Friday, December 19, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
You can grab a bundle of pine boughs and a bag of cones from your local flower shop or grocer and that's all you need to get started. The other supplies and tools you'll need are:
- floral wire (just use whatever brand you can find)
- outdoor ribbon or a pre-made bow of your choice
- wire cutters
- pruning shears or heavy duty scissors
*** see note at the bottom :)
Pull the tips of the pine towards the front of the wreath and mix it in with the fir boughs. Once again you can encourage them into place with some of your floral wire if they don't stay where you want them.
Cut 8- 12 inch lengths of wire and start to wire the pine cones. It's up to you how many you use but I wired more than I thought I would use and they all ended up on my wreath.
If you like the style of the one I did start with the larger cones at the centre of the top and keep adding more layers of cones until you are happy!
I spread some of the smaller cones out to the side of the first large ones and then decided where to add the bow.
You could just fill your wreath with cones if you wanted a very rustic look without ribbon. It would look great if you had some different types of cones too.
After I attached the bow I continued to fill in around the top of the wreath with a few more cones and some smaller tips of pine bough.
That's it. You are done. Hang it up and enjoy!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
And my other job! Just finished up some fresh new aprons for Cabot and Rose and the fabrics are so lovely with the added bonus of Teena Marie's hand printed bumble bees and dragonflies.
Back to thoughts of December weather and little wool buddies.