Back around Mother’s Day, I wrote a post about the Victorian “Language of Flowers”, and how you can use it to customize your floral gift-giving. Some of the most common blooms and plants associated with the holiday season can be found on the Language of Flowers lists, including poinsettias (“Be of Good Cheer”) and holly, which stands for domestic happiness. With that in mind, a miniature wreath of holly berries is the perfect gift for the newlyweds in your life this holiday season.
What You Need:
- Holly berry spray from craft store
- Green Floral Wire
- Wire snips
- Craft Glue
- Ribbon (not shown)
What To Do:
- Trim two stems of berries from the spray.
- Wire the two stems together with the berries facing away from each other.
- Bring the ends of the berry stems around to form a circle and wire them together.
- Remove one set of silk leaves from the spray. I found the leaves to be too big for the wreath, so I trimmed them using scissors. The leaves came in groups of three, but I used only two leaves.
- Wire the leaves to the top of the wreath.
- Tie a ribbon bow and glue it to the leaves at the top of the wreath.
- Add a piece of ribbon at the top for a hanger.
- Optional: Add a personalized tag to the wreath with the couple’s name and the year, and on the back include a message such as “Holly symbolizes domestic happiness”.
You could also make a wreath from a combination of holly and ivy, since ivy stands for fidelity. Happy Decorating!