Family Crafts: Wreaths

Given how creative everyone in my family is, it’s no surprise that part of our first-ever Thanksgiving retreat up in the North Woods involved crafts.

One of our projects was making Christmas wreaths. Our cousins’ property probably has thousands of pines of varying types, so we took a short nature hike to cut boughs of balsam, white pine and red pine.

I think this was our second wheel barrow full of boughs.

I think this was our second wheel barrow full of boughs.

The guys were the first to make wreaths, and found a few beers made it easier to maintain their manliness while bundling greens, tying them to wreath frames and decorating their wreaths with bows, bells and perhaps even a touch of glitter.

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They had a little help with the bows, but set the bar pretty high for the second crew of wreath makers.

I was in the second group. We had the advantage of working on our wreaths during the day. First we had to collect more boughs.

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I think we did pretty well ourselves:

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M&M’s wreath

This is my wreath:

It needs a pop of color, but a bow would be crushed by my storm door, so I need to figure something out.

It needs a pop of color, but a bow would be crushed by my storm door, so I need to figure something out.

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About Paula Hendrickson

I'm a full-time freelance writer with an addiction to yarn, cooking and all kinds of crafty things. I come from a long line of creative and entrepreneurial types on both sides of the family, making creativity almost like competitive pursuit.

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