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The wreath offers holiday greetings

Thanksgiving is five days away, which isn't much time to embark on a full-fledged pilgrims and pumpkins home decor scheme. If you want a holiday look with more staying power, check out these wreaths from Better Homes and Gardens. • They're festive and fresh, and equally appropriate for November and December holidays. • If you just can't leave well enough alone, try hanging the boxwood wreath, shown at left, with a loop of wide, harvest-hued ribbon now, changing it for a silvery one next month. Or wire a red velvet bow to the arrangement of greens and fruit, at right. • Here in Florida, we suggest faux fruit and greens for real staying power. But if you prefer fresh, just swap out your pomegranates, citrus or whatever you choose when they start looking dubious. Don't overlook your back yard as a source for wreath-worthy greenery and citrus. Metallic spray paint is a great way to dress up less-than-perfect fruits and even interestingly shaped veggies like artichokes. • You'll find detailed instructions for these wreaths and many more at • If you're not particularly crafty, use these photos as inspiration and start with a grapevine wreath from the craft store as the basis of a simple, yet still lovely, bit of holiday art. • Easiest yet: Go to your favorite florist or craft emporium to get professional help for your season-spanning wreath. Charlotte Sutton, Arts and Homes editor

The wreath offers holiday greetings 11/21/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 3:12pm]
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