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Noble Fir and Eucalyptus Wreath

Noble Fir and Eucalyptus Wreath

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2008

Introduction

Create this glittering decoration by trimming a noble fir wreath with silvery ornaments and sprigs of seeded eucalyptus. (We used approximately 100 ornaments of varying sizes.) For instructions on how to paint new glass ornaments so that they'll look like antique mercury glass, get our how-to for Antiquing Glass Ornaments.

 

materials

  • 24-inch-diameter noble fir wreath

  • 2-inch wired silver-ball ornaments

  • 1 1/4-inch wired silver-ball ornaments

  • 1-inch wired silver-ball ornaments

  • 3/4-inch wired silver-ball ornaments

  • 1/2-inch wired silver-ball ornaments

  • Wired floral picks

  • Seeded eucalyptus sprigs

steps

  1. Align each ornament's wire with 1 floral pick. Wrap pick wire around both to secure. Attach each eucalyptus sprig to a pick, using the same process.

  2. Insert largest ornaments at top of wreath. Add other ornaments, varying sizes and positions as desired, using smaller ornaments down wreath sides; reserve the tiniest ornaments to dot around wreath bottom once other ornaments are inserted.

  3. Insert eucalyptus sprigs around ornaments, using leafier stems and fuller bud sprigs at wreath top, tapering fullness of additions as you work down wreath sides.

  4. Add tiniest ornaments and a few remaining individual eucalyptus leaves wired to picks to bottom of wreath.

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