Correct me if I am wrong, but evergreen wreaths in stores are created to profit from the scraps of the fresh Christmas trees. Right? Then why are they so expensive?
I have a a row of very large evergreen trees that could only benefit from being trimmed from year to year. I take advantage of that at Christmas time to create my wreaths.I have also heard that Christmas tree farmers, that set up on the side of the road, will give away their scraps. When someone purchases a tree they will trim away the bottom branches and toss them aside. Although, some of them caught on to what we are doing with those scraps and they now charge for them. Still yet, much cheaper than buying a pre-made wreath.
I asked my fans on Facebook what they thought this years wreath theme should be.
You guys are the best. I would have never thought of a fairy theme.
Even though ‘sugar plum’ fairies were suggested I immediately saw little woodland fairies going out and gathering things from the forest and creating the wreath for me. So that’s the theme that I ultimately went with.
First this little fairy went out and gathered her supplies. Lets call her Holly (holly bush…get it?)
Then she placed the greenery just so
Holly fluttered above placing the last few touches including a burlap bow.
and what magical wreath would be complete without a dusting of glitter?
Thank you for the idea. I absolutely love the whimsical, magical simplicity feeling of this wreath. How fun!
I made my sweet little fairy using a felt wrapped mini bulb,embroidery thread as her hair,fabric stuffed with cotton balls as her body,bent metal as hands, and a butterfly and fabric as her wings. She’s not perfect by any means, but I still love her.
The base of the wreath was created with an antique grain sifter, the same one I used to create my Fall wreath.
I purchased a giant pack of Christmas bulb hooks from the Dollar tree. By simply bending and manipulating the hooks they worked perfectly in attaching all of the greenery and bow to the grain sifter.
The bow was created with only a burlap sack,scissors, and a hotglue gun. For my tutorial on how to make this bow click HERE.
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