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    Damsel Diva TopStar
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    Homemade wreaths?

    We have a holly bush in front of our new house and I fancy making our own wreath for the door. Anyone has any idea on how to make one?





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    Make Do and Mend Damsel silverpod
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    Re: Homemade wreaths?

    I bought all my weath stuff from ebay- you need a ring, florists wire on a reel, green wire strands and german pins, as well as moss, or you could use an oasis ring but I don't know any tips for that way.

    Here is a post I did last year with some tips

    http://www.damsels.org/forum/showthr...th#post2695941

    The only thing is that I did my first one using holly and I would say never again. It's harder to work with, as well as being prickly and it doesn't last as long as other greenery though I think you would be ok by now. I much preferred using evergreen, and I found something else with red berries on for colour.

    Another idea which might be easier (and save getting the kit) is to do a holly swag, I think they look effective.

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    Damsel Diva Bert2e
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    Re: Homemade wreaths?

    Here's mine from last year:



    I make up lots of little bunches and then wire them onto a wicker ring - this year I will use dried orange slices but sometimes I whole satsumas and rose hips instead of holly berries as we don't have any this year. The greenery is a mix of yew, fir and ivy as that's what we have in the garden. The fir cones come from a tree up the road.



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    Re: Homemade wreaths?

    Kirsty's just made one on channel 4!
    08-02-04 spa 28-04-06

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    Damsel Diva claireh
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    Re: Homemade wreaths?

    I was just going to post about Silverpod's!

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    Dazzling Damsel
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    Re: Homemade wreaths?

    Our local florist/interior shop have done workshops this week and have just put the picture on facebook - they have a beautiful one with peacock feathers as part of the decorations
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