Making an evergreen Christmas wreath is a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. It’s festive, smells heavenly, it’s free and simple to make. When I was a little girl I remember going through the woods with my mom looking for running cedar to make our wreath with. We would gather all we could in bags and bring them back home for assembling.
We wrapped the running ivy on a grapevine wreath and then finished it off with a red ribbon and bow. It was so much fun that I decided to take the tradition with me when I got married and it continues to this day.
We have cedar, pine, holly and magnolia trees on our property. This year I made our wreath from magnolia branches. You can choose any evergreen you want, it’s all made the same way. It’s the cheapest wreath you can make after you buy the ribbon the first year. To extend the life of your wreath- after you chop the branches or vines, put the ends in water over night. This will keep them green for way over a month.