Greet guests with a beautiful, modern harvest wreath. Create this unique piece with a little foraging and Fiskars® tools to make the job easy.
By Oleander and Palm
- PowerGear® patented gear technology multiplies leverage to give you up to 3X more power on every cut
- Powers through tough stems and branches that traditional pruners can’t
- Patent-pending design with modified gears and cam mechanism optimizes your cutting power in the middle of the cut where the branch is thickest and you need it most
- Makes cutting dramatically easier than it is with other tools
- Fully hardened steel blade stays sharp, even through heavy use
- Low-friction coating helps the blade glide through wood, prevents the blade from gumming up with sap and debris and helps the blade resist rust
- Rugged DuraFrame® construction provides superior strength and reduced weight
- Contoured, rolling handle fits the shape and natural motion of your hand for comfortable use and reduced hand fatigue
- Easy-open lock protects the blade during transport and storage
- Bypass blade style
- Maximum cutting capacity: 3/4" dia.
- Lifetime warranty
- PowerGear2™ Pruner
- Ideal for cutting multiple layers and all-purpose cutting through thick and heavy mixed media materials like cardstock, magnet, chipboard, fiberglass cloth and much more
- Amplify® technology senses blade separation when cutting thick mixed media materials and forces the blades back together for crisp, clean cuts every time — the floating blade tang transfers energy to the torsion bar which adjusts the blade to its optimal angle
- Premium-grade stainless-steel blades with a precisely honed edge cut cleanly all the way to the tip and stay sharp
- Exceptional comfort and control provided by thumb and finger loops with ergonomic sculpting to fit the shape and natural movement of the hand
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Protective sheath keeps the blades safe and protected
- Length: 8"
- Lifetime warranty
- Amplify® Mixed Media Shears (8")
Enhanced to maximize leverage where you need it most, so you can power through stems and light branches up to 3/4" diameter with ease.
Designed to cut thick and heavy mixed media, these shears feature blades ideal for all-purpose cutting tasks.
cotton on the branch (either fresh or from your local craft store)
hot glue gun
12 inch straw wreath
Fall is that transition season taking us from summer to winter, so what better way to welcome the season than by creating a custom DIY wreath that features both a nod to the season before and the season to come. Both boxwood and cotton grow where I live, so I was able to do a little foraging to bring in some beautiful and natural elements, but you can use any materials that are local to you or even find something at your favorite craft store. If you like this idea, consider making a sister version with additional greenery and leaves for some added color.
Step 1. Gather materials and prepare your first half. Once you have gathered your materials, start by making small bundles of boxwood, or whatever first material you choose, and wire them together with a small amount of floral wire. One of the reasons I chose boxwood and cotton is because both of these materials will dry out and retain their shape, extending the life of my wreath for many seasons to come.
Step 2. Create your wreath shape. Once you have about 16 bundles made, start wiring them onto your straw wreath form. I leave the plastic that comes on the wreath in place since it isn't visible once the wreath is assembled and it helps to keep everything just a bit neater. Placing a couple of bundles at a time on the wreath form, begin wrapping the floral wire tightly around the straw wreath to secure the bundles.
Step 3. Continue to assemble your first half. Keep stacking the bundles on top of the previous ones to cover any empty spots on the wreath. You do not need to cover the back of the wreath that will hang against your door or wall, just be sure to fill in the top and sides so the wreath looks full. Cover exactly half of the wreath with boxwood.
Step 4. Prepare your second material. Begin by removing the cotton buds from their stems for easier adhesion.
The Fiskars® PowerGear2™ Pruner cuts through thick branches with ease.
Step 5. Assemble your second half. Start by gluing the cotton onto the side of the wreath that is bare. Continue gluing cotton onto this half of the wreath form until it is full.
Step 6. Clean up your wreath. Using the
Fiskars® Amplify® Mixed Media Shears, trim away any lose or extra-long boxwood branches or untamed cotton. I did not want my wreath to be too perfectly shaped, so I left a few stray branches.
Step 7. Hang your harvest wreath. Finish by hanging this unique wreath on your door or prominent location in your home to welcome the harvest season and guests into your home.