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Where to buy wreaths and swags for making arrangements

Posted by daveinvt Vermont (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 15, 04 at 14:06

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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RE: Where to buy wreaths and swags for making arrangements

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


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RE: Where to buy wreaths and swags for making arrangements

Are you looking for balsam or dried floral bases?


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RE: Where to buy wreaths and swags for making arrangements

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.


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RE: Where to buy wreaths and swags for making arrangements

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


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RE: Where to buy wreaths and swags for making arrangements

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.


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RE: Where to buy wreaths and swags for making arrangements

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


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RE: Where to buy wreaths and swags for making arrangements

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.


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