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Make an Allium Winter Solstice Wreath

Video by Danielle Sherry, Edited by Christine Alexander

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind holiday craft project that will help ring in the snowflake season, look no further. This wreath uses garden trimmings from a favorite shrub and some dried seed heads to create a lovely and sophisticated decoration. And you can keep it up all winter long. The steps are simple, and the whole process should take less than 30 minutes. The best part is that the finished product looks like it was delivered straight from the North Pole to your door.

 

What you’ll need

  • 2 to 3 pliable branches from a deciduous tree or shrub
  • 22-gauge florist wire
  • Allium seed heads (various sizes)
  • White spray paint
  • Pruners
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Hot glue

 

STEPS

  1. Cut 2 to 3 pliable branches off a deciduous shrub or tree.
  2. Bend the branches into a teardrop shape, and secure the ends with wire. This creates your wreath frame.
  3. Cut allium seed heads from the garden.
  4. Lay the branch wreath frame out on a piece of cardboard, and spray it with white paint. Allow it to dry completely.
  5. Lay out the seed heads and spray them white too. Allow them to dry completely.
  6. Carefully attached the seed heads to a third of the wreath frame with hot glue.
  7. Allow to completely set, and then lightly spray the entire wreath with paint again. Allow it to dry.
  8. Attach a ribbon at the top if you want. Then hang for enjoyment throughout the winter season.

 

 

 

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