You may not even realize it, but my guess is that very close at hand you can find all you need to make gorgeous, last-minute seasonal arrangements. Get your gloves on and let’s go harvest some greenery!
Step 1: Preparation
When building your arrangement, I recommend having gloves to protect your hands, a glue gun, an ample supply of glue sticks, a couple of paddles of craft wire, wire wreath forms, and maybe a second pair of hands. And of course, before you go snipping off parts of the neighbors’ shrubs and trees, please ask their permission.
Step 2: Evergreen cuttings
Start with cuttings of evergreens and conifers. These can be as elaborate or simple as fits your style. Evergreen bay laurel branches (Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’, Zones 6–8) make awesome fillers. Try adding battery-operated lights. I like using…
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