So, here’s my dollar wreath. Yep, it was really a dollar. I wrote about the free greenery here and of course, the ribbon roll hailed from Dollar Tree. There’s always just enough ribbon on the rolls they sell to make a nice-sized bow. This was my first time working with fresh cuttings from a fir tree. It spanned two days, my effort; that is, to put a wreath together. It was easy…I just didn’t think it would be. The first day, I went out on the front porch where the pile of cuttings sat, picked up a few limbs, tried to shape them for about a minute, gave up and went inside. On day two I went out to visit the branches again and was a little more social so, we got somewhere.
I noticed there’s a natural curve to Fraiser Fur boughs and if you bend the main stem of the bough in its natural direction…you’ll go far. My supplies were basic; twine, scissors, ribbon and branches. The wreath on my door consisted of three boughs, all of similar size and fullness. All I really did was overlap the boughs where they begun and ended, tied them together in about five spots where the ‘bending’ pressure would be and made a circle.
I worked from the front of the wreath and added a few stray branches here-and-there to hide any exposed twine – I just tucked them in and they stayed. Then, I picked a top and bottom and put on a bow (photos below). I hung the wreath with an over-the-door thing I bought at Target years ago.
So, if your climate permits, snag some free greenery and make up a wreath or two.
Just be ready for some sappy hands!