15 May, 2009

Not 'Yo Momma's Average Weath

I love looking at (and for) wreaths. I am forever curious of other peoples door decor and wall sconce arrangements. I also love changing out the decoration on my front door and try to keep something on the door from my garage leading into my kitchen as well (because after all, my mother always told me that 'back door guests are best!'). So I was thrilled to come accross this simple, unique, but oh so pretty preppy little wreath idea that makes a bold statment. Also, in lieu of a wreath, I love the idea of using this as your table centerpiece w/ a large bowl of fresh fruit or stacked apples as a centerpiece.

Radish Wreath

You Will Need
- Wreath base/frame: Get a 14-inch (or smaller) box-style wire wreath frame. Info: $1.40 each at Joann.com
- Paddle wire: Look for 22-gauge wire. Info: $1.50 for 110 feet at Save-on-crafts.com
- Wire cutters
- Radishes: Buy 15 to 25 bunches in a variety of colors and shapes (if that sounds like a lot, trust us; you’ll need more than you think

1) Make a bouquet of two or three radish bunches, then wrap the wire around the bouquet a few times, leaving a long strand of wire (you’ll use it to anchor the radishes to the frame).

2) Position the bouquet on the frame, with the radishes facing up and the leaves toward the back.

3) Secure the bouquet to the frame by twisting its wire around the frame, then clip off the leftover strand of wire.

4) Continue to repeat step 1, attaching each new bundle close to the radishes that are already wired on, making your way around the wreath.

5) After you have completed the circle, step back and see if there are any holes or uneven clusters. Attach individual bundles or radishes where needed for a bountiful effect.

Note: Radishes should last up to two days; spritz with water to keep them looking fresh.

source: Sunset


PLD said...

WOW...love the radish wreath, what an AWESOME idea!!!

lisagh said...

Figure out a way to add some ranch dressing to this thing and I'd be all over it! Love love love radishes :)