5 STEPS TO A FRESH WREATH

Country Sampler - Christmas Decorating - - INSIDE - SOURCE: WHOLEFULLY.COM

If you want to make your own fresh wreath, fol­low these steps for a fra­grant ac­cent.

1.

Gather your ma­te­ri­als. You’ll need a metal wreath form in what­ever size you like (12" is a good start­ing size) as well as var­i­ous greens cut into 6–12" lengths. You can cut branches from your own yard or ask for tree trim­mings at a lo­cal nurs­ery.

2.

Take a few dif­fer­ent pieces of green­ery and hold them to­gether at the base. Place the bun­dle hor­i­zon­tally against the wreath form and wrap with green flo­ral wire to se­cure. Don’t cut the wire from the spool.

3.

Cre­ate an­other bun­dle of branches and lay it against the wreath form so the fluffy ends of the branches cover the wire wraps of the first bun­dle. Wrap with the wire to se­cure. Again, don’t cut the wire.

4.

Con­tinue adding bun­dles of green­ery un­til you cover the en­tire wreath form. When you add the last bun­dle, sim­ply tuck the stem ends un­der the first bun­dle you se­cured. Clip the wire.

5.

Dec­o­rate your wreath with wired-on pinecones, ball or­na­ments or a rib­bon bow. Or, if you en­joy the nat­u­ral look, hang it un­adorned.

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