Saturday, December 19, 2015

Making a Fresh Wreath/Swag from Tree Trimmings



When we got our tree this year I saved some of the branches my husband cut off the bottom.  I knew I could use them for a few things.  

Cuttings from the bottom of the tree

First I pulled out a hanger from my husband's dry cleaning, took off the cardboard and bent it into a circle shape. 

I then wrapped small branches around the wire, overlapping the branches as I went.  If I had floral wire, I would have used it, but the branches stayed just fine. 



I added a ribbon and few apples (being a teacher and all)! 



I also made a few fresh swags for my bathroom



I love using the free greenery around my home during Christmas! 


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26 comments:

  1. Great ideas! I bet it smells terrific.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda-they do smell fantastic!

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  2. Beautiful and I bet it does smell so wonderful. Love this. Have a great week going into the big day.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-smells divine! Have a great week too!

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  3. Looks absolutely beautiful in your home and I triple the comments that your house must smell great with the fresh aroma of pine.
    xo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you Vera-I love the way they look and smell!

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  4. Everything looks beautiful, and the swags came out beautiful too. I love to make things like this from branches from cut branches. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you Su-It is hard to throw any of the trimmings away when they smell good and look good!

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  5. So many beautiful uses - love the garland over the bathroom mirror. I used my extra on the mantle with magnolia leaves - easy and pretty. Happy weekend!!

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    1. Thank you Kristy-I think using mango leaves is a great idea!

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  6. I bet your house smells so wonderful with all of the fresh greenery! Love it!!

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  7. Perfect! They look even better the way you have them displayed.

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  8. I like the natural touches, D. So pretty and welcoming.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-I like the natural touches too!

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  9. You are so creative! Nothing goes to waste I bet in your home!

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    1. Thank you Vel-nothing goes to waste as long as I have a say in it!

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  10. Very nice Darrielle, I love the smell using natural evergreens brings to a room. Why waste those off cuts, right. I didn't know you are a teacher!
    Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Marie-I agree-no wasting and yes I am still a teacher !

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  11. A beautiful way to use those extra greens! I've really been enjoying your lovely Christmas decor.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family,
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I don't like to waste things! Loving your new cottage! Merry Christmas!

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  12. I love how beautiful you decorate with the greens D! I bet your house smells heavenly too! The sway over your bathroom mirror is so pretty and festive. I would never have thought of using a wire hanger for my base, so thank you for the inspiration. I will definitely do that next time.
    I loved these peeks onto your beautiful home!
    Have a Happy New Year!!!
    sending hugs...

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    1. Thank you June-I love the fresh greenery and the smells too!

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  13. So beautiful!! I'm definitely going to need to remember for the New Year. I'm feeling fresh greenery for the house to continue into the blastering winter weather I know we will be getting. Lol pinning and sharing my friend

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    1. Thank you Stephanie-i am feeling fresh greenery for the new year too!

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