The temps are cooler and the days are shorter, tis the season for our fresh winter greens and arrangements. Although many of you are dreading the long cold winter months ahead, warm your home with a beautiful Birch Bundle that can be kept inside or outside.
What you will need for this easy, inexpensive winter project is: 3 birch logs, decorative wired ribbon, fresh greens, floral wire and your choice of accessories. Make sure your birch logs are cut down to a good, manageable size. (Ours are about 12” long.) Feel free to have a variety of length and diameter. Start by securing your logs together with your floral wire. Wrap it around the bundle and tighten it. This will work as an anchoring point for your accessories and will be hidden by your ribbon, so don’t feel like you need to make it pretty. Start sticking your scraps of fresh greens under the wire that you used to secure your logs. It won’t take much wire. The next step is to tie your wired ribbon around the bundle. Tie a big, beautiful bow at the top! Since the ribbon is wired, it can be manipulated into place quite easily.
At this point you can be done with your Birch Bundle or you can add some Holiday accessories. We added a pine cone and a cute little Cardinal clip to ours. These Birch Bundles make for excellent Host/Hostess gifts, front porch décor, or just a fun little winter project to do with your friends. Stop in to Parkview for even more winter fun, we look forward to seeing you!