Posted by: poofergirlsperspective | December 8, 2007

A house that smells like Christmas.

Well I made a wreath … and, it actually turned out.  I think so anyway …

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It’s a bit “wild” but I love it.  I used three different types of pine which if I would have listened better when told, I could tell you about but regardless of their names, there are 3 varieties.  I haven’t made a wreath before and I had hoped to learn from my aunt last weekend but then the snow came so I didn’t make it.  Since I had intended to learn the proper way to create a wreath I made plans to have some new friends from my new little town come over and make them with me this weekend.   Great plan … until I recalled that I didn’t know how to make a wreath and guests would arrive even if I didn’t know! 

So yesterday afternoon Loren brought in a bunch of pine … I gotta say that it looked pretty cool when he walked past the porch window with the pile … so I had him wait out in the freezing cold while I grabbed the camera.  :)  He is a pretty good sport about these things. 

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Then we cut the branches … I did all of them on my first attempt last night and then most of them today but this shot is Loren doing the work when we started. 

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For “forms” we recycled some wire hangers from decades past and they worked great.  Taking bunches of branches I wired them to the form and in the end I had a wreath! 

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Then today the girls came and here are just a couple shots of that.  I was too busy talking to take many.  Ha.  :) 

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Each of the 4 wreaths made this afternoon turned out a bit different which was very fun.  It is amazing how the same materials mixed with different personalities create such variety.  It was a great day … now I just have to clean up the mess.  :) 

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Small price to pay for spending an afternoon with new friends and to have a house that smells like Christmas. 

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  1. Your wreath turned out lovely! And I love all the pictures. That’s a pretty industrious project to take on…..I’d be too much of a wimp to try making a wreath, unless someone else was right there showing me what to do; and even then, it would probably turn out stupid-looking. I am, sadly, not very artsy-craftsy. But it sounds like you had a wonderful time! I am envious of your having all that pine scent in your house—we got our tree today, and it’s not a pine; it’s pretty, though. :)

  2. Your wreath looks great. And, what a wonderful idea to make a party out of it!

  3. I really like your wreath, especially the mix of different evergreens. I’m glad the day went well with your participants, too.

  4. It looks really nice, Steph! I made one out of fake pine…it’s not nearly as pretty. But it stores well! I love the piney smell, though, I don’t get that with my pretend wreath.

  5. White Pine, Norway (Red) Pine, White Spruce, White Cedar: Take your pick. Interersting! What they don’t all grow on the farm.

  6. Your wreath is wonderful! How lucky you are to have such a large variety of different pines that you can mix together…all the more interesting when finished.

  7. Your wreaths are beautiful. I want to make one tomorrow! I have the pine, but I need the wire frame. Am I correct that you used old clothes hangers shapped in a circle? Are there any tricks I need to know to get them to “do right.” Thank you for sharing your wreaths with us…a lovely idea for decoration and a get together.

  8. Summer … nope, no trick to it, just form the hanger into as close of a circle as you can get. :) I did cover the ends that we twisted together with some floral tape (but you could use anykind of tape) so that I didn’t have to concentrate so much on where I was grabbing the ring since it was a little sharp and I am abog wimp! Ha. Good luck! They are so much fun and so pretty.


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