Day 5 - Partridge in A Pear Tree Wreath
Tired of the same old wreath on your front door for the holidays? Why not play off of the Twelve Days of Christmas and make yourself a Partridge in A Pear Tree Wreath like mine!
Items you will need for this project:
Spool of Gold ribbon
Small vine balls
Faux frosted pears
Dried Orange slices
Small Partridge birds from craft store
Turkey, Pheasant or Grouse feathers, also available at craft store
Make a large bow from your gold ribbon and place at the top of your wreath with florist wire. Next, cut a long length of the same ribbon and wrap it around your wreath, leaving the loops loose and tucking into the pine every so often. Next hot glue the dried orange slices (I dried mine in my dehydrator, but you can also use your oven on a very low temperature) onto the wreath, spacing them every few inches or so and nestling them into the pine a bit. Do the same with your vine balls, faux fruit, cinnamon sticks and finally, your little patridges. I like to place the items on my wreath, look at it, then decide if I want to move anything before I glue each one. I chose to glue my birds perched on the vine balls, so they did not get 'lost' in the greenery.
When you are all done, tuck the feathers in here and there until you are happy with the way it looks. Take a length of wire and make a loop on the back of the wreath for hanging...you are done.
If properly dried, these orange slices will last for years.
I wish the wreath picture had turned out better...it really is very pretty to look at and unique. Enjoy - see you tomorrow!