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What you need:
  • Evergreen trimmings
  • Wire wreath frame
  • Florist's wire
  • Hand pruners
  • Wire cutters
Gather a large bag of evergreen trimmings about 6" in length. The tip ends of branches work the best. Fir, pine and juniper last the longest, but cedar and redwood also work well. You can also use holly or boxwood.
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Gather several trimmings and arrange them so that all the stems are facing in one direction. Bind the stems together with florist's wire. Repeat this process until you have several bunches of trimmings.
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Lay your metal wreath frame on a table. Attach one end of a spool of thin (#24) florist's wire to the frame.
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Lay one bunch of the trimmings on the frame and loop the florist's wire around the stems. Tighten the wire and make another loop, slightly above the first loop. Repeat with a few more loops. Do not cut the wire. Leave the spool intact.
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Lay another bunch of trimmings on the frame so the foliage covers the stems of the first bunch. Attach the second bunch of trimmings to the frame. Make more loops of wire around the stems and move on to the next bunch, leaving the wire uncut.
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Repeat the process until the whole frame is covered with trimmings. When you complete the loop, lift the foliage from the first bundle and insert the last bunch of trimmings under it. Loop the wire around the stems and tie it off. Use wire cutters to cut the wire.
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For extra flair, add pinecones, holly leaves, and bows. Use florist's wire to attach any additional decorations.
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Attach a loop of wire to the back of the frame to mount the wreath.