Saturday, December 6, 2014

Red Berries & White Roses Evergreen Wreath

To make this wreath you need:

• basic store-bought evergreen wreath

• sharp scissors or pruners to cut branches

• wire cutters

• light gage florists wire

• white craft paint and small artist's brush

• low heat glue gun and glue sticks

• faux red berry branch (I used one large branch)

• boxwood cuttings about 6" in length (I trimmed a few boxwood sprigs from my garden even though this is not a great time of year to be pruning box. You can also often find swags of boxwood in stores during the holidays.)

• faux stem of white forsythia (found at Michaels craft store)

• stem of white silk roses (found at Michaels craft store)

• stem of pearl berries (found at Michaels craft store)

• stem of glittery gold eucalyptus (found at Michaels craft store)

• boxwood cuttings about 6" in length

• 6 pinecones

• spool of white satin ribbon ( 4 yard spool of 1.5" wide ribbon)


Take some white craft paint and dry-brush "snow" onto the pinecones. Allow the paint to dry. 

Cut a length of light gage florist's wire (approx. 10-12"). Wrap the florist wire around the base of your pinecone and twist a knot to close the wire around the pinecone's base. 

Take the extra lengths of wire and poke them through the evergreen wreath. Twist the loose ends of wire at the back of the wreath into a knot to fix the pinecones to the wreath.

Insert some boxwood sprigs and red berries sprigs into the wreath and allow them to catch in the mix of evergreens. 

I bought one large stem of white silk roses and a stem of white forsythia at Michaels. I cut the large stem into a number of shorter branches and inserted these branches into my wreath. 

I did the same for a stem of pearl berries and glittery gold eucalyptus- cutting one large stem into several smaller branches.

Finally, I fastened a white bow with some florist's wire. 

Create a wire loop to hang the finished wreath and enjoy the holidays!

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