Where to buy wreaths and swags for making arrangements

daveinvt(Vermont)September 15, 2004

curious to find a reasonable price on wreaths and swags for our dried flowers. any help would be great! thanks, dave

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Jim_Andrews(z5 VT)

You might want to try and find the local Christmas tree farmers there in your area and see if you can buy bulk - either whole trees or branch trimmings. Sometimes they will sell these and maybe trees that are too stunted, misshapen, or otherwise unfit for a Xmas tree on the open market. That way you can make your own with a wreath form and some paddle wire from a florist supply house. I used to do that all the time - I'd go to the farmer's markets and buy up all the junk and use it to make wreaths, garlands, swags, and the like. I found it to be very economical as opposed to buying pre-packed boxes of cut evergreens.

Jim

Here is a link that might be useful: Vermont Christmas Tree Growers

    Bookmark   September 16, 2004 at 11:16AM
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robin_maine

Are you looking for balsam or dried floral bases?

    Bookmark   September 16, 2004 at 3:23PM
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imtoobusy(z6b)

If you have a floral wholesaler in your area you could try there. I go to one in the Baltimore area and another in the DC area and the selections are HUGE!! Roping, wreaths, evergreen topiarys etc, etc.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2004 at 8:27AM
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ddunbar(z5 IN)

Do you have a "Hobby Lobby" in your area? They are extremely reasonable and usually have sales a couple of times a year. I've been able to get swag bases and wreath bases for $2-4 each full price there.
DD

    Bookmark   September 27, 2004 at 6:02PM
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bryan_ut(z5UT)

daveinvt Why don't you just use a wreathmaker to assemble your wreaths and swags. I do alot of them using fresh flowers and hang the wreath to dry after. It takes alot less time than using hot glue.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2004 at 2:25PM
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daveinvt(Vermont)

I'm actually looking for twig wreaths and swags. We are using our dried flowers...not making traditional Christmas wreaths.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2004 at 9:07AM
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robin_maine

I think Whitney Originals in Machias, Maine makes twig bases. I tried to look in while I was driving by last night but it was dark inside. 1-800-562-7963.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2004 at 4:53AM
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KellsMcG

"You might want to try and find the local Christmas tree farmers there in your area and see if you can buy bulk - either whole trees or branch trimmings."

Agreed. I always buy noble fir garlands from a tree farm in NW Oregon - they're not close to me as I live in another state, but the quality of Oregon trees and trimmings is worth it, and you can always buy wholesale/bulk.

Here is a link that might be useful: Oregon Evergreen & Willamette Evergreen

    Bookmark   July 10, 2014 at 6:13PM
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