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Country Living Handmade Wreaths: Decorating Throughout the Year
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Country Living Handmade Wreaths: Decorating Throughout the Year

by Arlene Hamilton Stewart
     
 
Country Living Handmade Wreaths takes the joy of holiday wreaths and extends it throughout the year, showing readers that wreaths aren't just for one season. Organized according to the four seasons, the thirty-five wreath projects are accompanied by clear, concise how-to information, so that even neophyte wreath-makers can't go wrong.

The wreaths are made

Overview

Country Living Handmade Wreaths takes the joy of holiday wreaths and extends it throughout the year, showing readers that wreaths aren't just for one season. Organized according to the four seasons, the thirty-five wreath projects are accompanied by clear, concise how-to information, so that even neophyte wreath-makers can't go wrong.

The wreaths are made from natural materials, such as herbs, pinecones, and pussywillows, as well as materials that are simply fun and unexpected: chile peppers; cinnamon and nutmeg; lots of buttons. This range of materials provides a variety of looks and styles with year-round potential: fall harvest wreaths; lavender wreaths for spring; summer herb garden wreaths; and, of course, holiday wreaths. There is a holly wreath, a gingerbread wreath, and an Advent calendar wreath, to name a few.

Whether a reader wants to dress up a door, brighten a corner, or create a unique accent in the kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom -- this book has a project. Everyone with more taste than money can create a showpiece.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588164131
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
05/25/2004
Series:
Country Living Series
Pages:
109
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.61(d)

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As long as there have been celebrations, there have been wreaths. Sitting under a shady tree on a summer's afternoon, a young miss in Shakespeare's day would wind halos of daisies (then known as day's ease) into garlands for friends' birthdays. Victorian brides, fluent in the "language" of flowers, decked pews with wreaths of rosemary hoping to ensure marital fidelity.

Until the advent of hot glue guns and Styrofoam bases, wreaths were made entirely by hand, with straw, twigs, flowers, and other natural materials twisted into circles, then fastened with strings, vines, and rope. Even though wreath-making is an ancient tradition, fortunately for the present-day wreath-maker several modern conveniences exist.

This chapter addresses the technical aspects of wreath-making. It's not a complicated process; in fact, there are only three basic elements -- the base, the material and the means of attachment. Included here is advice on how to assemble wreaths, how to hang them, and how to care for them. In addition, this chapter has tips on drying, preserving, and pressing, and flowers and herbs so that you can build up an inventory of materials.

Copyright (c) 1998 by Hearst Communications, Inc.

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