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Grow and Make Your Own Christmas Wreath

Grow and Make Your Own Christmas Wreath

Grow and Make Your Own Christmas Wreath

Do you have a pine tree, spruce, fir, arborvitae, or other evergreen landscape tree that could use a little pruning? You have what you need to make a wreath. Have some bittersweet, or other plants with berries? Great, you have some decorating elements.
As the holiday season approaches the idea of making or putting up Christmas decorations that some of us want to shutter. Decorations can be expensive and the idea of fighting against the multitude of shoppers is enough for most of us want to crawl under a rock and wait for spring. The good news is you can avoid all the expenses and headaches by growing, and then making, some of the decorations at home with some items from the items from your garden, some from a craft store and a little creativity.

Grow and Make Your Own Christmas Wreath – Supplies

One of the items you will need to purchase is a ring of some kind. You can get a relatively cheap ring at any craft store. The size depends on the application form you choose and the availability of materials to use. You also want to buy some flexible green wire while you’re at the craft store. This will help you connect your equipment to form.
Next, decide how you want your wreath to look. There are no limits on the materials you can use to create your wreath. Many people like the look and smell of pine needles, which can be easily collected from your landscape or bought. Some people use herbs from their gardens, others use toys or old Christmas ornaments. The only limit is your imagination.
For this example we will be using pine needles. The wreath in the pictures is made from spruce. You should harvest the pine needles in bundles with stems. Wrap the stems base with flexible wire and then attach to the form and secure. Next, layer the group at the top so the top of the second group of needles covers the trunk of the first group. Continue in this manner until all the trusses are secured to form.
It’s a pretty good idea of something over the form with clusters of pine needles, as it reduced a little when they dry, leaving an uneven result.
Then decorate the pines with a hot glue gun gun, old Christmas ornaments, pine cones, berries, sweets, etc. You can leave the wreath as is, or spray it with a sealer.
Once completed, hang your wreath on the door and make another one as a gift.

Grow and Make Your Own Christmas Wreath

Make Christmas Wreaths with Suzy Bales
www.suzybalesgarden.com Suzy Bales shows how to make a beautiful christmas wreath using cuttings from the garden.

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