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post #1 of 26
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So, how many of you are putting up seasonal wreaths for the holidays?? I got some stuff tonight to make a gorgrous wreath that will work for both Christmas and Hanukkah I'm soo excited! I'm going to make it tomorrow. I swear I have a list a mile long for everyone who wants wreaths - i'm a florist, so all of my family picks out the materials they want each year and I make the wreaths, etc for them. Who else is putting up a wreath this year?
post #2 of 26
We have a fake one (already up) with pine cones and red and gold ribbon
post #3 of 26
I have 2 artificial up already. I was just talking the other day with my co-workers about how I missed the scent from making ones with live greenery in school. (I took floriculture for 2 years and we'd sell wreaths and cemetary pieces and what-not at Christmas) I may have to see if the high school has any for sale yet!
post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
So, how many of you are putting up seasonal wreaths for the holidays?? I got some stuff tonight to make a gorgrous wreath that will work for both Christmas and Hanukkah I'm soo excited! I'm going to make it tomorrow. I swear I have a list a mile long for everyone who wants wreaths - i'm a florist, so all of my family picks out the materials they want each year and I make the wreaths, etc for them. Who else is putting up a wreath this year?


Well I know you do the flower thing, Your Making it tomorrow WOW I wanna see it Then I will decide if I am putting one up. Then maybe I'll have you make me one
post #5 of 26
ME!!!!!!. I bought mine on saturday so i just have to put it on the door now
post #6 of 26
i have this cute one made out of sticks and its got a teddy on the front
if i have time when i get home tonight im going to put it up
post #7 of 26
I have two real wreaths outside that I decorated with dark red fake poinsettias, and gold ribbon. I am working on a wreath made out of just ribbon for inside. I saw a ribbon one at a florist for $120 , so I thought it was worth an attempt to make it myself!
post #8 of 26
I Always put up wreaths. I pick my own fur tips and make my own.usually I have them made by now. But I've been so busy decorating putting up my outside lights. Xmas shopping ect I haven't made them yet. But its snowing right now so I guess I'm going to make them today.I have the fur all ready.
post #9 of 26
I used to have a really nice one that I hung on the outside of my apartment door for years and years. One year some idiot stole it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man was I ticked off! Now I don't have a wreathe because I haven't found one that I really like enough to buy. The one I had was a gift from my friend's mom who was big into arts and crafts and made it for me. Unfortunately she doesn't do that kind of thing anymore so I can't get another.
post #10 of 26
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Well I know you do the flower thing, Your Making it tomorrow WOW I wanna see it Then I will decide if I am putting one up. Then maybe I'll have you make me one
No problem as soon as I make it, i will send you a picture


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I have two real wreaths outside that I decorated with dark red fake poinsettias, and gold ribbon. I am working on a wreath made out of just ribbon for inside. I saw a ribbon one at a florist for $120 , so I thought it was worth an attempt to make it myself!
Just a little word of advice (you didn't hear it from this florist), but just about EVERYTHING in a flower shop is marked up between 50-90% as far as the final sale prices go. You'd be surprised just how cheap we can get Star of Bethleham, Roses, Lilies, anything like that.....we get them really cheap and mark them up a lot (to make a profit, otherwise we wouldn't make a thing) / If you'd rather not use a florist, Martha Stewart has a TON of creative ideas on her website www.marthastewart.com . I definitely recommend it. She pretty much revolutionized the floral design industry along with Frankie Shelton a while back- those two ladies made the design industry what it is today. So if you can get ideas and tips from her site for free and do it on your on, i say go for it
post #11 of 26
I put up a Chanukah Wreath today and I may put blue lights on the hedge in front of my house.

post #12 of 26
oh and did you know that wreaths were originally Jewish and then the romans borrowed the custom and the Christians inherited it. Cool huh? not to mention the Festival of Light.
post #13 of 26
Heres one of mine.............its from Ikea - only 15 euros and well its just all lights I it
post #14 of 26
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Well, it's getting late here...i've been swamped all day so it looks like i will have to make my wreath tomorrow. I have blue,silver,white ribbon, berries, flowers, & glitter sticks for it I'll take pictures whenever i make it
post #15 of 26
Yeah sure you will
post #16 of 26
Here is a wreath my Mom and I made it's over 4 1/2 ft. There is also one the same size on the front entrance...little different decorations(Outdoor Friendly)
the color on the grapes is way off though they are burgundy not sure why they look pink! This is in my Kitchen.
post #17 of 26
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helen, your wreath is pretty (humm, and those grapes do look pink)
post #18 of 26
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helen, your wreath is pretty (humm, and those grapes do look pink)
Thanks Nikki....I know I love pink, but they aren't
post #19 of 26
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Thanks Nikki....I know I love pink, but they aren't
you're very welcome
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
helen, your wreath is pretty (humm, and those grapes do look pink)


The grapes weren't done yet The look like Pink Champagne grapes
post #21 of 26
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Here are a few things that are going on my wreath as soon as i get a chance to make it. (i've been working in the floral dpt. all day making everyone else's so right now i'm not really in a mood to make mine). I'm using white silks, berries, gold sticks, ribbon, and i'll probably add a few more things from my floral stuff that i come up with


(sorry for the bad picture quality, I took it on my cell phone)
post #22 of 26
Ya'll have got me in the mood to make something now! A few years ago I did swags for 2 of the windows in my house and 2 for my mother. I'd like to make 2 more but I doubt I can get them to match so I'll have to see what I come up with!
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles View Post
Ya'll have got me in the mood to make something now! A few years ago I did swags for 2 of the windows in my house and 2 for my mother. I'd like to make 2 more but I doubt I can get them to match so I'll have to see what I come up with!
They don't have to match exactly Try to use similar colors in both swags, so that way if they don't turn out exactly alike, they'll still have similar color schemes- so that will unify them. Sometimes it's nice if they are a little different from one another
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post #25 of 26
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Helen that's gorgeous and huge!!!! It makes mine look like a pea on a drum : You've got the same coloured flowers as mine as well, and on an evening the street lamp picks up the glitter.

I'll try and take a picture of mine at the weekend
post #26 of 26
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Helen that's gorgeous and huge!!!! It makes mine look like a pea on a drum : You've got the same coloured flowers as mine as well, and on an evening the street lamp picks up the glitter.

I'll try and take a picture of mine at the weekend
A pea in a drum I never heard that before We have a high wall in that part of the kitchen so we did a big one
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