Monday, December 8, 2008

I made a wreath!

Check out this great site! I'm linked up!

If you have sticks and an evergreen on your property, you can do this too!

Gather your greens.

I used greens from 3 different trees on my property. I think those are the only evergreen trees I have on my very wooded lot. Trees don't mind getting trimmed a bit each winter.
(A bit of overlapping of seasons, the pumpkins are still out!)

I also used some wire and a hot glue gun.

I cut some sticks to the size I wanted to make my wreath. I was going for a large rectangular look so I cut them quite big, about 3 feet by 1.5 feet. I didn't measure them with a ruler. Just eyeball it.

Overlap the corners

Take the wire and wrap it around sound it is secure.

Hot glue over the wire to re-inforce it and let it dry. It dries very quickly when it's cold outside.

Finish all the corners so you have a frame. You could also use an old frame if you didn't want to bother with the sticks.

Then take a branch and wrap wire around it to attach it to the frame.

You can also hot glue it, I found that the first branch had to be wired and then the rest could be hot-glued on top.

Mix up the greens if you have a variety.

There is no wrong way to do this.

I snipped pieces off here and there. I could have probably given it more of a haircut!
The wreath looked too big on my front door so....

I hung it on my garage

Precious had to get in the picture.

The next wreath I'm making will be a small square one to fit on the front door. Maybe I'll make two matching ones!

Best of all, it was free!


Rachael Black said...

Great homemade wreath. I made one too. I'm posting about my wreath excursion tonight on my blog. Glad that I have stumbled upon your blog.

Liz said...

I can just imagine how great that must smell. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Whew! It's supposed to be square, I thought it was just a loppy wreath.

The Southern Family said...

I am so allergic to evergreen I would be covered in red spots and not be able to breath. But, it is beautiful and very creative. You should come link up your tree today on my site!

Rachael Black said...

I'm having a Favorite Color Party and GIVEAWAY. Come on over and win a beautiful frame!!!! Spread the word!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love it!

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