Wreaths of the Heartland
Midwesterners know winter, especially the hardy residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where the annual average snowfall piles up almost 185 inches deep. Our gorgeous ode to snow includes white foam snowballs, crystalline snowflake ornaments and ice-blue ribbons.
To make this wreath: Begin with a hard white foam circle (ours was 21 inches wide). Use a white feather boa to cover the foam, attaching it with U-shaped pieces of wire. Spray hard white foam balls with artificial snow to resemble snowballs. Buy several snowflake ornaments. Cut some in half, tucking the ornaments- edges into the hard foam wreath so some of the snowflakes appear to be coming from various directions. Hang others flat against the wreath. Fasten them with florist's wire. Add an ice-blue satin bow on the bottom, and hang with matching ribbon.