This wreath is made using clippings from two shrubs in our front yard. If you live in the Mid-Atlantic states February is the month that you should be trimming your rose bushes and other shrubs. Not all shrubs though. You want to stay away from Azaleas and other similar shrubs or you'll be cutting off your spring blooms.
This is what I made with those clippings...
I love that little piece of history. I also read that each of the four leaves on a four-leaf clover are symbolic for FAITH, HOPE, LOVE and last but not least LUCK. With that said I am quite happy to be hanging this little symbol on my door through Saint Paddy's Day which is Saturday, March 17th.
Do you believe in luck? I believe good things are a combination of hard work, creativity, relationships and prayer. Although it is fun to think that finding a four-leaf clover in the middle of a patch of three-leaf clovers would bring me some kind of good fortune.
If you would like to make a four-leaf clover for your door or anywhere else in your home for that matter this is what you will need:
1. Clippings from Your Shrubs
All of the items listed below can be found in the floral section of your local craft store.
2. Floral Stem Wrap Tape
3. Aluminum Floral Wire (I used 12 gauge)
4. Green 24 GA 1/4 LB. Wire
5. Wide Satin Ribbon (I scored on this and got several rolls that were clearanced out for $1 a piece)
6. Wire Clippers and heavy duty scissors for trimming greenery (not pictured)
Using the 12 gauge, copper colored, aluminum floral wire create your shape being sure to coil and wrap tightly in the center so each part stays attached and doesn't separate once you start attaching the greenery.
Here's where you turn around and take a picture of your wee one's playing with game pieces from a topple game, getting into your spice cabinet and finding a lost candy cane from Christmas to get sugared-up on! Ah yes and in the background you will see hot dogs wrapped in crescent roll dough patiently waiting for the oven to preheat. The lunch of champions! Mmmm.... not so much.
Back to the wreath. Then using the green wire start attaching the bundles. Keep the wire one continuous piece and then layer the bundles, one over the other, while you continue to tightly wrap around the aluminum form.
Plan the direction that the bundles will flow to make sure that the taped ends are always hidden.
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