DIY holiday wreaths
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Making holiday wreaths

DIY holiday wreaths

Make a holiday wreath to give -- and one to keep. Here’s how: 

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DIY holiday wreaths

Buy pre-made 18-inch grapevine wreath frames, along with glue guns, wire cutters, several spools of small gauge wire and burlap ropes and ribbons for accents.

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DIY holiday wreaths

Buy hearty greens that dry nicely to layer the wreaths, think traditional juniper, cedar and other conifer tree branches as well as Silver Dollar eucalyptus leaves for a distinct SoCal-meets-holidays feel.

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DIY holiday wreaths

You’ll also want to look for florals that will add color. 

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DIY holiday wreaths

Get to work using wire, ribbons and glue guns to pull it all together. 

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DIY holiday wreaths

The gorgeous results.

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