How to Make a Princess Pine Wreath

by Alicia Bodine, Demand Media Google

    Princess pine, Lycopodium obscurum, is also commonly referred to as ground pine. According to wildlife specialist William N. Grafton from West Virginia University, princess pine works well to create a decorative wreath to sell. Individuals that enjoy a beautiful wreath during the Christmas season, however, can make a princess pine wreath for the front door to welcome guests, or to place above a fireplace to add a warm and festive vibe to their living room.

    Step 1

    Bend two wire coat hangers into a circle, leaving the hooks as is. Lay the second coat hanger on top of the first, keeping the hooks in the same position. Wrap green floral tape around the two coat hangers to keep them together and to hide the color of the coat hanger.

    Step 2

    Set a 5-inch piece of princess pine over the wire hanger and secure in place by wrapping floral tape around the stem. Repeat with more princess pine pieces, overlapping the pieces as you go so that the stems are hidden. Each piece should face the same direction as the one before it. Stop when the entire wreath is covered in princess pine.

    Step 3

    Glue six to eight pine cones around your wreath with a hot glue gun.

    Step 4

    Add dried roses or plastic red berries throughout the princess pine wreath with a glue gun to add color to your wreath.

    Step 5

    Tie a ribbon into a bow and attach it to the top of the princess pine wreath. You can do this with glue or just tie the ribbon around the base of the hook, letting it drape down over the top center of the wreath.

    Step 6

    Hang the princess pine wreath from the coat hanger hooks.

    Tips & Warnings

    • Other decorations that look great on a princess pine wreath include preserved hydrangeas, fern and garland that comes in the form of beads.

    About the Author

    Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for six years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, Bright Hub, Associated Content and WiseGeek. Bodine is also the current cooking guru for LifeTips. She has received awards for being a top content producer.

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