Yuletide Garland

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Circle Weekend Crafts

This lovely yuletide garland is the perfect holder for a sparkling bowl of holiday punch. Place in the center of your holiday table this year.

You will need:

12″ diameter floral foam wreath ring Balsam or any flat tree greens Sprigs of holly leaves Boxwood greens 6 stems red roses 10 stems white roses 39 artificial red berries Floral tape Floral picks Floral wire 3 2/3 yards of 6 mm gold beading 1 1/4 yards of 1/4″-wide wired gold metallic ribbon

Tools needed:

Plastic sheet or plastic garbage bag Ruler or tape measure Scissors Directions: Soak floral foam wreath in water about 5 minutes; allow wreath to drain for two hours. Place drained wreath on a plastic sheet or other waterproof surface. Garland Cut the balsam into 3″ to 6″ lengths and insert into the floral foam wreath along the inner and outer sides. Insert a few stems around the top. Cut the holly sprigs to about 4″ in length and insert evenly around wreath. Cut the boxwood into 3″ to 5″ pieces and insert evenly around wreath, filling in any gaps.

If you make this project

we’d love to see it! Just send your photos and comments to the editor and it may get published on our Facebook fan page ! Cut rose stems to 1 1/2″ in length. Referring to the photo for placement, insert the red roses into the top of the wreath, spacing evenly. Then insert the white roses, placing them on the inner and outer portions of the wreath. Make 13 clusters of artificial red berries by taping 3 berry stems together with floral tape and attaching to a floral pick. Insert each cluster into the wreath, spacing evenly.

Use floral wire and floral tape to attach a floral pick to each end of the gold beading. Drape the gold beading twice around the wreath, crisscrossing decoratively (photo); insert the floral picks into the wreath to secure. Cut the gold metallic ribbon into thirds. Make three loop bows with 4 1/2″ long tails: Make two large loops at each side and a small loop in the center of each bow; secure with floral wire; trim the tail ends on the diagonal. Wrap the ends of the floral wire with floral tape and insert into the wreath, spacing the bows evenly. Place the punch bowl in the center of the garland. To keep the garland fresh, spray the floral foam with water every other day.

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