Over the years, I have made wreaths for our home, as well as for donating to fundraisers. I’ve been on organizing committees for charity Decorated Homes Tours. Here are some unusual takes on the seasonal wreath.
This repetition of simple shapes is clean and classy. It’s from the Two Rivers Gallery’s Decorated Homes tour: “Wine and Roses” is about 28″ high, made from grapevine, dried red roses, sweet plastic grapes, romantic ribbons. I designed and made it for a charity auction, and it brought a satisfyingly high price, as well as an honorary prize.For her house on one of the tours, Sharon Brink made this amazing FRESH flower wreath. It’s about 30″ in diameter. The form is plywood, and it was so heavy the home-owner had to add bracing on the other side of the wall! There is wet oasis and plenty of sphagnum moss wrapped in plastic to keep the wall dry. It was packed solidly with fresh flowers, and lasted about two weeks. I love the addition of a few pink and yellow blooms.Another large one I made for a fundraiser is an Advent Wreath. Included with the glycerine-preserved juniper branches are ribbons, birds, bells, glass raspberries, and little stitched cones (each with a gold satin-stitched number on the front). It also got a great price and a prize at the fair.
A few years ago, we celebrated the December birthday of a special friend by hosting a wreath-making party. This free-standing wreath, made of grapevine, gets refreshed each year with a sparse insertion of flowers and greens.
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