Monday, December 6, 2010
6 - evergreen wreath
The church we've been going to had a wreath-making event, so I was excited to have access to the greenery and some instructions to learn how to make my own Christmas wreath.
Basically, you just start out with a pile of greens - here's the size pile they had for all of us:
Then, using these pins, arrange and attach the greens to the straw wreath form.
There are lots of techniques/approaches according to how you want the wreath to look, but we joked these had a lot to do with personality. The organizer of the event guessed that I was a type-A perfectionist right away...
The technique I came up with was to cut the greens short before attaching, and then to work around in a spiral (everything pointing the same direction). When I had the main part covered, I made sure the center and sides were covered and that the shape was uniform over all, adding additional pieces where necessary.
I also attached a couple pinecones and some greenery that had some red berries with wire at the end.