Wreaths are like rings. They represent the Universal Circle and also
the idea of circulating love, wealth and prosperity for yourself and neighbors.
Usually they are hung on the front door, over the fire place or over the dining
room table to commemorate special occasions or the changing of the seasons.
To make the frame for your wreath you will need strong thread, glue and branches
from the appropriate tree. Try to make your wreath from branches you find on the
ground, however if you can't, be sure to thank the tree if you end up breaking
off any its limbs. However, probably the easiest way is to buy a pre-fabricated
frame for it at a local craft store. Most craft stores sell very nice
circular frames made from varnished grape vines that look very natural and
A wreath can be complicated and hung with a cornucopia of herbs, fruits and
flowers or it can be as simple as a bunch of pussy willows braided together and
formed into a circle. Below are a few suggestions for different wreaths you can
make to suit different purposes.
LOVE DRAWING WREATH
For this you all you need is some kind of circular armature, or the above
mentioned grape vine wreath. However if you want to make your own circle, the
branches from any fruit tree (apple, cherry, or orange) are perfect. Leave as
many leaves on the branches you can and make sure they are thin and pliable
enough so you twist them into a the circle. Once you have constructed the circle
decorate it with dried roses. Pink and red are the best colours. The darker the
red, the more sexy the wreathe. You can dry your own roses in advance. However,
if you have no dried roses available, fabric flowers will work just as well. Tie
the buds of the roses into the wreathe and then decorate it with pink, red and
white ribbons, Although kind of lush and girly, it is designed to bring love
into your life.
PROSPERITY DRAWING WREATH
This little wreath is beautiful, simple, classy and it smells great. Use a
grapevine armature and intertwine sprigs of basil, rosemary, thyme, parsley,
sage, and bay leaves. All of these herbs draw wealth to the home. You may attach
small oranges or kumquats. For an added dash of spice to your life, stick each
orange with pins which have been threaded with cloves - an orange stuck with
cloves is an ancient way of drawing money to you fast.
CHINESE PROSPERITY DRAWING WREATH
Use dried or fresh red, orange and yellow chrysanthemums, which symbolize
autumn, protection and money. With this one you can use a Styrofoam board
backing to affix the flowers to the backing. Or you can tie them to a grapevine
armature. Decorate with red ribbons.
Take long thin branches of holly that still have berries on the vine and braid
and twist them into a circle. Holly is known to protect from evil spirits and
bring blessings to the home. Decorate with a white ribbon.
CORNOCOPIA OF THE GODS WREATH
Take pine or spruce branches and using wire and players, twist them into a
circle. Decorating this is not unlike decorating a Christmas tree, only you are
going to attach pomegranates, oranges, walnuts in their shelves, kumquats, pine
cones, acorns, bay leaves and chocolate covered coins. I like using fresh stuff,
but there are many versions of the wreath that could be made using plastic
replicas of food such as grapes strawberries and oranges. Finish this
masterpiece off with gold, yellow and green ribbons.
MARTHA STEWART 'S OSHUN HAPPINESS WREATH
This one comes from Martha Stewart who probably didn't realise that she
was inventing something that would honour the African Orisha of the Rivers,
Love, and Wealth, Oshun. It is Oshun who takes care of love and relationships,
money, and all the things that make life sweet. For this one you will need
hundreds of pins, and bags and bags of pink, orange and yellow gumdrop candies.
Use the pins (or use glue) to press these candies onto their backing. The effect
is a sunburst of joy. Finish it off with a big bow of pink, yellow and orange
ribbons, However save this one for the mantelpiece. Oshun is not the only being
that loves sugar. You don't want an army of birds or squirrels attacking your
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