1Fill a short glass vase with
wettable design foam
and water. Arrange nine
short-stemmed roses in three
rows, then line the edge of
the vase with plucked pine
needles. After all the needles
are in place, give them an even
2Gather longleaf pine
boughs to make your own
garland. Trim the bough into
individual sections to create
little “brooms.” Unspool a
length of heavy floral wire.
Using a finer wire, tie each
little piece to the continuous
wire. The tree sap makes for
sticky fingers, but this project
will produce beautiful results.
Want to get rid of the pitch on
your hands? Cover your sappy
hands with baby oil and wipe
dry with paper towels.
T H E H A L L S
Set aside some time to plan, and
express yourself by accessorizing
the fireplace from top to bottom.
Approach the creation of your
vignette as if you are designing a
picture wall — that special backdrop
where friends and family pose for
Judy Watford of Paysage advises
that your first idea for a design
project most likely will not become
the end result. Be open to change
throughout the process, and consider
using these insider do-it-yourself
designer tips from Watford, Dana
Cook and Wendi Fayad.
do it yourself
WBM december 2020