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Wacky Wreath Wednesday

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This holiday season I wanted to create a holiday wreath that was different from all the other wreaths on the neighborhood front doors. So, I wired bunches of radishes on a store-bought boxwood wreath.

I love the way this project turned out and if the weather stays cool, this wreath will easily last through the holiday season.

To create your own:

  1. Buy a pre-made wreath then swing by the grocery store to pick up some radishes. I used nine bunches on mine.
  2. Using floral wire, which you can buy at any craft store, wire the bunches of radishes to your wreath.
  3. Add a ribbon (optional) and you’re done!

Happy crafting and happy holidays!

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Ornamental Gourd Wreath

Fall Wreath

This wreath has to be one of my favorite creations. It was easy to assemble and all of the wreath ingredients were collected at my local nursery and craft stores.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Small gourds
  • Grape vine (optional)
  • Moss
  • Foam wreath form
  • Floral picks
  • Floral wire
  • Glue gun

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Wrap floral wire around the wreath form to create a loop to hang it.
  2. Insert  floral picks into the bottom of the gourds then randomly insert the gourds into the foam wreath form. You can also put a dab of hot glue on the  bottom of the gourd for additional support.
  3. This step is optional – for texture and interest, wrap  grapevine around the wreath and secure with floral wire.
  4. To cover the exposed foam, hot glue moss into all of the crevices.
  5. Done!

Happy Halloween and happy crafting!

Hurricane Sandy Crafts

As most of you know, the northeast was attacked by Hurricane Sandy this past week.  She wreaked havoc on countless families in numerous states (especially New Jersey & New York) and according to the latest reports, the economic damages will be in the billions.  Thankfully Andrew and I escaped with minor damages compared to our neighboring states.

During the storm, my giant backyard tree was relieved of countless branches and most all of its leaves. You may recall we experienced a similar weather situation last year, at the same time, and I created these Twig Christmas Trees.

While waiting out this year’s storm, I decided to keep busy and created a stick wreath. It’s a super easy project and please don’t wait for a natural disaster to create one just like this.

You’ll need:

  • Twigs
  • Pruner
  • Cardboard
  • Twine (optional)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon or twine (to hang the wreath)
  • Moss (optional)

Here’s how ya do it:

  1. Using a sharp utility knife, cut a cardboard disc approximately 6 inches in diameter then cut a hole in the middle.
  2. This is optional but I wrapped the disc in twine (see photo below).
  3. Then start hot gluing various lengths of twigs to the disc until you have the desired shape.
  4. Add twine or ribbon to hang and your done!  I stuck a clump of moss in the center of the wreath but that’s not necessary….I just really like moss.

We are still having high winds in these parts so I decided to keep my wreath indoors for now.

Fortunately, our families at the New Jersey Shore are safe and our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to those still struggling with Sandy’s devastation.

Happy crafting!