I had the best time yesterday with my mom and my 16-year-old daughter. It was a nice sunny day and we got together and made wreaths with clippings from various trees and bushes. It was so easy and turned out so pretty that I wanted to share it with you. And I’m joining forces with dozens of other bloggers who are also sharing Christmas projects in this tour hosted by Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com. They’re all listed at the bottom of the post.
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It was the perfect day for this project. My mom had gathered some clippings from some of her trees and we placed everything on her potting bench. Isn’t the bench cute? I think I need one for myself now.
Here are the supplies we used:
- Grapevine wreaths
- Laurel Cypress Branches
- Cedar branches with juniper berries (my favorite)
- Various Holly branches and twigs
- Pine branches
You can use whatever you have access to. Magnolia leaves would look great too. If you have nice neighbors they might let you clip a few of your branches from their trees and bushes. Be sure to ask first though!
The first thing we did was insert the cypress branches into the grapevine wreath.
We arranged them all in the same direction and inserted them far enough into the wreath that they wouldn’t budge. No glue or wire was used for these wreaths, but you certainly could use it if you want.
After we covered the wreath with the cypress we filled in with small twigs of cedar with juniper berries (above), holly, boxwood, and hemlock (below). Again, use whatever you have. You really can’t go wrong with nature’s bounty!
You’ll want to hold the wreath upright to make sure everything is balanced and pointing the way you want it to. You may have to rearrange a few of the branches to get it to look right. It was easy for us since we didn’t use glue or wires, though.
And here’s how mine turned out!
I also made a smaller one with only the cedar branches with juniper berries and some boxwood clippings. It’s actually my favorite.
I’m in love with the blue and green combination these days. For this one I simply tucked in sprigs of cedar all around the wreath and then added a few boxwood twigs here and there.
I added it to our red wagon that’s all decked out for Christmas.
The larger one fits perfectly between our Adirondack chairs. I added a vintage aluminum snow shovel to finish it all off.
Such a fun way to be greeted when we come home, and it was so easy to make these! And it was a great way to spend a couple of hours with my mom and daughter.
Have you made wreaths from branch clippings before? What did you use?
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