Decorating an Evergreen Wreath

20141215_163711I was given a pre-made evergreen wreath.  I love the smell of fresh pine so it hangs inside my door.  I wanted it decorated, but not overly decorated.  So here is what I did –

It was already assembled and had pine cones on it, but if you want to make it yourself, start with the green metal form and wire the branches on in a circular pattern –


Using wire or hot glue, place the pine cones and some cypress branches onto the form (all of which grow right in my yard!)


Next I put a strand of battery operated, little snowman, LED lights around the branches.  I love snow and I love snowmen!  20141215_162311


I purchased some frosted red berries and some glittery ones too!  A little glitz to a semi-natural wreath – 20141215_162456

I cut each cluster off and gently pushed them into the wreath, one at a time, around the pine cones.  You can use hot glue if you want, but I wanted to be able to remove them and use them again next year.   xyz xzz


Once everything was where I wanted it, I placed a gold bow on the top (click here to go to Save on Crafts for a tutorial on making bows), carefully placed the ends and turned on the lights!


Merry Christmas!






About Helen Fern

I live in the upper Willamette Valley with my amazing husband and four very spoiled cats - three adopted feral cats and one shelter baby. We have lived here since the dawn of 1991 and love every inch of the region.
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6 Responses to Decorating an Evergreen Wreath

  1. Millie says:

    love the snowmen lights! beautiful wreath and perfect for the holidays! Thanks for sharing at the Christmas in July party!

  2. Now I want an evergreen wreath! I love the pine cones and the lights!!

  3. It looks so gorgeous and must smell divine. Wreaths are not a big thing in South Africa but I really wish they were, there are so many possibilities.

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