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NOV-DEC 2018

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46 | N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 FRESH STYLE I arrange 2 | I bought this rose hip wreath, but you can also make it from scratch. For this wreath, I want an asymmetrical design, with one half pink and the other half red. To do this, keep the majority of rose hip berries on one side, snipping some of the excess berry branches to make room for the other materials, and place them to the side for now. 6 | For even more dimension, fill in the pink half with a few shorter stems of white gypsophila. Place a few long pieces of white gypsophila into the two corners alongside the longer rose hip branches to bulk them up. Add wisps of shimmering red gypsophila throughout the design in varying lengths. The sparkle gives some extra cheer while also adding to the overall movement of the wreath. Weave a red ribbon through the top branches, tie a bow, and you're ready to hang it. 4 | Focus on the red side of the wreath's base. Tuck pieces of reindeer moss in among the twigs and berries to create a fluffy texture. Try to wrap the pieces as best you can between the branches to secure it in place. If it keeps falling out, use wire to attach. 1 | By focusing on reds and pinks, I think this becomes a surprising take on the traditional holiday wreath. I'll use rose hip branches, white and shimmering red gypsophila (baby's breath), pink and white rice flower, and red reindeer moss. 5 | Add more of the design elements to provide volume and movement. Add the shorter pieces of the rose hip branches back in by sticking them into the moss. Then add a few longer pieces in two adjacent sides of the form. The shorter branches will help keep the moss in place, while the longer ones will help create asymmetry. 3 | Fill in the wreath's form. For the pink side, add short pieces of rice flower in the varying colors to create a base. Add this in clusters for the best effect, weaving the stems in and out of the rose hip branches. They are light- weight, so they shouldn't fall out if you secure them well. Keep adding until half of the wreath is completely covered. For more information, see Sources, page 84

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