Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Making Fresh Evergreen Wreaths

My sweet husband trimming the tree branches from our windbreak of trees.

I bought him a brand new chainsaw to help make the job go a little easier.

We filled a pickup box full of cedar and blue spruce pine.

Kristie gathering her greens.

Sorry this photo is turned sideways, but it shows the copper, gold and burgundy colors in this wreath I gave to our pastor and his wife to welcome in the Christmas Season.

I made this wreath with a red bow, added pinecones, and red twigs from our dogwood bush. I gave this to Kristle who has been hosting our weekly Plan N Share.

The drop swag on the right features a fun red and olive green ribbon and pinecones. My parents have this now hanging on their front door welcoming friends & family.

Kristie and I holding our completed wreaths.

These are the products I used to create these masterpieces. Simply lay a sprig of green on the wire base, wrap around the stem with paddle wire, securing it to the base. Next add another sprig of green slightly overlapping the first one. Wire with paddle wire and continue all the way around your wreath.
When finished, wire in pinecones, ornaments and finish off with a bow.

Very easy and the greens were FREE!