How to Weave an Evergreen Wreath

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There’s nothing like the holiday season to inspire artistry. If you’re looking for a winter project that will make your home smell festive and add homemade warmth to your holiday decor, make this evergreen wreath. When you’re all done making this holiday wreath, hang it on your front door and bask in the admiration you’ll receive from passers by.

Instructions

Step 1

Cut several evergreen branches to around 12 inches long.

Step 2

Place them in a vase and soak the bottoms in water for 2 days.

Step 3

Make a wire ring out of a coat hanger or thick wire, or purchase one from a craft supply store.

Step 4

Tie a few sprigs together with thin wire and attach them to the ring with more wire.

Step 5

Turn the ring over and do the same thing on the back.

Step 6

Wire another few sprigs together and place them in the ring where their tips will hide the base of the bunch beside them. Repeat until wreath is complete.

Step 7

Decorate the evergreen wreath with ribbon, herbs, Christmas ornaments or fruit.

Tips and Warnings

Keep natural wreaths supple and moist by spraying a little water on them twice a week. Do not allow dried wreaths to come into close contact with Christmas lights, as it could be a fire hazard.

Things You'll Need

6 to 8 (12 inch-long) evergreen branches, Coat hanger or thick wire , Thin wire , Ribbon, ornaments, herbs or fruit for decoration

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About this Author

Tammy Quinn McKillip is a writer living in New York City. Since graduating from Columbia University in 1999, she has written extensively about pets, parenting, theatre, design, health and environmentalism. She is the publisher and editor of "Macaroni Kid," an events newsletter and site for parents on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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