Saturday, December 11, 2010

Apple Berry Wreath

Tools and Materials:
- 2 styrofoam wreath forms, 14x2.5x2 and 12x2x2
- 2" artficial apples, approx. 60
- 14 bunches of red/orange/brown artificial berries
- 2 bags of light green reindeer moss
- 2 bags of dark green reindeer moss
- Toothpicks
- Florist wire, 10" length
- Glue gun and glue
- Coordinating ribbon

1 - Wrap and knot your floral around your larger foam wreath form in a manner the gives you a loop for hanging. This will become the top center of your completed wreath.
2 - Glue smaller wreath form on top of the larger one and let dry thoroughly.
3 - Glue the moss on, covering the front and back of the assembled wreath forms. Be sure not to cover up your hanging wire loop.
4 - Apply a dab of glue to one end of a toothpick and insert it into the center bottom of an apple. Repeat with all the apples.
5 - Apply a dab of glue to the other end of the toothpicks and insert the apples, side by side, around the outside circumference of the wreath.
6 - Insert your berry bunches into the wreath forming a circle just inside the row of apples.
7 - Continue alternating between circles of apples and berries until your wreath is full. You should end up with a circle of apples at the inside center.
8 - Use the ribbon to hnag your wreath.

1 comment: