Go Birch or go home
Three weeks ago we cut back our Sizzling Chinese Fringe Flower after it's second bloom. I was able to use the limbs to created a wreath form. It was severely painful for my hands so I'm not sure if I would do it again.
I think I'll buy a birch wreath next time. Oi vey.
However, there were far more leaves on the form before it was painted. I didn't paint the leaves directly after making the form so there were a lot of lost leaves. Rookie mistake, but a lesson well learned. Rookie mistake, but a lesson well learned.
If I do created more forms, with this springs clippings, I do know that I would absolutely do it right after snipping off the limbs. They are much more pliable, and easier to work with that way. I would also wrap the the branches around so the form would have a have better round consistency. Just another lesson learned.
Location, Location, Location
Although Jaden says this wreath is drab it photographs well. So I imagine it will look nice under the lights with the reflection from a mirror behind it. Or so that's the idea. I plan to hang it in front of a mirror on our mantle.
Lisa M. White
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