Red Cedar Christmas Wreaths

17 Dec

Cedar Christmas Wreath Cedar Wreaths Diane making cedar wreaths

This year I made wreaths to use for either hanging on an outside door at Christmas or for a table centrepiece. There are machines for making wreaths, but these handcrafted. They are easy enough to make and good for fundraising. I chose a local non-profit organization to give half the sale proceeds to.


1)  Clip cedar boughs about 25 inches/64 cm. in length. About 7 pieces compose a small wreath.

2)   Bend a metal hangar (dry cleaning supply) to a round shape. The top hook used to hang the wreath up.

3)   Use the thickest and longest branches to create the base of the wreath. Insert the end of the branch into
the opening below the hook. Twist the branches around the wire. The remaining branches wind around the
base. Tuck the boughs as tightly as possible. Add more for a fuller wreath.

4)   Ribbon wrapped around the Red Cedar provides structure. The examples in the images show both styles
Add large or small bows. I sometimes weave in other Christmas green branches such as Huckleberry,
Holly, Oregon Grape, Red Osier Dogwood and Salal.

                                                       Happy Solstice,

                                       Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


Posted by on December 17, 2012 in arts and culture


2 responses to “Red Cedar Christmas Wreaths

  1. Linda T.

    December 18, 2012 at 8:19 am

    COOL, Thanks. Merry Christmas Diane and all the best in the New Year. See you in the spring.

    • myartshow

      December 20, 2012 at 8:59 am

      Thanks Linda and hope you have a good Christmas too.


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