If you weren’t one of the lucky few to snag a ticket to Certified Horticulturalist Diane Burns’ wreath making workshop, you’re in luck. Just in time to start decorating for the holidays, she shares her top 5 wreath making tips that you can use at home. We promise, by following these tips, you’re sure to have the best wreath in the neighborhood!

Diane’s Wreath Making Tips 
  1. Start with a straw or grapevine base for you wreath. Both can be bought at your local craft store! 
  2. Get out and forage! You can find lots of greens and decorations (such as white pine, boxwood and pine cones) for your wreath in your own yard.  
  3. Start with white pine, boxwood and/or arborvitae and wire wrap it to your base.
    1. Pro Tip: Be sure to save your clippings from your own Christmas Tree.  Most Christmas trees are Fraser Firs and need to be limbed up a bit to fit into your stand.
  4. Use dried lavender, sweet gum balls, milkweed pods, and pine cones to decorate the wreath. Use floral pins and picks with wires to secure the decorations to the wreath (these items can be bought at your local craft store).   
  5. Spray your finished wreath with an anti desiccant such as Wilt Pruf to provide a protective coating to reduce the amount of water loss. Your wreath will look fresher for a longer period of time by doing this! 

Still searing for inspiration for your DIY wreath? Visit us at Pippin Hill to see one of Diane’s many citrus-inspired wreaths that are displayed around the property.

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