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Learn how to create beautiful holiday wreaths with inexpensive materials by Joani MacCubbin.
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Tom MacCubbin: Today we're going to be talking about making a spring wreath. Hi I'm Tom MacCubbin.
Joani MacCubbin: And I'm Joani MacCubbin. Welcome to hisandhersgardening.com.
Tom MacCubbin: And Joani has all, every kind of supplies here for us to make a wreath that we can put where?
Joani MacCubbin: On the front door or even on the wall in the house, anywhere you want.
Tom MacCubbin: Yeah, we can hang it inside. And these here are kind of weatherproof I would say.
Joani MacCubbin: Yes, pretty much.
Tom MacCubbin: Now this all starts with what, looks like a grapevine, we got this out of our backyard.
Joani MacCubbin: No.
Tom MacCubbin: Okay.
Joani MacCubbin: Went to our local craft store and you can get these little grapevine wreaths for only $2, little over.
Tom MacCubbin: Yeah, but you probably could make this if you want to --
Joani MacCubbin: You actually could. It wouldn't be too hard.
Tom MacCubbin: And we have said grapevine so it could work that way but probably cheaper to buy it. Now this one here comes pre-decorated.
Joani MacCubbin: Well, no. I've already put this in there just to save us a little bit of time. And all you do is buy these little pieces of ivy that I've got here and they only cost about $1 each which really inexpensive for the whole thing.
Tom MacCubbin: Now we need to tell people that this is all imitation, the wreath is real but everything else is real so, I mean imitation so don't go out snipping this off your neighbor's plant and think it's going to make it right.
Joani MacCubbin: Well, to finish off this little wreath I put another piece of ivy right here just to show you and we're not going to -- we just kind of tuck it inside the grapevine.
Tom MacCubbin: Is it difficult to do?
Joani MacCubbin: Oh, no.
Tom MacCubbin: For us people with not so green ivy making wreath thumbs. Here we go yeah, looks kind of neat.
Joani MacCubbin: And then while you're also picking out this little greenery you can pick up some of these little bouquets of flowers, there this kind, it's a little Crocus and there is a little Pacifica
Tom MacCubbin: Ooh I love that Pacifica.
Joani MacCubbin: And I chose this one which -- what would you say that was, a purple?
Tom MacCubbin: Pretty purple flowers.
Joani MacCubbin: Yeah, I thought so too. Okay, and usually get a little bouquet of them and the first thing you do is you take your wire cutters and cut these little pieces off.
Tom MacCubbin: Hey even I could do that.
Joani MacCubbin: And then I --
Tom MacCubbin: See if I can do it, you can do it too.
Joani MacCubbin: Oh would you like to try this?
Tom MacCubbin: Well, I'll try. Do you want me to cut some of these up here for you?
Joani MacCubbin: Oh would you, yeah, yes.
Tom MacCubbin: Let's see what we got here.
Joani MacCubbin: Oh just cut it.
Tom MacCubbin: Got it.
Joani MacCubbin: Okay, and you take these little purple flowers and you just stick them in here in the wreath, both ways and just keep doing it, got another one sir.
Tom MacCubbin: Yes, I've got them, here they come. I'm good at cutting, let's see what we are doing, making them long enough for you?
Joani MacCubbin: Yes, that's nice. Maybe you can fill them in this spot, you can go all the way around.
Tom MacCubbin: That's what I was going to ask you, do you want to go all way around or do you partially or --
Joani MacCubbin: You can, or you don't have to. Let's go a little ways here.
Tom MacCubbin: Okay, you want more?
Joani MacCubbin: Sure, let's --
Tom MacCubbin: Cut more, well actually we're shaping up nice.
Joani MacCubbin: And it's simple.
Tom MacCubbin: And the nice thing about this is it doesn't wilt and is that kind of neat? There we go, got one more right there for you.
Joani MacCubbin: Because I didn't want you to bring the watering can.
Tom MacCubbin: Yup.
Joani MacCubbin: And look how a small amount of time it took. And to really finish it off, put a nice little bow on it. I went to the store and found some ribbon on sale, I made a nice little bow and you can put it right here at the bottom.
Tom MacCubbin: Yeah, the ribbon used for this was only what $0.99 a spool.
Joani MacCubbin: $0.99 on sale.
Tom MacCubbin: So we're not talking big bucks on this folks, okay.
Joani MacCubbin: And you got a --
Tom MacCubbin: Is that a wire there or what?
Joani MacCubbin: The best kind of ribbon to buy is the wire edges. Because you can make a bow, anybody can make a bow as long as the edges are wide, it's very simple. Perfect.
Tom MacCubbin: Okay.
Joani MacCubbin: And you're done.
Tom MacCubbin: We could've put tulips.
Joani MacCubbin: Those are crocus, yes.
Tom MacCubbin: Crocus, you got tulips down there.
Joani MacCubbin: Yes, and we had -- you could even have just tulips or you can just add a few here and there. And you've got a pretty good --
Tom MacCubbin: We've got too many flowers, I mean I have seen some of these.
Joani MacCubbin: Well.
Tom MacCubbin: Oh, you can't get too many flowers.
Joani MacCubbin: Well, as long -- what I think is, if the colors are in the same area like all purple or something close to purple, I don't think red will look pretty on this.
Tom MacCubbin: I mean that's all around just to hang it up.
Joani MacCubbin: Yes.
Tom MacCubbin: Now, you've already got one hanging over here, with one of our favorite flowers little hard to grow in Florida.
Joani MacCubbin: The dogwood yes, but we have one in bloom.
Tom MacCubbin: Yeah, we do.
Joani MacCubbin: And then, it's all done. You see this, the flowers are only on half this wreath. So we just apply the bow, and we're done.
Tom MacCubbin: Okay. I think -- where you want the bow, over here?
Joani MacCubbin: Right there, it would be perfect.
Tom MacCubbin: Okay, we just bring it in. And I guess we got to tie.
Joani MacCubbin: And we'll tie in the back.
Tom MacCubbin: And that one hangs down in the front there.
Joani MacCubbin: Right.
Tom MacCubbin: Something like that and probably need your touch to finish off. Yeah they're okay?
Joani MacCubbin: Perfect, looks lovely. Good job.
Tom MacCubbin: So, it's pretty easy to build a wreath. Just for your front door.
Joani MacCubbin: Hey, why do we sitting here relaxing. Get back and start your weeding.
Tom MacCubbin: That's what I'm doing, relaxing. That's all for now. Join us next time for hisandhersgardening.com.