curious to find a reasonable price on wreaths and swags for our dried flowers. any help would be great! thanks, dave
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.
Here is a link that might be useful: Vermont Christmas Tree Growers
Are you looking for balsam or dried floral bases?
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.
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.
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.
I'm actually looking for twig wreaths and swags. We are using our dried flowers...not making traditional Christmas wreaths.
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.
"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