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White Christmas: Cedar Wreath

White Christmas: Cedar Wreath

Photography: Gentl and Hyers

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2000

Introduction

Curious little hands can't reach the snowy shelves of a cupboard, where a flocked cedar wreath hangs against a creamware plate, and silver vessels hold bunches of holly and tallow berries.

Or, below, a cedar wreath hangs on the wall above an improvised bar, and oversize snow globes decorate a snowy windowsill; they're actually miniature live spruces under glass garden cloches.

Swags of juniper garland a giant bundle of roses, forming a spectacular arrangement in a glass pedestal vase.

materials

  • Wire wreath form in any size

  • Evergreen cuttings (we used juniper)

  • Green florist's wire

  • Artificial snow spray

steps

  1. Secure sprigs of greenery to wreath form, using florist's wire. Overlap the sprigs of greenery as you work, so that the wire wrapped around each branch is hidden by the next.

  2. Give the greenery a snowy appearance by "flocking" it -- spraying it with artificial snow. Apply snow spray in a well-ventilated area, and carefully follow the directions on the can. To keep the snowy effect longer, hang the flocked wreath indoors.

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