Use the Christmas greetings you receive in the mail to greet your guests as they arrive at your door. Make a wire wreath that is also a Christmas card holder by adding handmade wire card holders to a wire wreath frame before you cover it with evergreens. At the end of the holiday season, you can remove the cards and greenery and save the wire form to use again next year.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- 18-gauge annealed wire, 18-inch lengths
- Round nose pliers
- 10-inch wire wreath form
- Floral wire
Curl one end of eleven, 18-inch lengths of 18-gauge annealed wire into a 1-inch wide flat spiral. Use round nose pliers and make the centre by twisting the wire tightly around one "nose" of the pliers. Keep twisting making larger and larger circles. These spirals will hold the cards. Annealed wire has been hardened with heat, so the spirals will be strong enough to be opened and closed again and again.
Cut the straight ends of the wire spirals off, 5 inches from the spiral.
Wire the card holders to the wire wreath form in a random pattern, spacing them evenly around the wreath. Attach them by wrapping the last 3 inches of the straight end around the wire of the wreath several times. Position the spiral end so that it is in an upright position for holding a card.
Cut the greenery into 6-inch lengths and gather several lengths together into a bundle .
Place a bundle of greenery on the wreath form and secure it in place with floral wire. Wrap the wire completely around the frame and the greenery.
Continue adding bundles and wrapping the wire around them until the wreath is full. All the greenery should point in the same direction going around the wreath.
Slip your cards into the wire card holders.
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