Archive | October, 2017

DIY Wreath

Who doesn’t like a festive wreath for their home or front door?

These are so easy to make – and super inexpensive. All of these materials were sourced from my backyard (I had no idea I had some of these things until I went searching with clippers.

Materials:

1. Wire wreath form (I got mine from Dollar Tree in October). You can also make one out of a hanger or use grapevine or virginia creeper vine (I found that at my local park)

2. A mix of cut evergreens. I used:

– Cedar

-Blue Spruce

– Boxwood

– White pine

– Teasel and Baptisia Pods for decorations (pinecones would work too)

3. Floral wire. I used 26 gauge wire that was pre-cut into 36 cm lengths but you can cut your own too.

To begin, make sure you have enough stock greens for 10 x 6 inch “bundles”. I put 3-4 species in each bundle – two of some, one of others for a total of 4-5 pieces in each bundle. It took 10 bundles to cover the frame.

Starting with the centre of each cut piece of wire, wrap each bundle together about 1″ from the bunches’ base. ¬†Once, the bundle is tightly wired, affix the bundle to the form by feeding the ends through, flipping over the wreath and tightly wiring them to the form.

Repeat this step until wreath is full.

Decide where you would like the extra decorations of pods and teasel or pinecones. Attach wire to these individually, thread through the wreath and tighten in the back. Voila! A gorgeous wreath. Made by you.