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Friday, July 8, 2011
Beautiful star shaped wreath made of fresh greenery. This photo is from Martha Stewart and the instructions for making the wreath can be found on her site. Just click on the photo for details.
The reason I posted this project is because I LOVE the way the wreath is hanging in the window! Leave it to Martha to turn the simple into stunning.
I have the book “Great American Wreaths” by Martha Stewart Living and it is fantastic. I’ve had it for years, but refer to it over and over again. It includes bow making, simple and easy to follow instructions on making wreaths. The Great American part comes from the fact that they chose materials from different states…..Magnolia leaves from Mississippi of course.
I’ve made the Magnolia wreath several times from fresh branches gathered from an old home place just down the road. It takes tons of branches because you just want to use the tips, but it makes an absolutely stunning wreath.
To make the Magnolia wreath some of the leaves are positioned with the waxy green side showing, then others turned with the velvety brown under side. Course, the leaves are fresh so the wreath doesn’t last but a few days, but still well worth the time spent to make it.
When I make them, I leave them in the house until ready to go outside for a backyard party and they just smell up the house with the Magnolia scent. Next one I make…..will be hanging in the window like the one above)))