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« on: December 06, 2007 06:33:11 AM »

I normally buy and handmade wreath for my front door at Christmas time because I love the smell, and they look so much better than artificial ones. Anyway, this year, I decided to have a go at my own, so I bought a moss ring, watched a few 'how to' tutorials on YouTube and went to my local fir tree woods this morning to collect some greenery. This is the result.



It's on the wall rather than the door at the moment, because I haven't collected the door hanger down from the loft yet.
How did I do it? I used florists wire to wrap bundles of greenery round the ring. I went in the same direction, making sure each little sprig was secured with at least one wrap of wire. Then I collected some white plant material from my garden and some herbs, and pushed those in amongst the bundles, then I got some pinecones, wrapped a piece of wire round each one and pushed those in too. It smells gorgeous because there's sprigs of pine, rosemary, lavender, and eucalyptus in there. It needs a little tidying up, but I'm fairly happy with it  Grin I'm never buying a readymade one again! 
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007 06:44:14 AM »

It's really beautiful and wild looking. *Almost* makes me want to try one of my own.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007 06:50:46 AM »

Thank you! It was so easy, it almost makes you wonder why they cost so much to buy!  Wink I may trim up some of the longer sprigs, but I love the way it smells!
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2007 07:06:34 AM »

I just made my first wreath this year too. Though mine is all faux materials. It's so rewarding! I love yours it has a slightly wild grown look to it which I just adore!
Do I see lambs ear plants in there? those are one of my favs. Smiley
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