Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas From Our White House Florist Laura Dowling (Recipe Included!)

Holiday wreaths

Apple and berry wreath
What you'll need

1 12 inch straw wreath form
Stem wire
Floral wire
Floral picks (4 inches)
35 small red delicious apples
1 bunch of red holly berries
1 bunch of red rose hips
Trailing English ivy


Pierce apples through the center with the stem wire. Working from side to side on the front of the wreath, wrap wired apples around the form, twisting tightly in back to securely fasten each piece of fruit. Cover the entire wreath form with apples.
Cut small bunches of berries and rose hips (about 2 – 3 inches in length). Wire the berries and rose hips to floral picks.
Add the bunches to the wreath, interspersing the berries among the apples.
Wrap trailing ivy in and around the wreath as a finishing touc

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