I am truly blessed with wonderful family. With my own family members living a few provinces away I feel lucky to have been welcomed into hubby’s family with open arms. His parents, brother and sister-in-law are all wonderful people who I am happy to be related to. When we get together we always have a great time.
This week-end my mother-in-law showed me how to make an evergreen wreath. Growing up as a city girl I find I am still surprised to discover that people actually do these things I used to think only happened in the movies (like walk into a forest and cut down a Christmas tree with an axe, or visit the same forest to gather evergreen boughs for wreaths and garlands.)
It smelled like Christmas already and we hadn’t even started yet!
We then cut the boughs into smaller “hands” which we piled in groups of 3 or 4.
We then used green florists wire to attach the “hands” to the wire frame, alternating attaching them to the front and back. (Maybe next year I will write a tutorial on this. It was super fun and easy, if you have access to fresh greenery you really should give it a try!)
I have to admit I did have a few “oh dear” moments when my wreath seemed more like a wild square then a wreath, but with a little trimming I was quite happy with the result.
I usually just trim my wreaths with a simple bow and hang it on the door, but my mother-in-law had bags and bags of ribbons and flowers and pinecones that she had saved over the years. It was too much fun to pass up!
With the wreath now gracing our front door I feel like the holiday season has truly begun. And with snow on the ground and more softly falling, it certainly does feel like Christmas is coming.