I know not everyone has time for this but if you have family around or find yourself inside on a rainy day this is such a fun, inexpensive and easy project. These photos are from last year when our family was all together after Thanksgiving. We decided to go on a hike and collected bits of greens and berries as we hiked to turn into a Christmas wreath and it turned out beautifully. I suggest having some cocoa and gingersnaps on hand!
(our finished product)
Here is a quick how-to:
- Green cuttings-many tree lots will give you their scraps, or take a hike and collect like we did.
- Wreath frame-I would suggest getting a wicker frame from a craft store, I've used these before and they work really well. We didn't have a craft store near by so we used a wire coat hanger and formed it...it worked but can't handle too much weight.
- Assemble the cuttings and berries into small bouquets.
- Wrap floral wire around the frame to make an anchor, then place a bouquet on the frame and wrap the wire 1/3 of the way up the bouquet.
- Over lap the additional bouquets (hiding the new wiring under the foliage of the previous bouquet) and wire wrap onto the frame hiding the wiring as you go.
- Add any ribbon, bows, glitter and ta-da! You have a wreath!
One of our many green bouquets and our finished wreath!