White Christmas: Cedar Wreath
Photography: Gentl and Hyers
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2000
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.
Wire wreath form in any size
Evergreen cuttings (we used juniper)
Green florist's wire
Artificial snow spray
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.
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.