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Project

Oval Holly Wreath

Introduction

Holly's leaves and berries provide a brilliant splash of red and green against an otherwise whitewashed winter backdrop, and while the sprigs looks lovely in a garden, they spread even more cheer when crafted into a welcoming wreath for your door.

Materials

  • 18-inch round double-wire wreath form (No. DRWR18), from Maine Wreath Company
  • Pruning shears (model 2), by Felco, from The Felco Store
  • 4-inch holly branch tips 
  • Berry clusters with stems, trimmed from other holly branches 
  • Paddle of 24-gauge floral wire (No. 94464202), by Panacea, from createforless.com
  • Ribbon from fabric or trim store

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Stretch wreath form into an oval. Secure floral wire to wreath form. Add a berry cluster to three or four holly tips to make a small bunch; lay bunch atop form. Wrap wire around bunches to secure. Repeat, overlapping each new bunch halfway over the last and with all bunches facing the same way.

  2. Step 2

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    Continue until wreath form is covered. Attach wire loop at top of form for hanging. Tie ribbon to make a bow and conceal hanger.