.
02. CREATE BASE
Measure your head or wrist, then create a base by shaping your wire or pipe cleaners into a circle in your desired size. Secure your base with tape. Beginning with vines or long pieces of organic material, bend and wrap your material around your base. Use tape or wire to secure greenery as you add each layer. Once a sturdy base is created, place it on the head or wrist. Adjust as needed.
Your wearable artwork will be created of smaller bunches of your organic materials. Select two to three items, then wrap them together into a bunch with wire or tape. Repeat this process until you have enough bunches to cover your base.
Place your bunches in row. Notice the color and pattern your bunches create when they are next to each other. Starting with one bunch, fasten the bunch to your base with wire or pipe cleaners. Repeat this process, layering your bunches next to each other to create a seamless look. Once your base is covered, place it on the head or wrist. Notice the balance and weight of your wearable artwork. Adjust as needed to complete your work.
About Virtual Drop-In Experiences
CAMH’s Virtual Drop-In Experiences feature instructions for pop-up activities you can do at home. Each hands-on activity provides creative opportunities to experience current exhibitions from a distance in a unique and meaningful way.
Led by our FAQ Team (Frequently Asked Questions), a group of artists and historians who assist with contextualizing CAMH’s dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences. Virtual Drop-In Experiences are released on our website at 1PM every Saturday. All ages, always free.