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Decorating for the holidays is one of the best traditions of all. Growing up in Wisconsin we always bought a real Christmas tree and had real wreaths hung on our doors, but living in Arizona when the temperatures can still get into the 80's during the day, real greens dry out quickly. So, for the past 8 years I have opted for faux evergreen, and I must say it's a lot easier, less messy, better for the environment and more cost effective. However, there's just something missing when you know it's fake. So, here's a little DIY process on how you can spruce up our fake wreath to get the best of both worlds:
Materials Needed: One fake wreath Two to three different bundles of real greens or berries Florist wire Shears Ribbon to hang wreath
1| Choose a simple fake evergreen wreath. I found mine at Ikea.
2| Buy a couple bunches of greens and berries from your local grocery store or florist. (You can even include air plants). We used eucalyptus and red berries. I've seen magnolia leaves and rosemary used as well. You want to add different textures than the evergreen to give dimension and color. It will help the wreath appear fuller.
3| Clip a small spray of berries, poke it through until you can see the stem in the back of the wreath. Then fasten the stem to the wreath using florist wire (you can purchase it at Michael's).
4| Repeat step three with the other live greenery you purchased. Alternate around the wreath.
5| Once you have gone around the whole wreath, select your ribbon and tie it to your door or place your wreath around your dog for a picture perfect photo. (Our golden-doodle, Wendy, was a real sport).