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Sunday, December 18, 2011

MAKING A LIVE CHRISTMAS WREATH.

We had our annual wreath making class for the public last week-the Master Gardener's that is. We have done this for the last three years and everyone gets help making a fresh wreath. We have some people that have come every year-of course they know by now how to make a wreath, but they say we have such fun they keep coming. This is the one I made for demonstration. Fresh cedar(my favorite) arborvitae and pine. I kept it simple with just a nest and a seguined hummingbird.I love, love cedar, it is my favorite tree, smells so good! I put this one on my back door,because I am letting the dogs out a million times a day and get to enjoy it. This was made on a wire wreath form, but I have made them on a grapevine wreath. Just cut pieces of greenery 8-12 inches long and grab a handful and wire it together-then wire it to your form.Tuck the stems of the next bunch under the fluffy end of the first one and continue around. Easy Peasy.Last year I made one using an old square picture frame as a form, I loved that one too,cause I like to be different!

5 comments:

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Vicki,
Your wreath is so gorgeous in its simplicity. I think that's how I want to decorate next year, using all natural materials.

Barb and Dell said...

Love the simplicity of the wreath. It is gorgeous.
Warm Christmas Wishes to you.
Barb

The Japanese Redneck said...

We had XMAS at the MIL's house yesterday. She had a lot of the same greenery as flower arrangements.

Lady Di Tn said...

Great wreath and instructions. Peace

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I LOVE the real wreath! Oh how I wish I could do this for all of my outside windows, instead of using these artificial ones. Love the bird and the nest!