I had several moms from my moms’ group over to make homemade wreaths tonight. If you’ve never made your own wreath, you should give it a try. It’s not difficult, and it’s a very satisfying craft. The first scarf that you ever knit probably won’t look too terrific, but the very first wreath you ever make has a good chance of looking absolutely beautiful.
Here’s a set of directions that’s similar to how I do mine. The only difference is that I use floral wire to wrap the bundles first, then more to wrap the bundles onto the frame. Plus I often use a hot glue gun to add the decorations, which is easier than wiring them. Anyway, here are two of my homemade wreaths:
This one’s got bits of holly, walnuts, and slices of oranges that I dried in the oven.
This is this year’s. It’s got juniper along with the other greens. Actually, I took this picture, and I think that the flash made it look a little bit ghastly. It’s nicer in person.
When the season’s over I tear the pieces off so that I can reuse the frame, the bow, the ornaments, and some of the wire. So it’s pretty thrifty, too. Because you know that I’m cheap.