DIY: Fresh Balsam Winter Coastal Wreath

Supplies:

1 Fresh Balsam Wreath
Dry Florals (Eucalyptus)
Pine Cones
Fabric Bows
Star Fish or Silver Dollars (Shells are nice too)
Floral Wire
Silicone Glue or Craft Glue Gun
Scissors
Spray paint (optional)
Cut some floral wire and tie the bow(s) to the wreath.
Make a knot to hold it in place.
If you don’t prefer the rougher look trim it up a bit before adding the decor.

To me it shows more authentic and homemade than store bought.
Take the eucalyptus and dried florals and slide into the wreath in the same direction as the sprigs.
Continue filling in any holes as you go.
Add more decor using the glue as needed.
Silver and gold are great winter colors.
For the pine cones use the glue gun for a more secure hold.
We prefer a coastal wreath so dried sand dollars and star fish are a nice decorative touch.

Tip: Repurpose items from other wreaths and come up with any design with what you have on hand.

I used a combination of many things to include items from a Holiday wreath we received as a gift and eucalyptus sprayed with silver metallic paint from an earlier time.
The best time to purchase Balsam Wreaths at a discount is right after Christmas.

You can make these wonderful winter wreaths that last for 2-4 weeks if displayed indoors and
about a week and a half outside.

When the wreaths expires save the florals and decor for the next project.

Copyright © 2013, Original Photography, Writing, Design & Creation, and Post by Andrea Danielle Pistella.

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