Good Morning! How are you? I hope you are snug as a bug in a rug. oh, feels so good to have the home fires burnen’ again. We are hoping to get (another!) tree up this weekend and I am hosting a couple of parties, so it is going to be a rocking, socking fun Post Road weekend!!
And for even MORE fun…… I’ve decided to do three weeks of giving! Yup, three PRV giveaways coming atchya for the month of December. I decided to also make the giveaways into how-to’s and the how-to’s are going to be THREE DIFFERENT WREATHS! Yup, I neglected to include a single wreath in the winter magazine so I darn well plan to make up for that here!
This week I decided to stick with a ‘year round’ wreath. This is a great gift idea because the recipient can enjoy it year round yet it does have the warmth that I associate Christmas with.
So this post is instructional AS WELL as a giveaway! You can enter to win the wreath plus a print copy of winter Homebound and my new soap! Or you can just learn how to DIY….
(1) Gather up your supplies….. you will need-
an old clothes hanger (or wreath form)
candles, cut down smaller
vintage ribbon or lace to hang
I was inspired by the wall art in my winter magazine to add the candles. They add such a warm touch. So even though I’m dumb enough to add candles to a dried floral arrangement I am NOT dumb enough to light them! If you use the candles….. please don’t light them. Probably not worth risking life or limb. ok, now that we’ve got the PRV style disclaimer out of the way……
(2) To make your wreath form untwist the old hanger, form into a circle, and reattach at the ends.
(3) I broke the large heads of my dried hydrangeas into smaller pieces. I wanted something light and airy which makes the clothes hanger form perfect for this project.
(4) Securely wire the candles to the bottom of the form.
(5)Loop the lace or ribbon to the top of the form. I secured with a pin as I’m hanging mine where you won’t see the top. If you want use a vintage button or brooch to hold together.
(6) Carefully start wiring the small hydrangea heads to the wires. I found short pieces of florist wire easier to work with when the flowers are so fragile.
(7) Continue all the way around the wreath. Wire around the top ribbon loop so that it hangs straight up from the candles.
(8) Enjoy your handywork!
(9) You will be left with a ton of dried petals that fall off in the process… very pretty in a jar if you don’t feel like tossing!
Me in astonishment that it actually turned out
I hung her above my daybed……. my favorite spot as of late to curl up with some really good books.
I am beyond grateful for the encouragement, support, and purchases over the latest magazine! I was SO SO excited to finally get the hard copy in the mail (and the pre-orders shipped out too!) It comes in an improved binding and the pages are so juicy and thick. Not at all glossy like most magazines. It feels like a book to me. And that, my friends makes my heart beat fast.
So if you haven’t already purchased a print copy (or maybe you have and would like to give it to a friend)…… today is your chance to win this hydrangea wreath, Homebound in print
, and my new soap
To enter all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post here.
You can enter additional times by sharing this post on facebook, twitter, pinterest, your blog, or any other social sharing site.
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The hydrangeas used in this project are picked from my front gardens. Here’s the current scene…. I love them in all stages. But they are looking especially pretty to me right now bogged down with snow! If you have a sunny location and haven’t had much luck with other hydrangeas these are a great one to try. They are called Limelight and bloom a pretty green and fade into pink.