Make a Cardinal Wreath for Thanksgiving Decoration

Thanksgiving is at my house (again) this year … I’ve made all my guests a family initial cardinal wreath. (I’m also making these for teacher’s gifts!) So simple … here’s what I did:
10″ Grapevine Wreath, 4″ Gold Initial, Bird’s Nest Pick,
Floral Pick (evergreen, pine cones, berries),
Cardinal with alligator clip,
20 gauge crafting wire, wire snips
needle nose pliers (to help with tightening wire)
hot glue gun
First, cut a 12″ length of craft wire and wrap it two or three times around the initial.
Attach it to the side of the wreath. You may have to turn the wreath a few times to determine the best place for the initial.  The thinnest spot works best.
Turn the wreath over and twist the wire ends together to secure the initial.
Poke the bird’s nest pick into the wreath near the top of the initial. Poke the sprigs into the wreath. Secure with crafting wire and/or hot glue.
Clip the cardinal near his nest … and there it is!
Quick and easy!  A nice take-home favor on Thanksgiving Day.

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