With a few simple embellishments, you can transform a plain handmade wreath into one with festive flair. Hannah Milman, Martha Stewart Living holiday and crafts editor, says one of the quickest and easiest ways to change a green wreath's appearance is to turn it a wintry white. Working in a well-ventilated area, place a wreath in a shallow box, and lightly coat with artificial snow spray, carefully following label directions. Spray a heavier layer on top of the wreath where snow would naturally accumulate on branches, and let dry. (Keep flocked wreaths out of reach of children and pets.)
Hannah also recommends wiring bells to the wreath form or adorning the wreath with strings of cranberries and popcorn -- colorful and edible materials that, if placed outdoors, will attract wildlife. To festoon a wreath with a garland, wrap the garland around a paddle and then wind it around the wreath; secure with florist's wire.
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