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Christmas Wreaths, Garlands and Decorating Ideas … Happy Holidays!


How to Make a Wreath


Making a stunning Christmas wreath is simple, just gather the right supplies, seasonal embellishments, and a large dose of holiday spirit.

With two basic techniques — wiring materials to a metal form or applying them to a rounded straw or foam base — you can make an infinite variety of Christmas wreaths, from greenery wreaths meant to last through the holiday season to heirloom wreaths that can be treasured for years.

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6 responses

  1. When we lived in the city we lived quite close to a large school with well developed conifers. One year I headed up and harvested some of the more interesting kinds to make a wreath. I had noticed that a large variagated holly actually had red berries on it! That’s somewhat of a miracle here in Australia so I harvested some of them as well (even though it was heavily inundated with scale) and the results were wonderful. I left the wreath on my door for ages after Christmas…bits of it kept falling off but as the summer heated up (don’t forget, we southerners have HOT Christmas…) it smelled amazing. In the end it got thrown onto the first fire in Winter so nothing got wasted πŸ™‚

    December 18, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    • πŸ™‚ that’s cool story … kind of like the yule log you save a piece for starting the next year’s fire

      December 18, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      • I never thought of that but its hot here at Christmas so we don’t tend to have our fire on (unless we want to be admitted to the local lunatic asylum which is pretty tempting at Christmas Time πŸ˜‰ ). It could be used to light the very first fire in May though πŸ™‚

        December 19, 2013 at 1:11 am

      • πŸ™‚

        December 19, 2013 at 1:12 am

  2. Linda Gisladottir

    You have a wonderful home and decorations.
    Cheers from Iceland πŸ™‚

    January 15, 2014 at 10:12 pm

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