Easy & elegant wreaths
Many Christmas memories are associated with the smell and look of evergreens. This festive wreath uses fresh-cut golden conifer foliage to perk up the greenery. A lime-gold satin ribbon accents the golden highlights; pinecones can be added.
TIME: About 90 minutes
COST: $15 (plus about $20 for evergreens if your garden doesn’t supply them)
TOOLS AND MATERIALS • Clippers and wire cutters • 10 branches green conifers • 20 branches golden conifers • Spool of coated 22- or 24-gauge florist’s wire • 16-inch heavy-gauge wire wreath base from a craft or florists’ supply store • 8 feet of wired, greenish gold ribbon • About six pinecones (optional)