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.
HOW TO MAKE CEDAR WREATHS
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.