The understated beauty of clusters of red berries accented with a snowy white ribbon makes this sweet little wreath a timeless addition to your collection of treasured keepsake ornaments. Holly or canella berries may be substituted for the pepper berries.
You will need:
- Floral tape in green
- 3 inch diameter Styrofoam ring
- Pepper berry branches
- 1/2 inch floral pins
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- 1/3 yard of 5/8 inch wide wire-edged organdy ribbon in white
- Ornament hook
1 Wrap floral tape around entire surface area of ring. Lay flat on clean work surface, wrong-side up.
2 Break branches into small lengths and attach to styrofoam ring, using floral pins. Cover pins with berries, attaching them with glue gun. Repeat until ring and pins are covered.
3 Gently turn wreath over and repeat step 2. Berries are delicate; do not press down on wreath. If berries come loose, reattach using glue gun.
4 Tie organdy ribbon to a floral pin, making knot at midpoint of ribbon. Tie a bow and trim edges with scissors if necessary.
5 Push floral pin to secure if necessary. Arrange bow and berries to cover insertion site of hook.
Excerpted from Instant Gratification Ornaments by Genevieve A. Sterbenz. Copyright 2001 by Chronicle Books. Excerpted with permission by Chronicle Books. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.