Craft a Holiday Wreath

November 10, 2008

dsc01945COOKIE RECIPEA few months back I mentioned that my recipe for Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies had  been  chosen to run in a round-up of best fast recipes in Food & Wine magazine. My sister emailed me and said a friend had  just seen it, so I guess it is in the current (December?) issue. Check it out. Meanwhile, you can  also find the recipe here.

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HOW TO MAKE A RUSTIC HOLIDAY WREATH

I am including fancy wreaths in some of my holiday gift basket designs, but when it comes to my own front door, I lean toward something a bit more rustic. This will be a snore for seasoned crafters, but the recipe for making this festive wreath couldn’t be simpler. What’s more, the wreath shown here will take you from fall through winter and all the holidays in between.

Start with an inexpensive vine wreath from a craft store. Assemble all the items you want to decorate your wreath with… pinecones, feathers, unshelled nuts, tiny dried gourds, paper or silk leaves, dried citrus or quince slices, acorns, dried berries, etc. Now simply hot glue them to the vine wreath with a glue gun. You’ll find that once you make your move and glue on that first item, all the rest will fall into place. Really! In fact, that’s the best part about this little craft project. It is virtually impossible to make a mistake! It’s perfectly OK that parts of the vine wreath show through. That’s the beauty of working with nature’s craft supplies. When it feels finished simply tie on a fancy ribbon and hang your masterpiece!

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Wreath Detail:

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