These are 2 Wreaths that Laura, my daughter (who has a greenhouse) made. This is her post... She's going to show how to make 2 different wreaths, an herb wreath and a square wreath.
I was looking at my overgrown herbs growing in my greenhouse and trying to think of ways to use them other than cooking. I thought maybe I should dry them, so I started looking for ways to dry them and I came upon Herb Wreaths...
Here is my greenhouse. It's also the back door. We have to walk through the greenhouse to get to the back door. It's great. It's a mudroom at its best!
Online you can buy herb wreaths for $50. I made mine for a lot less than that. The basics for a wreath are: a frame, florist wire, cutters and greens. I used a $3 dollar floral foam arranger from Walmart for my base. Everything else I already had on hand.
Here are the herbs I used for the wreath:
It looked like it was missing something, but I didn't have anything other than green colored. Next year, I'll have to grow red chili peppers and garlic for a spicier look. Or maybe a couple cinnamon sticks tucked in with berries for a sweeter look.
For now, my mom tucked in a little round candle. I like it. Very simple and clean looking.
I hung my wreath on my kitchen door, perfect for easy access for when Justin is cooking. I know... Justin cooks more than I do. Which is fine by me. More time for crafting! :)
SQUARE CHRISTMAS WREATH
My mom (Linda) hands me a picture frame covered in fabric from an old project and said, "Can you do something with this?" Being on a wreath making kick, I said, "of course... Let's make a square wreath."
- 8x10 frame - given to me, but can be found at the Dollar Store or Christmas Tree Shop or collecting dust in a closet
- floral wire & cutters -which I had
- live greens - cut from my yard or $20 bucks at Home Depot or Lowes
- decorations - I bought mine from Michaels on sale with a coupon
Total cost of the project came from the decorations which I spent less than $10 for.
|Wiring on the greens|
|Needs more greens|
|Fixing a few things|
After using a lot of wire, it was ready for the decorations. I used easy to tuck in decorations and placed on my door. Not bad for a quick and easy project that is different. My Mom suggested putting letters such as JOY or the 1st letter of your last name on the wreath. Isn't that a great idea? Unfortunately, I have more things to make before Christmas so I'll leave that idea for someone else to try. :)
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