Sometimes, a little imagination is all you need to make a nice Christmas wreath without spending a whole lot of money. If you were reading this blog last Christmas, you might have noticed this wonderful wreath we received from a friend… Made by the team of Fiore di M, by Margarita Fores, it was stored in a plastic bag for the last year and given a simple facelift today. The original ribbons and dried pasta were removed (dried pasta had been munched on by bugs) and some very fresh Baguio pine branches were attached with the use of thin floral wire…
The vine wreath was a wonderful base to build on. Surrounded by some baguio pine, it looked good plain, and had a nice fragrance to boot. This was roughly PHP30 worth of baguio pine branches. At this time of year, they sell three medium sized bunches for PHP100 at the Dimasalang flower market.
Next, I put a small piece of floral foam or oasis at the bottom of the inner part of the wreath, secured it with a little wire, and arranged one large red carnation and about a dozen or so roses, also from Dimasalang. Along with some red ribbon, this whole wreath cost some PHP90 to make. Not bad, huh? And you can just change the flowers when they wilt, or replace them with a less perishable ribbon instead.
With fresh mistletoe hanging above this wreath on our front door, it is indeed beginning to look a lot like Christmas in our home… I hope you are all faring well with your own holiday preparations!