How To Make Your Wreath

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Florist’s wire Pli­ers 10-12 pine cones 175ml red acrylic paint Glit­ter 5 roses made of rib­bon or wood shav­ings (or 1m length of 35mm width rib­bon) Wire wreath rings/frame Enough moss to fill frame Heather sprigs Var­ie­gated leaves (holly, ivy) Red Berry florist’s picks Strong glue

1at­tach a 10cm length of wire to each pine cone by loop­ing around lower “lugs” and twist­ing ends to­gether. Dip cones in a dish of paint, sprin­kle with glit­ter and leave to dry. if us­ing wood shav­ing roses, paint th­ese too, to weath­er­proof them. to make roses from rib­bon: glue along the lower edge of a 20cm length and roll it up around one end of an 8cm length of wire (to at­tach to the wreath), an­gling and tuck­ing the rib­bon edge as you stick it down to form a widen­ing spi­ral of “pe­tals”. Stuff the wreath frame gen­er­ously with moss and se­cure with wire wrapped around. insert heather sprigs and other fo­liage evenly to roughly cover the whole frame, bind­ing the ends of the stems se­curely to the back of the frame with wire. add in pine cones, rib­bon roses and berry picks to fill the gaps, plus any other em­bel­lish­ments, and a fea­ture bow if de­sired. en­list a helper too!

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