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Silver Fir and Holly Wreath

Martha Stewart
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To carry on the cheerful tradition of holly-bedecked halls, add berry accents to a circle of silver fir. Because holly dries out quickly, it’s best to display this wreath outside.

A wreath of silver fir and holly.

You Will Need:

  • 22-inch-diameter silver fir wreath
  • Large holly branches
  • Floral shears
  • Wired floral picks
  • Scissors
  • 2 yards of 6-inch-wide red satin ribbon
  • U pins

Wreath How-To

  1. Trim holly branches with shears to make twelve 4-inch berry sprigs. Align each sprig stem with 1 floral pick, and wrap with wire to secure.
  2. Starting at bottom just off center of wreath, insert sprigs, continuing about 3/4 of the way up each side.
  3. Wrap a 1-foot ribbon length around bottom of wreath. Secure at back with U pins.
  4. Tie remaining ribbon length into a large bow. Attach to wreath with pins, inserting beneath bow to hide. Trim bow tails to desired length. To create scalloped edges, fold ends accordion-style into fourths and round end with scissors.


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