Merry Christmas to you all! Here we are smack dab in the middle of the Holiday season and I’m just now getting this tutorial to you. Sorry for my absence, to say that the Holidays have been busy would be an understatement. But I’m so happy to be back on here, with my coffee by my side, writing to you all!
Now for this wreath. Once I learned how to make wreaths from my lovely friend Abby, I have never looked back. Wreaths can be astronomically expensive! My goodness, that money could go to groceries for heavens sake. I will add, there is something really therapeutic about making wreaths. Searching for just the right clippings and hunting in my back yard is fun (maybe not the part where I slipped down the hill and almost seriously ate it!) But this is a very enjoyable activity.
Here are the tools you’ll need. Not included in this picture are some sort of sheers for clipping your pine branches or whatever it is you’re using. Get some good wire clippers, some green wire and a metal wreath frame. You can find these materials at Walmart and sometimes I’ve scored them at the Dollar Store.
Cut your clippings into lengths where you can bunch them. You might need gloves for this part. The holly is beautiful, but ouch!
Save yourself time, by cutting lots of wire at long lengths so that you when you get a bundle of branches together, you can quickly grab the right length of wire and wrap your bunches.
You’re going to want to make several bunches that look like this…
You may even score with special branches that have their own charm and beauty. This is my score..
Also, you can add whatever extras you’d like. I usually get something red, gold, glittery, shiny from the Dollar Store. But the goal is not spending crazy amounts of money, so use judgement. I included fake red berries and red poinsettias in mine.
Start wrapping your first bundle with wire around the wreath frame. Wrap it a few times to make sure it’s not going anywhere. You’re going to stagger your next bundle and keep wrapping.
Keep adding each bundle and wrapping with metal wire until you have made it all the way around.
You can give the wreath a few safety wraps to make sure it’s not going anywhere, but that’s it. Very easy, simple, inexpensive and oh so lovely!
I’m praying that this Season is a blessed one for your family. That you grow in Christ, and look to Him for your every breath, your every word, your every hope.
Merry Christmas from my family to yours!
Love, Mama J.