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Golden-Cedar Wreath

Go for the gold and enrich a simple cedar wreath with tiny bells, sprigs of golden cedar, and a matching satin bow.




  • 22-inch-diameter cedar wreath
  • 24-gauge gold wire
  • 3/4-inch gold bells
  • Wired floral picks
  • Sprigs of golden cedar
  • 3 yards of 2 3/4-inch-wide gold satin ribbon
  • Scissors
  • U pins
  • Thumbtacks
  • Felt-tipped marker
  • Hammer and nail


  1. Step 1

    Slip one 5-inch length of gold wire through tops of 3 bells. Bring ends of wire together, and twist. Repeat to create 12 three-bell bundles. Wrap floral-pick wires around bell-bundle wires and golden-cedar-sprig stems to secure, making 12 cedar-and-bell bundles.

  2. Step 2

    Insert cedar-and-bell bundles evenly around wreath. Insert additional cedar sprigs to form a circle of yellow cedar.

  3. Step 3

    Wrap a 1-foot ribbon length around top of wreath. Secure at back with U pins. Stack two 2-foot ribbon pieces, faceup, atop each other. Tie loose knot at center. Attach resulting double-tailed knot to wreath with U pins, hiding pins by inserting them from inside knot. Trim ribbon tails to desired lengths.

  4. Step 4

    Fasten 1 end of the remaining ribbon at top of door with 2 thumbtacks.

  5. Step 5

    With ribbon hanging down door front, mark desired wreath position on ribbon with marker. Hammer nail through ribbon into door. Trim excess ribbon below nail to desired length, and hang wreath.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2008



Reviews (5)

  • TrimBowRibbon 2 Dec, 2011

    MOre Cristmas ribbons will be in

  • Wreathsfordoor 17 Sep, 2011

    This fresh Cedar wreath looks sounds fairly simple to make. I am actually going to try to make it. Although I don't have Cedar I have Green and Gold Arbovite but, I think it will give the same effect. If not, I know where to buy a Fresh Christmas Wreath or maybe an Artificial Christmas Wreath at

  • Tiffany_Sun 17 Dec, 2010

    Yes, real cedar was used for this wreath.

  • NathG 9 Dec, 2010

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  • OAJennings 23 Oct, 2010

    Are they using real cedar for this wreath? How long does it last without it changing color?