Wednesday, December 03, 2008

December Daily: Day 3 + DIY Wreath

I have always wanted to try my hand at making a live wreath, but this was my first attempt. We had a lot of greenery left over from trimming our Christmas tree & I happened to have saved my wreath form from last year's wreath. So... I decided that I was going to try to make one. Seriously - it was SO easy that I thought you might enjoy seeing pictures of the process. Maybe you'll decide to try one yourself & then post pictures on your blog! If you do, I'd love to see them, so be sure to leave me a comment.

Step 1: Gather your materials. I used some floral wire, wire cutters, a wreath form (you probably could even make your own out of wire), & something to cut your greenery. I used the only thing I had on hand, which was this:

Yeah, I know, it would have been much easier to use something a little smaller, but I'm all about using what I have on hand.
Step 2: Start wrapping greenery around your wreath form & attaching with wire. (It was at this point, that I decided to do a quick search online for instructions & found out that I could have totally skipped this step. Oh well....)

Step 3: Gather small bunches of greenery & wire them together at the bottom.

Step 4: Attach each small bundle to your wreath form, layering them as you go.

Step 5: Add a bow, ribbon or whatever you want & hang it up!


Andrea said...

Your wreath turned out beautiful..I've always wanted to know how to do this...thanks!
Nice to see pics of Jon and his girlfriend too!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!! I made some in previous house. It is very easy and so fun. Love the smell.

You did a great job!!! I LOVE coming to your blog.

You are inspiring us all,
Aunt Barb

sankey family said...

Wow - that is just beautiful! You have such creative talent.