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How to Make a Christmas Wreath 

Seeing evergreen wreaths pop into the landscape always tugs nostalgically at my heartstrings as the Christmas holiday season draws near.  Have you ever wondered how to make your own fresh evergreen wreath?  It’s easier than you think. This blog will describe two options for wreath construction, a traditional assembly with a wire form and an eco-friendly version with completely biodegradable components. Let’s dig in and be creative!  Materials Needed to Construct a DIY Evergreen Wreath Supplies for an evergreen wreath are simple to find and readily available.  You can start this project in your backyard, which will also keep your budget down. Gather a variety of fresh greenery.    Sprigs of pine, fir, and cedar are the foundation for this project, and it really doesn’t matter which ones you have, the goal is to have an assortment of textures, colours, and shapes.   This is what gives wreaths their character. Other great additions are small branches, twigs that have dried berries, and pinecones.  Try to have at least four different kinds of greenery.   Whatever you choose, have enough of each type so your combinations will be consistent for the whole wreath.   In the photos, I used Red Cedar branches for a flat light green base, Scots Pine with long needles, Balsam Fir with shorter needles for balance and fragrance, and Saskatoon twigs to lend a rustic look.   If you are making a 14″ wreath, collect enough of each type of foliage to make 14-18 bunches, so you will need 28-36 pieces

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath 

Seeing evergreen wreaths pop into the landscape always tugs nostalgically at my heartstrings as the Christmas holiday season draws near.  Have you ever wondered how to make your own fresh evergreen wreath?  It’s easier than you think. This blog will describe two options for wreath construction, a traditional assembly with a wire form and an eco-friendly version with completely biodegradable components. Let’s dig in and be creative!  Materials Needed to Construct a DIY Evergreen Wreath Supplies for an evergreen wreath are simple to find and readily available.  You can start this project in your backyard, which will also keep your budget down. Gather a variety of fresh greenery.    Sprigs of pine, fir, and cedar are the foundation for this project, and it really doesn’t matter which ones you have, the goal is to have an assortment of textures, colours, and shapes.   This is what gives wreaths their character. Other great additions are small branches, twigs that have dried berries, and pinecones.  Try to have at least four different kinds of greenery.   Whatever you choose, have enough of each type so your combinations will be consistent for the whole wreath.   In the photos, I used Red Cedar branches for a flat light green base, Scots Pine with long needles, Balsam Fir with shorter needles for balance and fragrance, and Saskatoon twigs to lend a rustic look.   If you are making a 14″ wreath, collect enough of each type of foliage to make 14-18 bunches, so you will need 28-36 pieces

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Sharon Wallish Murphy grew up in her family’s greenhouse at the heels of her father, Charlie, who mentored and helped her develop her passion – to share the love of growing.  After 20 years of having her own greenhouse, her desire is to empower others to find joy in their gardening journey and together we can make a more beautiful and life giving world.

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