28 Dec2012

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Fresh pine Christmas wreath, do-it-yourself, just PHP150 or less, plus cost of ribbon. :) But you probably need a trip to the wholesale flower market in Dimasalang/Dangwa to get the pine that is brought down from the Mt. Province… Just purchase a rattan ring for PHP25, use roughly PHP100 worth of pine leaves and some wire to attach the leaves to the rattan ring. Took less than 20 minutes to do. Our wreath at home had a very simple grosgrain red ribbon around it. The evergreen has a nice fragrance, and dries green.

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My Chief of Stuff also made a wreath for the front door of his home, and he opted for the more festive/flashier wide plaid ribbon. We have done this several times before, and I can tell you, it’s such a pleasure to hit the holiday season with loyal crew that know what to expect, what to do, how to prep for the festivities, and who seem to enjoy it all as well… :)

Previous posts on wreaths during the holidays:

2011
2009

 

COMMENTS:

  1. Natie says:

    It is also a pleasure to create!

    Dec 28, 2012 | 6:45 am

     
  2. PITS, MANILA says:

    they look great, MM! thanks for the DIY tips …

    Dec 28, 2012 | 8:14 am

     
  3. millet says:

    a pleasure, indeed! i’m sure they have learned to love the holidays as much as you do, MM!

    Dec 28, 2012 | 1:39 pm

     
  4. Monique says:

    Genius and inexpensive! Like like like!

    Dec 28, 2012 | 4:42 pm

     
  5. EbbaBlue says:

    I love making pine wreath, my husband though thinks its a waste of time, pina-ikot ikot lang daw yung mga dahon; and we have a metal door, kaya yung pagsabit eh duon sa front side wall, eh natatakipan yung door bell, so maraming “diskusion” kaya year after hindi ko na ginawa. One time naman when we were at North Carolina where our neighbors have huge Magnolia trees, yon ang ginawa ko – Magnolia leaves wreath, with pinatuyong roses and peonies. Ang ganda, hindi nga lang kasing bango ng pine wreath.

    Dec 28, 2012 | 10:10 pm

     
  6. Footloose says:

    Wreaths remind me of Advent, the celebratory anticipation of Christmas that is surprisingly a big event even in outwardly secular societies such as in the large European cities. They mark its progression with an advent calendar and in France, they also bake a special cake for the end of the last week of Advent which coincides with Christmas eve that looks much like their bûche de noël only in the shape of a wreath.

    Dec 28, 2012 | 10:44 pm

     
  7. marilen says:

    Simplicity itself – and beautiful and festive!!

    Dec 29, 2012 | 12:26 am

     
  8. RjsoBlessed! says:

    Thank you MM for sharing this wonderful wonderful idea of yours! I plan to make this as christmas gift next year to my neighbors. We live in a small village in Antipolo where there is still fog and I’m pretty sure the sight and smell of the pine wreath come December will definitely be a blast! By the way this is my first time to read your blog ( just chanced upon it thru google) and by golly, I am hooked! It’s as if I received a christmas present just by reading your blog. Happy Holidays!

    Dec 29, 2012 | 2:33 am

     
  9. atbnorge says:

    Ay, Ms. Natie, and Ms. EbbaBlue, hayun na ang LIKE icon!!!! Let’s thumb’s up na!!!

    Dec 29, 2012 | 4:14 am

     
  10. Botchok says:

    Maybe next year i’ll do it myself, been buying those “generic” ones at the mall. Thanks MM!

    Dec 29, 2012 | 6:04 am

     
  11. Marlo says:

    I can almost smell this wreath! My mom-in-law usually gets a fresh pine from S&R for her Christmas tree and the excess branches that get trimmed are placed in vases at the altar near the front door – the smell of pine hits you first thing when you enter the house! This wreath idea will amp it further! Thank you for such a simple yet creative idea…

    Dec 29, 2012 | 8:13 am

     

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