How to Make an Evergreen Christmas Wreath (or Garland ) for FREE!

If you have access to any type of evergreen in your yard - or perhaps a neighbor will let you have some, you can make several of these evergreen wreaths in minutes. ( I even share a source for free greenery clippings you may not even know about.) It's so easy, and you can custom make these any size. I also show how to make a simple evergreen garland for a centerpiece.
I started with four types of evergreens... boxwood, rosemary, cedar and wild magnolia.
The process is basic. Layer and wiring. Layer and wiring.
You simple layer on stems about halfway down the original stem, wire and keep layering.
I used smaller clippings like rosemary and the wild magnolia to add bulk to the sides.
I did not use a wire form, but if you had one handy - the concept is still the same. (although using a form generally requires more greens)
Keep wiring until you have a garland that is long enough to form a wreath. You can now use the garland as a centerpiece or make it longer for your mantel.
Pull the ends into a circle and wire together firmly.
Add a bow and (opt) some berries, too, if desired.
Your wreath will begin to dry, but will maintain its color for quite a while. Enjoy!
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The Everyday Home/Barb Garrett
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