The ancient Persians, Greeks and Romans once used decorative wreaths of laurel to signify victory.
The Germanic people used greenery in the form of boughs and wreaths to celebrate the recurring seasons.
The Christmas wreath’s circular shape represents a victorious eternity, while the greens of its evergreen branches represent growth and everlasting life.
Cedar symbolizes strength and healing, and placing pine cones and nuts in a wreath is symbolic of new life.
Designing a wreath
- gather 10cm trimmings of cedar, pine, and fir
- use a wire wreath frame and attach #24 floral wire along the wire frame
- gather the twigs in bunches and attach them to the sections of floral wire, continue this process by lapping the bunches until the entire frame is covered with boughs
- lift the first bundle that you wired onto the frame and tuck the last bundle under the first to give a smooth circular look
- you may decorate the wreath with pine cones or balls, by wrapping wire on the stems and attaching them to the wreath
- roses and carnations with water pics may be added for a formal look