here in Canada those of us who celebrate Christmas
are looking ahead to the Festive season.
Our lovely DIL and I recently took a wreath making class
which was offered at the local garden centre.
I have never made a Christmas wreath, I usually make swags or buy a pre-made Christmas wreath.
I'm posting pictures of the evening.
You know what they say...
pictures are worth a thousand words.
You will need :
Wreath base, wire, secateurs, heavy string, moss, assorted boughs, pine cones.
I wore my garden gloves to keep the sap off my hands.
Hot coffee and apple cider were available to sip while we worked
as we were outside (BRRR!)
we were dry as we were underneath a canopy.
Next year they assured us they would have heaters!
First you fill the wire base with moss
then cut all your boughs to a similar size and lay them on top
of the base at an angle overlapping them
wrapping each bough to anchor it to the base as you go.
Fill in any areas where the string shows with short pieces of greenery.
Wire the pine cones and attach them to the wreath secure the ends
then cut off excess wire.
Natalie's wreath...I love the eucalyptus and the touches of gold.
You may add baubles, bows, ribbons, glitter accents
anything that you like.
attach a zip strap at the top for hanging and enjoy your newly decorated festive wreath!
I am pleased with the results and will be able to make another one next year.
Hope you enjoyed this post.
I'll be back with more on the continuing wardrobe edit soon.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~