If you have following along around here for long, you already know how I'm crazy for the classic style of Matthew Mead. And now that Christmas is almost here I'm absolutely over the moon to be part of the more than fabulous holiday magazine that he has created, Holiday with Matthew Mead. Inside you'll find other great bloggers like Centsational Girl and Savour Fare as well. If you haven't already, order your expanded keepsake copy now!
So I was so excited when he agreed to stop by and share a few of his tips and tricks for the holiday season. Today's project is a a simply gorgeous wreath that is perfect for fall right through the holidays. What is not to love?
MONOCHROMATIC GREEN WREATHS
Wreath season is here and it is not to early to think about how to engage the tradition in an easy and sophisticated monochromatic way. Make your own base, or buy one pre-made and embellish it. Wreath making is fun and easy and one of the best ways to welcome guests. Make your own with simple ingredients found at the grocery store or home center.
YOU WILL NEED:
- A wreath form
- Floral wire
- Cut greens or a pre-made green wreath
- 36 Key limes or 14 green apples
- Cut greens like boxwood, arborvitae, evergreens
- Wooden floral picks
- Hot glue gun
**There are a multitude of wreath forms available at crafts stores, home centers and home decor stores.
We used a mix of fresh fruits and greens we found at the super market, but you could cut your own greens in your backyard or gather them at a church fair.
1. Cut greens into five inch clusters with 6 stems and wind each bouquet with floral wire. We used a 10 inch wire wreath form for this wreath and it required 12 mini bouquets.
2. Place green bouquet on wire form and tie on with a 5 inch piece or floral wire.
3. Continue to wrap until the wreath is covered.
4. Pierce fruit with a wooden floral pick. Spread hot glue on each stick and push into wreath. Hold in place until glue is dried and fruit is anchored.
5. Hang on a nail on a door, over a mantle, or on an interior window.
Thanks so much to Matthew for sharing! I always wondering how florists managed get get fruit in arrangements - I had no idea the secret was hot glue! Learn lots more holiday style tips and tricks in this years issue of Holiday with Matthew Mead.