For today’s program, Cathy Isom keeps the holiday spirit alive be giving you some unique Do It Yourself wreaths inspired by your own garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Do it yourself holiday wreaths can help you save money on store-bought options. And, this winter you can make some beautiful creations from your own garden supplies.
An evergreen branch wreath is one example. Forage greenery from fresh evergreen trees or shrubs, or any textured greenery that grows near you, such as boxwood, pine, spruce, cedar, juniper, or fir. If you can’t forage these branches, you can find options for sale at garden centers or Christmas tree farms.
How about an edible herb wreath. They grow more and more gorgeous as the herbs dry out, and it’s an excellent alternative for anyone who is allergic to evergreens. Grab any edible herbs from your garden, a small-sized styrofoam wreath, U-shaped floral pins, and ribbon. Hardy evergreen herbs like rosemary, thyme, and winter savory work especially well.
Root vegetable holiday wreaths add beautiful—and unusual—pops of color to your home. You can use heirloom carrots and radishes, or any of your other favorite veggies to create this beautiful holiday wreath. Arrange the first layer by laying an even layer of one color, either radishes or carrots. Keep the leafy sections under the roots of the next veggie for a beautiful aesthetic. Continue adding in vegetables, one color at a time. Alternate the colors and tuck the greens, so the colorful pieces remain on top, and secure each vegetable to the base with floral wire. Allow the leaves to cover the wire from view.
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